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Jul 23, 2020, 10:00 ET The first mouse model of human pancreas cancer subtypes

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have created the first mouse model of pancreatic cancer that recreates two subtypes of the human...


Jul 07, 2020, 10:00 ET Blocking cholesterol storage could stop growth of pancreatic tumors

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found that they can stop the growth of pancreatic cancer cells by interfering with the way...


Jun 30, 2020, 15:10 ET Brain receptor pulls open electrical gate like a puppet master

For the first time, researchers in the lab of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor Hiro Furukawa have been able to track each atom in the...


Jun 29, 2020, 12:08 ET New evidence for how blood clots may form in very ill COVID-19 patients

Scientists have new evidence that overactive neutrophils—a common type of circulating immune cell—may drive the life-threatening blood clots and...


Jun 17, 2020, 11:00 ET The DNA tricks that gave us 100 different kinds of tomatoes

An expansive new analysis of genetic variation among tomatoes has uncovered 230,000 previously hidden large-scale differences in DNA between 100...


Jun 04, 2020, 18:30 ET Clinicians and scientists apply symptom tracking to COVID-19 outpatient care using famotidine

A patient-reported symptom tracking method used for patients with cancer has now been adapted for patients with COVID-19. Investigating the effect of ...


May 27, 2020, 05:00 ET Pregnancy reprograms breast cells, reducing cancer risk

An early age of pregnancy (25 years and younger) is known to reduce the overall risk of breast cancer by over 30%. CSHL Assistant Professor Camila...


May 18, 2020, 14:37 ET Smoking increases SARS-CoV-2 receptors in the lung

New research from CSHL scientists suggests that cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), the protein that ...


Apr 16, 2020, 09:00 ET International consortium investigates overactive immune cells as cause of COVID-19 deaths

In the urgent battle to treat COVID-19 patients, a group of eleven international medical research organizations is investigating whether overactive...


Feb 24, 2020, 11:00 ET Extra chromosomes in cancers can be good or bad

Cancer cells are notorious for their genetic disarray. A tumor cell can contain an abundance of DNA mutations and most have the wrong number of...


Jan 27, 2020, 11:00 ET New look at odd holes involved in taste, Alzheimer's, asthma

Many cells are covered with mysterious large holes, pores that have been associated with the sense of taste as well as Alzheimer's disease,...


Dec 23, 2019, 11:00 ET A new tomato ideal for urban gardens and even outer space

Farmers could soon be growing tomatoes bunched like grapes in a storage unit, on the roof of a skyscraper, or even in space. That's if a clutch of...


Nov 07, 2019, 17:38 ET 14th annual Double Helix Medals dinner raises over $4 million

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) hosted the 14th annual Double Helix Medals dinner (DHMD) on November 6th and raised $4.5 million to support...


Oct 30, 2019, 18:26 ET Historic lab at CSHL transformed for future cancer research

After two years of extensive renovation and with generous support from New York State, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's historic Demerec laboratory is ...


Oct 29, 2019, 11:00 ET Seeking better treatment for ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease

There is currently no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). But new research could open up avenues for better diagnosis and more effective...


Sep 30, 2019, 14:56 ET Transparent review in preprints

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced a new pilot project—Transparent Review in Preprints (TRiP)—that enables journals and peer review ...


Sep 25, 2019, 14:00 ET Newly discovered target overcomes drug resistance in lethal blood cancer

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), one of the most common blood cancers, has very few treatment options. Now, researchers at Cold Spring Harbor...


Sep 24, 2019, 11:00 ET Mice also fidget while making decisions

Humans aren't the only animals that fidget. In a new study in Nature Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Associate Professor Anne Churchland...


Sep 11, 2019, 14:00 ET Many cancer drugs may not work as thought, CSHL scientists warn

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have identified 10 cancer drugs currently in clinical trials that do not work how clinicians thought they ...


Jul 22, 2019, 11:00 ET Quantifying how the brain smells

Scientists haven't quite decoded how animals smell, but researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) found that it's different from previously ...


Jul 08, 2019, 10:46 ET Laura Slatkin elected to CSHL Board of Trustees

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced the election of Laura Slatkin to the private, not-for-profit institution's Board of Trustees....


Jul 01, 2019, 12:00 ET Cancer cell's "self eating" tactic may be its weakness

Cancer cells use a bizarre strategy to reproduce in a tumor's low-energy environment; they mutilate their own mitochondria! Researchers at Cold...


Jun 20, 2019, 14:00 ET Sugars that coat proteins are a possible drug target for pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that accounts for 275,000 hospitalizations in the United States annually. Patients who suffer from...


Jun 11, 2019, 12:30 ET Norovirus structures could help develop treatments for food poisoning

Noroviruses are a leading cause of food-borne illness outbreaks, accounting for 58% of all outbreaks and causing 685 million cases worldwide each...


Jun 05, 2019, 19:01 ET New preprint server for the health sciences announced today

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Yale University, and BMJ today announced the forthcoming launch of medRxiv (pronounced "med-archive"), a free...