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Cancer metabolites organize the tumor microenvironment

Cancer cells are not alone: As cancerous tumors grow unregulated cancer cells engage other cells, in their path of destruction like macrophages which are part of the immune system and endothelial cells which make blood vessels. This collection of non-cancer … Continue reading

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2016 lab mug

Carlos Carmona Fontaine, in between finishing his paper and starting his lab at NYU, found time to make the official 2016 Xavier Lab MUG. Colored in the beautiful parula map, the 2016 mug is the best mug in the world for … Continue reading

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NY/B.I.G. meeting

This Friday 10:00am – 6:15pm at NYU Kerry Boyle talks about “The metabolomic basis of social behavior” at 10:20-10:35. More about it: http://biology.as.nyu.edu/object/biology.events.nybig2016

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High school students and teachers at MSK for the 2015 “Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research”

On Tuesday, November 10, MSK hosted the tenth annual “Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research” lecture for high school and college students. The session was moderated by Craig Thompsons and featured Kat Hadjantonakis, Cole Hanes and me. The whole session is on youtube.

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Journal covers

During my PhD, 1999-2003, most scientific articles I needed for my research where only available in print. I’d go down to the library and take hours photocopying articles from piles of journals. I also listened to a lot of CDs and I … Continue reading

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Systems Biology talk at the MSKCC presidential seminars this week

Evolutionary Tradeoffs and the Geometry of Gene Expression Space Uri Alon, PhD Senior Scientist, Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Department Physics of Complex Systems Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel October 21, 2015 at 4:30 PM Host: GSK Graduate … Continue reading

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Taking statistical pictures of metastasis using zebrafish

Metastasis, the spread of cancer from its primary site to other parts of the body, is when cancer gets really bad. But this process is poorly understood, in large part because it is stochastic. Like the dispersal of plant seeds … Continue reading

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