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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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CDI in the News: Variant Surveillance and ‘Breakthrough’ Cases

Dr. David Perlin and the team at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) developed a high-throughput test…

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Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation Develops Advanced Test to Track and Diagnose[...]

New rapid high-throughput test detects E484K COVID-19 mutation in hospital and care settings across New Jersey Experts at the Hackensack…

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Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Anthology Diagnostics Laboratories for State-of-the-Art Lab Genomic Profiling of Cancers

Hackensack Meridian Health and Genomic Testing Cooperative (GTC) in Irvine, California, have teamed up to establish the first-of-its-kind genomic profiling laboratory called…

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CDI Scientists Take In-Depth Look Into a Pathogenic Fungus

Scientists at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) and Rutgers University have taken never-before-seen look at the…

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CDI Head Perlin Named to ROI-NJ Power List for COVID-19 Response

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

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CDI Scientists Publish Results of Novel COVID-19 Test

The viral diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed and implemented by scientists from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation…

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Immune Mechanism Could Boost Vaccine Efficacy, CDI Lab Finds

Effective vaccines may depend on the ability of a key cellular mechanism to limit the immune system’s “brakes” on developing…

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Hackensack Meridian Health Awarded $5.5 Million to Continue Convalescent Plasma Work for COVID-19

Treatments using antibodies of pandemic survivors bolstered by federal grant Researchers and clinical experts at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and…

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CDI Lab Tackles ‘Long-Standing Controversy’ in Certain Leukemias

New research challenges a widely accepted view of beta-catenin’s role in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) — impacting the development of…

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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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