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Cancer Researcher and Physician Team Up to Fight Kidney Cancer Through Department of Defense Grant

Benjamin Tycko, M.D., Ph.D., member of the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), looks for clues to disease…

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CDI Scientist Dartois Honored with Gardner Middlebrook Award

Véronique Dartois, Ph.D., member of the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was honored with the Gardner Middlebrook…

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CDI Hosts Annual MABSA Meeting on Biosafety

The Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), hosted the 34th annual symposium of the Mid-Atlantic Biosafety Symposium on…

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Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation Raises $5 Million at Network-Wide Celebration on May 21

Inaugural event raises vital funds for the Center for Discovery and Innovation to advance scientific breakthroughs  Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation raised $5…

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Academia, Pharma Team up to Discover New Drugs in Fight Against SARS-CoV-2, Viruses of the[...]

MAVDA Announcement Media Coverage: The Record/ NorthJersey.com ROI-NJ NJBIZ NJ Spotlight News Endpoints News Crain’s New York NBC4NY Fox4 WPIX11…

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CDI Scientist Dartois Co-authors Major Update on Global TB fight

The global effort against tuberculosis, a disease which takes 1.5 million lives annually, presents some cause for optimism, according to…

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CDI Laboratory Secures NIH Funding for Thymus Immunotherapy Research

A new grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute will fund a physician-scientist from the…

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Inside the CDI, HMH COVID-19 Variant Surveillance System

Scientists at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) and at the Hackensack Meridian Health Biorepository (Bio-R) have…

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CDI Lab Discovers Novel Mechanism of Immune ‘Memory,’ with Vaccine Implications

A key transcription factor in T-cell immunology is crucial to the immune system’s “memory” in recognizing threats it has already…

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CDI Researcher Dartois Named Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Véronique Dartois, Ph.D., member of the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was elected to a prestigious distinction:…

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Voices of HMSOM: Med Student Doing Translational Brain Tumor Research at the CDI

Scholarship recipient and medical student Francesca M. Gualano, shown growing cells in 3D,  is using this year to do translational…

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Omicron Variant: National, New York Media Seek CDI Expertise

The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus appeared in South Africa in November 2021, and touched off global concern due…

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The CDI Experts: Zhang Looks to T-cells to beat Cancer at its Own Game

Cancer works by hijacking the biology of its host. The hijacking can be so complete that cancer even sabotages the…

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Chen and Epidemiology Down to the Molecule

Reporting on the twists and turns of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has become nearly as ubiquitous as the weather forecast. The…

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The CDI Experts: Nagajyothi Hunts Disease Clues in Fat

Fat is basically a dirty word in the modern era. But when it comes to biological reality, it is a…

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The CDI Experts: Thomas Dick Battles Bacteria, Wanders World

The doctoral student had hedged his bets. Using genetics he made a conceptual prediction based on mutations in Staphylococcus aureus,…

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The CDI Experts: Carter Brings Chemistry Expertise to Disease

Mass spectrometry is a technique used to assess the tiniest particles known. It was mostly a chemist’s tool for its…

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The CDI Experts: Renowned Scientist Korngold, at Retirement, Looks Back Over Decades of Breakthroughs

For many, a working life is a series of jobs. For others, there is a vocation – a particular calling…

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The CDI Experts: Zakrzewski and Beating Back Blood Cancers

Empowering the immune system to combat cancer, including the use of immunotherapies and cellular therapies, is one of the great…

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The CDI Experts: Butler and His Lab Investigate Blood Aging, Cancer

Blood is made of cells that sustain life, and virtually all biological processes. But as the blood cells start to…

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The CDI Experts: Xue and a Critical Pathway

Hai-Hui “Howard” Xue is an immunologist studying the incredibly complex symphony of T cells in the immune system. One molecule…

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The CDI Experts: Gengenbacher and the Fight Against Global Killer TB

COVID-19 has killed 2 million people worldwide over the last year, according to estimates. But year after year in the…

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The CDI Experts: Kurepina, TB, and an Eye for Detail

Tuberculosis (TB) has been with humanity for tens of thousands of years. Along the way, it’s killed hundreds of millions…

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CDI Physician-Scientist Seeks to Catch Disease Earlier in the Process

Rachel Rosenstein, M.D., Ph.D., worked for two years at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. There, the dermatologist saw…

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