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Blog Post
Jul. 11, 2018

Wistar Science Highlights: Gene Expression Control in Physiology and Cancer

Alterations in gene expression can cause a wide spectrum of disease, including cancer. Wistar researchers have described new basic mechanisms of regulation of RNA transcription during physiological processes and malignant transformation. Understanding these fundamental mechanisms will take scientists closer to identifying specific therapeutic targets.

Blog Post
Jul. 2, 2018

Celebrating the Chern’s Family Commitment To Wistar Trainees

There is something special about the Chern Memorial Award at The Wistar Institute. It’s not just a longstanding tradition and a prestigious honor for the postdoctoral trainees at the Institute, it’s a heartfelt moment, in which junior scientists and mentors come together around the Chern family and their affectionate support for young scientists. It’s a perfect example of memorialization, love and generosity.

Blog Post
Jun. 28, 2018

Melanoma Researchers Gathered at Wistar to Assess How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Still Need to Go

In a time when targeted therapies and immunotherapies have revolutionized the treatment options for melanoma patients, and yet a substantial proportion of them don’t benefit from these new approaches, researchers are looking for factors that affect the host response and how to modulate them. Some of the world’s leading experts in basic and clinical melanoma research gathered at Wistar this past week for the 2nd Noreen O'Neill Melanoma Research Symposium to discuss the progress and challenges in the field.