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cells and diabetes

The protein adipsin, which is produced in body fat, helps protect insulin-secreting cells called pancreatic beta cells from destruction in type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. Among middle-aged adults, higher levels of the protein in the blood were also associated with protection from type 2 diabetes.

The study, published Nov. 7 in Nature Medicine, may...

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the main cell types that take up tumor-derived exosomes in brain tissue

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread—or metastasis—to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian investigators. The protein, CEMIP, will now be a focus of efforts to predict, prevent and treat brain metastases, which are a frequent cause of cancer deaths.

In their study, published Nov. 4 in Nature Cell Biology, the scientists found...

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December 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
Sudhir Thakurela, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate Harvard Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Broad Institute
December 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
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December 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Hilary T. Monaco
Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (TPCBM)

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Minor Sponsors: Drs. Kyu Rhee and Chris Myers
Additional Members: Dr. Ned Wingreen (Princeton University)

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