Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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Students Today, Scientists Tomorrow: Interns Shine in the City of Hope Spotlight

September 6, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Students spent 10 weeks this summer at the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy, designed to give hardworking students the opportunity to learn about science by working in a laboratory setting.

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$7.38 million grant will benefit new treatments for fatal childhood disease

March 17, 2016 | City of Hope

City of Hope's efforts to fight and cure Canavan disease -- a rare yet fatal disorder that strikes within the first 3 to 6 months of an infant's life -- just got a $7.38 million boost from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

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Study: Researchers develop new method of targeting cancer stem cells

March 3, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

Research into a promising therapeutic target for glioblastoma was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. City of Hope scientists are working to uncover how cancer stem cells grow, and what can be done to stop them from multiplying.

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Memory gets a boost when specific gene is stimulated, study finds

June 9, 2014 | Nicole White

Learning and memory are regulated by a region of the brain known as the hippocampus. New research from City of Hope has found that stimulating a specific gene could prompt growth – in adults – of new neurons in this critical region, leading to faster learning and better memories.

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Memory, learning linked to protein in brain stem cells

June 11, 2013 | Darrin Joy

The Wnt7a protein helps stem cells develop in the brain. The findings, and this illustration, were featured on the cover of the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology . Our ability to maintain brain function and preserve learning and memory are at the core of City of Hope research just published in Molecular Cell Biology .

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