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Fungal Infections an Unintended Consequence of Advanced Immunotherapy, Research Shows

June 1st, 2023

The Desai Lab shows how clinical use of some monoclonal antibodies may cause life-threatening systemic fungal infections Major fungal infections…

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CDI Hosts Colleagues at Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma Research Symposium

May 1st, 2023

The Institute for Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) played host to…

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CDI Hosts NJ Health Care Quality Institute Meeting

April 10th, 2023

The Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) was host to the member breakfast and engagement event for the…

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CDI, Axiom Space Sign Agreement to Pursue Science – In Space

February 23rd, 2023

Hackensack Meridian science institute, commercial space leader to work together beyond our atmosphere for clues to better protect human health…

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Leading scientists gather at the inaugural MAVDA meeting to bolster anti-viral drug discovery research

February 14th, 2023

More than 70 scientists took part in the inaugural Annual Metropolitan AntiViral Drug Accelerator (MAVDA) scientific review meeting convened at…

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CDI Scientist’s Data Shows Chagas Disease May Actually Help Protect Heart Against COVID-19

February 7th, 2023

Chagas disease is a parasite-spread infection affecting 300,000 people in the United States. It’s largely a silent scourge, remaining mostly…

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David Perlin, Ph.D. Honored with Dr. Sol J. Barer Award

February 3rd, 2023

David Perlin, Ph.D., chief scientific officer and executive vice president of the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI)…

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CDI Researcher Might Have Found Key to Why COVID-19 Kills More Men than Women

January 25th, 2023

From the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, observers noted that men are more susceptible to severe infections of the…

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CDI Scientist Publishes New Findings on Invasive Fungi and What Boosts their Spread

December 14th, 2022

A recently recruited scientist at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) has published two papers which offer…

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Hackensack Meridian Health Research Institute Accelerates Discovery and Innovation in NJ’s Largest Health Network

November 2nd, 2022

HMHRI brings together health network expertise – for the benefit of patients The Hackensack Meridian Health Research Institute (HMHRI) is accelerating scientific…

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CDI Scientist, Colleagues Look for Microscopic Clues to Beating Deadly Brain Tumors

October 28th, 2022

A critical new pathway to treating an aggressive brain tumor might be found in the complex diversity within the tumor…

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More Than 100 Men Get Screened for Prostate Cancer for Free in Hackensack

October 6th, 2022

More good news on top of the Giants Winning this past Sunday! More than 100 New Jersey men are now…

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The CDI Experts: Tong and the Pursuit of Perfectly Targeted Cancer Drugs

March 9th, 2023

Picture this: a cancer patient has their tumor tissue sampled, collected, and sent to a laboratory. The tissue is grown…

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The CDI Experts: Binfeng Lu and the Pursuit of Cancer Immunotherapy

January 23rd, 2023

Binfeng Lu, Ph.D., an immunologist, has built an accomplished career over two decades: a list of credentials and accomplishments that…

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The CDI Experts: Lisa Carter-Bawa Brings Years of Nursing to Cancer Prevention

November 18th, 2022

Lisa Carter-Bawa remembers how her patients could have been better. With improved conditions and food access – more favorable factors…

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The CDI Experts: Psychologist Derry-Vick Researches Stress, from Lab to Clinic

August 24th, 2022

Anxiety; stress; depression; mental health conditions. Our behavioral health is as critical to holistic well-being as any other factor, since…

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The CDI Experts: Zhang Looks to T-cells to beat Cancer at its Own Game

July 14th, 2022

Cancer works by hijacking the biology of its host. The hijacking can be so complete that cancer even sabotages the…

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Chen and Epidemiology Down to the Molecule

April 14th, 2022

Reporting on the twists and turns of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has become nearly as ubiquitous as the weather forecast. The…

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The CDI Experts: Nagajyothi Hunts Disease Clues in Fat

March 23rd, 2022

Fat is basically a dirty word in the modern era. But when it comes to biological reality, it is a…

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The CDI Experts: Thomas Dick Battles Bacteria, Wanders World

February 3rd, 2022

The doctoral student had hedged his bets. Using genetics he made a conceptual prediction based on mutations in Staphylococcus aureus,…

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The CDI Experts: Carter Brings Chemistry Expertise to Disease

January 10th, 2022

Mass spectrometry is a technique used to assess the tiniest particles known. It was mostly a chemist’s tool for its…

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The CDI Experts: Renowned Scientist Korngold, at Retirement, Looks Back Over Decades of Breakthroughs

December 16th, 2021

For many, a working life is a series of jobs. For others, there is a vocation – a particular calling…

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The CDI Experts: Zakrzewski and Beating Back Blood Cancers

September 23rd, 2021

Empowering the immune system to combat cancer, including the use of immunotherapies and cellular therapies, is one of the great…

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The CDI Experts: Butler and His Lab Investigate Blood Aging, Cancer

September 14th, 2021

Blood is made of cells that sustain life, and virtually all biological processes. But as the blood cells start to…

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