Category Archives: Disease research

Big Data meets DNA

Today, we welcome guest blogger Michael Hübner, a postdoctoral researcher in Professor David Spector’s lab. Dr. Hübner co-founded the Bioscience Enterprise Club, a resource for students and postdocs to explore science careers outside of academia. 300,000,000 sequence fragments. 20,000 megabytes … Continue reading

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High school students learn the fascinating story of Henrietta Lacks

This week we welcome CSHL Director of Research, Professor David Spector. Here, he describes his recent visit to the Horace Mann School where he discussed the story of Henrietta Lacks. A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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A bad neighborhood for cancer

In honor of National Cancer Research Month, we welcome guest blogger Miriam Fein, a Stony Brook University graduate student who is working in Assistant Professor Mikala Egeblad’s Lab here at CSHL. When you are looking for a place to live, … Continue reading

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Finding the genes that underlie autism

As autism awareness month comes to a close, we welcome guest blogger Research Assistant Professor Mike Ronemus. Mike recently filmed a public service announcement with Cablevision highlighting the importance of basic research to understand the genetics of autism. Watch it … Continue reading

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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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