1. Rich Beston, Melanoma Survivor

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    Rich Beston survived Stage IV melanoma, and explains why basic research and places like The Wistar Institute saves lives.

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    • Science of Wistar: Can a Diabetes Drug Fight Melanoma?

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      Can diabetes drugs help kill therapy-resistant, advanced melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer? New findings from The Wistar Institute's Melanoma Research Center suggest that a common diabetes drug may work with anticancer drugs to destroy metastatic melanoma. Learn all about it from Dr. Adina Vultur, a staff scientist in the lab of Wistar's Dr. Meenhard Herlyn.

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      • The Wistar Author Series Presents: George Johnson

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        George Johnson, acclaimed science writer, reads selections from his latest book, "The Cancer Chronicles." George joins a list of amazing authors who have appeared at Wistar, including Rebecca Skloot ("The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"), Siddhartha Muhkerjee ("The Emperor of All Maladies"), and Sam Kean ("The Violinist's Thumb"). The Wistar Institute is the nation's first independent biomedical research center. It is renowned for its pioneering vaccine research and its NCI-designated Cancer Center. Learn more about us at Wistar.org

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        • Villanueva Update May 2013

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          Wistar's Jessie Villanueva, Ph.D., gives an overview of how her lab is working on improving therapies to melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.

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          • Wistar Authors Series Presents: Sam Kean, author of The Violinist's Thumb

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            Author Sam Kean sits with Marty Moss-Coane, host of WHYY's Radio Times, to discuss his new book The Violinist's Thumb. The interview was part of The Wistar Institute Author Series, which strives to connect the public with writers who present science in new and engaging ways. Recorded September 11, 2012.

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            • Wistar Beakers: A "Cups" Parody for #GivingTuesday

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              December 3, 2013 is Giving Tuesday. Please take the time to support your favorite charities, including The Wistar Institute. On Giving Tuesday, funds donated to Wistar will support our postdoctoral fellows. The future of medicine depends on the young men and women struggling now to build careers in science. Learn more at www.wistar.org/giving-tuesday

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