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Breast Cancer Cells Use Message-carrying Vesicles to Send Oncogenic Stimuli to Neighboring Normal Cells

According to a Wistar study, breast cancer cells starved for oxygen send out messages that induce oncogenic changes in surrounding normal epithelial cells.
10-Aug-2020 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Sugar-based Signature Identifies T Cells Where HIV Hides and Persists Despite Antiretroviral Therapy

Wistar scientists may have discovered a new way of identifying and targeting hidden HIV viral reservoirs during treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART).
7-Aug-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Molecular Mechanism Involved in Cellular Senescence That Modulates Inflammation and Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

Wistar scientists discovered a novel pathway that enables detection of DNA in the cytoplasm and triggers inflammation and cellular senescence. This pathway may be modulated during senescence-inducing chemotherapy to affect cancer cell response to...
19-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar announces today that they are part of a team to develop a vaccine against the recently emerged strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has infected hundreds in China and other countries, including the U.S., and resulted in numerous deaths to...
23-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Wistar Institute Received Nearly $2.5M in Philanthropic Support

In the past six months, scientists at The Wistar Institute received funding from private foundations totaling $2,418,000 that will fuel new discoveries in cancer, immunology and infectious diseases.
19-Dec-2019 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Therapeutic Strategy for Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

A Wistar study demonstrated that NAMPT, an enzyme critical for NAD+ biosynthesis, mediates selection of stem-like chemoresistant cells following cisplatin treatment.
19-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Microscopic World Comes Alive During Nikon Small World Exhibit

See cellular images as distinct as abstract art, minerals appear as future urban landscapes, single-celled organisms of the microscopic netherworld, and much more from the 2019 Nikon Small World competition of photomicrography.
17-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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International Collaboration for Scientific Training Launched Between The Wistar Institute and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands

Wistar and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) formalized a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions to explore a postdoctoral training exchange program in immunology, cancer research and vaccine biology. The Wistar-Schoemaker...
15-Nov-2019 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites


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