News and Events : 2015 : September

Lluis Morey, Ph.D.

Sylvester Researcher Identifies Protein Driving Stem Cell Differentiation into Cardiac Cells

A genetics researcher at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has identified a protein that drives the development of embryonic stem cells into functional cardiac cells — a finding that could lead to a better understanding of heart disease.

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Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.

Genetics Researcher at Sylvester Identifies Cellular Process Implicated in Cancer and Other Diseases

A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center genetics researcher has identified a basic cellular process that could lead to new treatment strategies for cancer and other diseases. “We are deepening our understanding of the complex processes that turn genes ‘on and off’ in the development of both normal and abnormal tissues,” said Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D., Director of the Cancer Epigenetics Research Program.

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