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One Common Genetic Variant and the Bacteria Inside Of Us Help Dictate Inflammation, Antitumor Activity, and Outcome in Cancer Patients


New findings show how an inactivating polymorphism in the TLR5 Gene that occurs in more than one out of 15 people, plays important role in progression of luminal breast cancer and ovarian cancer
19-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Russel E. Kaufman Steps Down as President/CEO of the Wistar Institute


Russel E. Kaufman steps down as the Wistar Institute President & CEO and Dario C. Altieri, Wistar Cancer Center Director, named new CEO.
18-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Herpes Virus Rearranges Telomeres to Improve Viral Replication


In a newly published study, Paul Lieberman and his lab report how this aggressive virus known for cold sores can manipulate the protective ends of our chromosomes to replicate and spread.
11-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Wistar Receives $100K Grant from W.W. Smith Charitable Trust for Research into Cell Growth that Causes Human Cancers


Wistar's Ken-ichi Noma, Ph.D., wins the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust grant.
5-Dec-2014 9:05 AM EST

Wistar’s Dr. Maureen Murphy and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Scientists Win GlaxoSmithKline’s Discovery Fast Track Challenge to Develop Novel Cancer Therapeutics


Wistar and Penn scientific alliance, which has worked together for past 16 years, was announced as winners by GlaxoSmithKline of the 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge.
2-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

Dr. Stanley A. Plotkin to Receive the Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence in the Field of Vaccines


On Dec. 16, Wistar Institute Emeritus Professor Dr. Stanley A. Plotkin receives the Hamdan Award at the Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences.
14-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

The Wistar Institute Welcomes Heather Steinman, New Vice President for Business Development & Executive Director, Technology Transfer


The Wistar Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather A. Steinman, Ph.D., M.B.A., as Vice President for Business Development and Executive Director, Technology Transfer, a newly created position with a pivotal leadership role in...
24-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Middle-Aged Adults Were More Susceptible to the Flu Last Year Because of a New Viral Mutation

Wistar researchers have identified a new mutation in the H1N1 influenza virus that made it easily transmitted in middle-aged adults--those who should be able to resist the viral assault--during the 2013-2014 influenza season. .
21-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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