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The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.

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John Rossi, Ph.D., receives highest honor from American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

April 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling

John Rossi, Ph.D., the Lidow Family Research Chair and professor of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.

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Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Test Treatment for Liver Disease

June 25, 2018 | Katie Neith

In an effort to improve options for those with liver cancer, a group of researchers have identified a way of potentially treating a broad range of liver diseases and perhaps even other types of cancer.

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Flippin' Biomaterials

April 1, 2013 | Nick Snead

I saw this paper published in  Science , authored by (as one of my undergraduate biomedical engineering biomaterials professors put it) one of the "demigods" of biomaterials, Bob Langer, and an up-and-coming materials scientist named Dan Anderson, who is making lots of siRNA-delivery biomaterials, too.

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Attending scientific conferences saves me time

April 2, 2012 | Nick Snead

I am very humbled and feel blessed every time I am given the opportunity to attend a science conference. I was at my previous institution when I went to my first “real” science conference in the summer of 2008.

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How I came to City of Hope: the transition from engineering to biology

March 6, 2012 | Nick Snead

I often joke that, when I was studying biomedical engineering, we were only encouraged to learn the bare minimum of the biology that we needed to know in order to do our project. It was, however, partly true.

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Blood stem cells - evolving compensation

March 5, 2012 | Krist Azizian

Disrupting a critical molecular pathway for blood development reveals biology’s robustness. Some faint at the sight of it. Others relish seeing it splattered gratuitously in vampire movies. Blood, with all its symbolism, has intrigued mankind for millennia.

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