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The CDI Experts: Veteran Microbiologist Kreiswirth Has Big Plans for Bugs

Every decade or so, it seems, Barry Kreiswirth has a new scourge to tackle in his laboratory. There was the…

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Hackensack Meridian Health Experts Talk Finding Funding

Funding is the crucial ingredient of scientific research. The experts at Hackensack Meridian Health, who know best about finding grants…

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CDI Hosts Meeting Discussing New Antibiotic Plans – Down to the Molecule

Last May, David S. Perlin, Ph.D., the chief scientific officer and senior vice president of Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for…

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Bacterial Communication Focus of CDI Lecture

Bacteria which are normally harmless when found in low amounts promptly activate and begin attacking a host once they have…

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Center for Discovery and Innovation Director Perlin Named ‘Outstanding Scientist’ by MDAdvantage

David S. Perlin, Ph.D., the chief scientific officer and senior vice president of the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation,…

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Hackensack Meridian Health and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Join New York Genome Center as[...]

Hackensack Meridian Health and the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center consortium have become the newest institutional associate members of the New York…

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Pediatric Cancer Specialists Join CDI, Taking Aim At Brain Tumors

Two renowned physicians who are specialists in pediatric cancer have joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation…

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CDI Researchers Point to New Way to Use Old Drug for Rising Infections

A group of bacteria that are cousins to tuberculosis naturally live in soil and water across the globe. For most…

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Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Aiming to Kill ‘Superbugs’ as Part of[...]

Hackensack Meridian Health has invested in the clinical-stage biotechnology company Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), as part of the health network’s successful innovation program, the…

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Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation Lab Awarded NIH Grant to Study Aging[...]

Jason Butler, Ph.D., a transplant from Weill Cornell Medical College and now an associate member of the Hackensack Meridian Health…

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CDI’s Perlin Attends INFOCUS-ISHAM Meeting in Brazil

David Perlin, Ph.D., chief scientific officer and senior vice president of the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation,…

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CDI Lab Awarded NIH Grants to Decipher Aging in Down syndrome

Dr. Ben Tycko, a Member of the CDI, in collaboration with Dr. Eugene Yu at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute,…

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CDI Researcher Gives Update on Bone Marrow Models in American Cancer Society Grant

The differences in blood vessels in the bone marrow – which mean life and death for thousands of cancer patients…

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Science, Less Smoking Lead to Largest Ever Single-Year Drop in Cancer Mortality

Decreases in smoking and medical breakthroughs have produced the largest-ever single-year drop in cancer mortality, according to a new report…

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FDA Approves Ebola Vaccine in ‘Critical Milestone’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ervebo, the first such vaccine for the prevention of Ebola virus disease (EVD),…

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Deadly fungus spreads in N.J. with more than 100 confirmed cases

A deadly drug-resistant fungus is spreading in New Jersey. Candida auris, which is typically found in healthcare facilities that take…

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Why the huge surge in EEE cases?

From STAT News: Federal rules requiring quick sample disposal mean we may never know why there is the “massive” increase…

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Winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in medicine figured out how our cells adapt to[...]

From Apple News: This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to three scientists whose work focused on understanding how…

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Stuart Levy, microbiologist who sounded alarm on antibiotic resistance, dies at 80

Stuart B. Levy, a physician and microbiologist who sounded the alarm on the dangers of antibiotic resistance, demonstrating that drugs…

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Sustainable Discovery and Development of Antibiotics- Is a Nonprofit Approach the Future?

From The New England Journal of Medicine: Sustainable Discovery and Development of Antibiotics- Is a Nonprofit Approach the Future? Read…

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Study on cannabis chemical as a treatment for pancreatic cancer

Study on cannabis chemical as a treatment for pancreatic cancer may have ‘major impact,’ Harvard researcher says… Read More


2 Ebola patients in Congo “cured” with drugs, say doctors

Top doctors fighting Ebola quickly used the case on Tuesday to press the message that people can recover from the…

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Why Sexually Transmitted Infections Can’t Shake Their Stigma

The viral S.T.I.s that persist seem to hit people the hardest. The idea of an infection that you can’t get…

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Combining Antibiotics, Researchers Deliver One-Two Punch against Ubiquitous Bacterium

For the first time, doctors in the U.S. have used the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to treat a…

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