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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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Hackensack Meridian Health Convalescent Plasma Work for COVID-19 Treatments Enters Next Phase of Study

Treatments using antibodies of pandemic survivors enters new Phase 2 evaluation Researchers and clinical experts at Hackensack Meridian Health, New…

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CDI Named Top Business Incubator by NJBIZ

Hackensack Meridian Health was named the top health care network in the state in the NJBIZ 2020 Reader Rankings. One…

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Loudig Talks Better Biomarkers, Diagnostics, in Virtual Talk

Performing diagnostics earlier, less invasively, and more accurately than ever could save untold lives. For Oliver Loudig, Ph.D., the Center…

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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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Hackensack Meridian CDI and partners at the University of Michigan Demonstrate Better, Faster COVID-19 Antibody[...]

Better tool, methodology could mean better convalescent plasma A more efficient and much faster method to assess high levels of…

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Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Find One-Two Punch Working against Stubborn Pancreatic Cancer in Preclinical Models

A one-two punch of changing gene expression, then deploying immune checkpoint inhibitors, shows promise in battling one of the most…

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CDI Head Perlin, Clinical Expert to Talk ‘Navigating Diabetes in the Time of COVID-19

Keeping proactive in treating diabetes is a challenge in the time of the restrictions of pandemic. Two top Hackensack Meridian…

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CDI Head Perlin Takes Part in Morris Arts’ ‘Great Conversations’

A wide-ranging talk that focused on the uncertainties and challenges of COVID-19 held by Morris Arts featured insights from David…

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Grad Student Working at CDI Pursues Drug Resistance Pathways

Jessica Schuyler is in pursuit of a dangerous infection, like many of her peers at the Hackensack Meridian Center for…

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CDI supports Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Work

The Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) is providing facility and logistical support to pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for…

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The CDI Experts: How Nancy Zhao Powered the COVID-19 Response

Nancy Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., was on back-to-back academic work trips in January. She had a meeting as a member 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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