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The 69th meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), on April 6 and 7, focused on the hospital's five thematic research centers.
A study comparing how blood stem cells and leukemia cells consume nutrients found that cancer cells are far less tolerant to shifts in their energy supply than their normal counterparts. The results suggest that there could be ways to target leukemia metabolism so that cancer cells die but other cell types are undisturbed.
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MGH investigators have identified a new mechanism that controls the number of the stem cells that give rise to all blood and immune system cells, an advance that may improve treatment of blood system cancers.
MGH Hotline 05.14.10 Researchers from the Center for Regenerative Medicine gathered with Cheryl Chagnon, Heather Reid and their families April 6 to celebrate the donation of an important piece of research equipment -- the Nexelcom Cellometer Vision automatic cell analyzer.
A new study by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital indicates that "good" cells can become cancerous because of exposure to a "bad" environment within the body — similarly to the way a "good boy" may turn to crime when exposed to the pressures of life in a crime-ridden neighborhood.
Dr. David Scadden shares his thoughts on the new executive order.
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