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Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope National Medical Center Quarterly Newsletter: January through March 2015

April 27, 2015 | City of Hope

Announcements Congratulations to Jodi Murakami and her fiancée, who welcomed home their baby boy in December.   Congratulations to Nathaniel Magilnick and his wife, who welcomed home their baby boy in March.

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January Grad Student Forum: Richard Jaramillo

April 22, 2015 | Richard Jaramillo

Increased levels of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) have been reported in serum of patients with diabetes and are associated with increased probability of specific complications including cardiovascular disease and nephropathy.

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June Grad Student Forum: Cecilia Choy

July 9, 2014 | Cecilia Choy

Cooperation of Neurotrophin Receptor TrkB and Her2 in Breast Cancer Cells Facilitates Brain Metastasis Cecilia Choy, Josh Neman, Matthew Duenas, Hubert Li, Nagarajan Vaidehi, Rahul Jandial Metastases are responsible for 90% of all cancer deaths, and patients diagnosed with brain metastasis have a dismal 20% probability of one-year survival.

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March Grad Student Forum: Jenny Wang

March 21, 2014 | Jenny Wang

Successful breast cancer treatment is often hindered by chemoresistance, metastasis, and tumor recurrence.  The existence of a small population of cells, called cancer stem cells, is thought to contribute to these complications.

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January Graduate Student Research Forum

February 12, 2014 | Lindsey Skrdlant

My research focuses on a disease known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS is a pre-leukemic bone marrow disorder that is characterized by ineffective production of red blood cells, neutrophils, and/or platelets.

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The City of Hope Pediatric Parade

November 20, 2013 | Desiree Van Haute

Every year in late October, City of Hope hosts small heroes, villains, monsters and princesses (and a couple of miniature versions of City of Hope’s doctors) during the pediatric Halloween parade. The parade is an opportunity for the children in the hospital to trick-or-treat and celebrate this fun holiday.

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The Scientific Conference: It’s Never Too Soon to Start

June 8, 2013 | Cai Roberts

A few months ago, with a little help from a graduate school travel grant, I attended the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. I was utterly astounded by what I found when I got there.

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DIYbio Lab in Downtown Los Angeles Re-Opens its Doors to the Community

April 24, 2013 | Monica Polewski

On March 17, I attended the L.A. Biohacker’s Lab grand re-opening event. Like something out of a science-fiction movie, the lab is located in a derelict part of the industrial area of Los Angeles. The lab is inside a building that sells doors (complete with showroom) and across the street from the “L.

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Doing the Unexpected!

January 28, 2013 | Kate Sleeth

I want to share with you the activity we ended the summer with — a flash mob! Over the summer, while planning the “back to school” event, the librarians in City of Hope’s Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library asked if we would be able to do something fun and unexpected to bring exposure to the library, and potentially make it a cooler place.

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Happy Holidays from City of Hope!

December 24, 2012 | Monica Polewski

Members of City of Hope's Postdoctoral Association, Graduate Student Organization and Human Resources Immigration Services got together to wish everyone Happy Holidays. Click here to see the special video of us singing and dancing to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You".

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