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The Wistar Institute Received Nearly $2.5M in Philanthropic Support

In the past six months, scientists at The Wistar Institute received funding from private foundations totaling $2,418,000 that will fuel new discoveries in cancer, immunology and infectious diseases.
19-Dec-2019 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Therapeutic Strategy for Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

A Wistar study demonstrated that NAMPT, an enzyme critical for NAD+ biosynthesis, mediates selection of stem-like chemoresistant cells following cisplatin treatment.
19-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Microscopic World Comes Alive During Nikon Small World Exhibit

See cellular images as distinct as abstract art, minerals appear as future urban landscapes, single-celled organisms of the microscopic netherworld, and much more from the 2019 Nikon Small World competition of photomicrography.
17-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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International Collaboration for Scientific Training Launched Between The Wistar Institute and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands

Wistar and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) formalized a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions to explore a postdoctoral training exchange program in immunology, cancer research and vaccine biology. The Wistar-Schoemaker...
15-Nov-2019 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Synthetic DNA Technology Applied as a Novel Strategy for Delivery of Anti-HIV Antibodies

Wistar scientists applied synthetic DNA-based technology to drive in vivo production of broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies in small and large-animal models, providing proof of concept for a simple and effective next generation approach to HIV...
8-Nov-2019 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Wistar Institute Researcher Awarded American Cancer Society Research Professorship

The American Cancer Society has awarded a Research Professorship to Wistar's Dmitry l. Gabrilovich, M.D., Ph.D. This lifelong designation, accompanied by a five-year $400,000 commitment, is the most prestigious research grant made by ACS.
22-Oct-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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$12.5 Million Grant Awarded to Wistar Extends Federal Support of the Institute’s Quest for Improved Targeted Therapies for Melanoma

Wistar and collaborating institutions have received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health to further research on new melanoma targeted therapies integrating the role of the tumor microenvironment in influencing response to therapy...
17-Oct-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Mechanism Fueling Brain Metastasis Discovered at Wistar

Wistar scientists described a novel mechanism through which astrocytes, the most abundant supporting cells in the brain, also promote cancer cell growth and metastasis in the brain.
9-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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As a nonprofit biomedical research institution, The Wistar Institute is committed to conducting basic research to benefit society and to training the next generation of scientists. Integrity in research is essential to expanding our knowledge of the basic biological processes fundamental to life. All faculty, staff, trainees, and students involved in research at The Wistar Institute are required to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct in research and to adhere to the rules and regulations of federal agencies governing biomedical research. Faculty and senior research staff are expected to serve as mentors to trainees and students, teaching them the standards of ethical practice in research. Elements of integrity in research include intellectual honesty in conducting and reporting research, maintenance of accurate research records and results, proper allocation of credit among co-authors of studies, fairness in peer review, openness in communications and sharing of resources, transparency in potential conflicts of interest, humane care of animals in the conduct of research, and protection of human subjects in the conduct of research.


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