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CDI, Renowned Scientists Talk ‘Lessons from a Pandemic’ in Webinar

Science needs to be flexible and responsive to a new world of health issues – and nowhere was that need…

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Hackensack Meridian Med Student Receives ASH Award for CDI Research

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s first class of students began their training in 2018. At right about the same time,…

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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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CDI Director Perlin Named to Modern Healthcare’s Class of Top 25 Innovators

Scientist’s nomination focused on COVID-19 response Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that David S. Perlin, Ph.D., chief scientific…

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Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health Programs at the CDI: A Note from Dr. Perlin

The CDI is committed to the real-time application of translational science to impact patients with infectious diseases. Currently, 10 principal…

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CDI Scientists Integral Part of Decade-Long TB ‘Drug Accelerator’ Effort

Tuberculosis may not grab headlines in the developed world, but in the developing world it continues to kill an estimated…

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Tracking COVID-19’s Next Chapter

The team of experts at the Center for Discovery and Innovation continue to use their skill set to better understand…

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Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for $6.4 Million to Pursue TB Vaccine

Focus of the work is bolstering B-cell immunity to help body beat bacteria Scientists from the Hackensack Meridian Center for…

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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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Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Discover New Tuberculosis Treatment Pathway

The compound TA-C is metabolized by TB bacteria – weakening the germ from within like a ‘Trojan horse’ attack Scientists…

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Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Develop ‘CATCHER’ for Crucial Biomarkers

Tiny genetic markers, circulating in the blood, have shown great promise in diagnosing and treating disease. Yet identifying and harvesting these…

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Fight Against Drug Resistance Undermined by Lack of New Antibiotics

A lack of new antibiotics, along with declining investments worldwide, currently hinders the fight against rising drug-resistant infections, according to…

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Novel Coronavirus Spreads in China, International Community Responds

A new coronavirus being compared to the SARS viral spread of 2003 continues to spread in a central Chinese province…

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New Killer T Cell Discovered, Touted as Possible Universal Cancer Therapy

A new type of T-cell receptor which recognizes and kills most cancer types could be a “universal” cancer therapy, according…

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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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