Category Archives: Disease research

Time out with Tuveson

  The following interview was conducted and written by Skyler Palatnick Of all the things kids and teens think about when the topic of scientists comes up, the last thing you would expect to hear is that they are normal–but … Continue reading

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Alea Mills explains mouse modeling at the Secret Science Club

A rapt audience of more than 450 New Yorkers gathered at the Secret Science Club in Brooklyn on one unseasonably balmy night in mid-March to listen to tales of gene hunting expeditions by CSHL Professor Alea Mills. She is an … Continue reading

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Double duty: How an anti-cancer protein guards neurons against death after stroke

Cancer biologists know the PTEN gene as a powerful tumor suppressor and one that is among the most commonly deleted genes in human cancer. For more than a decade, CSHL’s Dr. Lloyd Trotman has studied the role of PTEN in … Continue reading

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CSHL scientist takes the plunge in support of cancer research

The non-profit organization, Swim Across America (SAA), raises funds for cancer research by conducting pool and open water swims across the country. A Long Island-based activity that has gained immense popularity over the last few years is the “Sound to … Continue reading

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CSHL’s sequencing power gets a fresh boost

At CSHL’s Woodbury Genome Center a decade ago, it took 12 technicians working in two shifts and six “first generation” sequencing machines to sequence 70 million bases of DNA—repeats of A, T, G, C—in a single month. By 2007, as … Continue reading

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May: National Cancer Research Month.

It’s “National Cancer Research Month,” as declared by the United States Congress following a resolution introduced by members of the Senate Cancer Coalition in 2007. At CSHL, which has been an NCI-designated Cancer Center since 1987, cancer researchers are investigating cancer’s … Continue reading

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Collaboration column: A new gene-hunting strategy locates genetic cause of a rare disease

With an ingenious combination of next-generation sequencing, conventional gene mapping and bioinformatics detective work, an Israeli-led collaboration that includes CSHL scientists has helped a Palestinian family to confront the genetic culprit behind a rare, hereditary neurological disease that afflicts some … Continue reading

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Collaboration column: SMA therapeutics and potential drug target for schizophrenia

CSHL researchers are part of two highly successful, multi-institutional collaborations that report exciting advances in developing therapeutics for a devastating neuromuscular disorder and in finding a ‘druggable’ target for schizophrenia. For several years now, CSHL’s Adrian Krainer has devoted his expertise in … Continue reading

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