Mary Powers

Mary Powers

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Mary Powers is a member of the Communications Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Pain may be a risk factor for learning problems in childhood cancer survivors

Posted by Mary Powers | Oct 13, 2021

Researchers are focusing on treatment-related pain as another way to reduce the risk of learning and memory problems in survivors of childhood leukemia.

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A 3D print of influenza virus shows the yellow surface covered with proteins called hemagglutinin (colored blue) and neuraminidase (colored red) that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells. Image provided by the National Institutes of Health.

Immune markers offer clues to antibody production in response to flu

Posted by Mary Powers | Apr 7, 2021

Scientists are learning more about antibody production in response to flu, including how they develop from helper T cells and monocytes.

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COVID-19 prevention is essential for bone marrow transplant patients

COVID-19 prevention is essential for bone marrow transplant patients

Posted by Mary Powers | Feb 9, 2021

Research points to bone marrow transplant patients having the highest risk for severe complications from a COVID infection. Here’s what that means.

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Leukemia diagnosis sets path for Browne to become a nurse practitioner

Leukemia diagnosis sets path for Browne to become a nurse practitioner

Posted by Mary Powers | Jan 4, 2021

St. Jude highlights these women in science and clinical care who offer insights and tips for those interested in pursuing a scientific or clinical career.

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Word to the wise: Don’t let the genomic data fool you

Word to the wise: Don’t let the genomic data fool you

Posted by Mary Powers | Dec 18, 2020

In the world of genomics, this computational biologist recommends these simple things before interpreting the data.

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Can common nasal bacteria be targeted to slow flu transmission? Maybe.

Can common nasal bacteria be targeted to slow flu transmission? Maybe.

Posted by Mary Powers | Oct 19, 2020

This new study shows that flu transmission and infection could be slowed or prevented by this simple technique.

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Childhood Solid Tumor Network moves to the cloud with additional data and analytic tools

Childhood Solid Tumor Network moves to the cloud with additional data and analytic tools

Posted by Mary Powers | Sep 23, 2020

Scientists interested in studying pediatric solid tumors now have this comprehensive, interactive online shop for patient-derived tumor information.

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Interested in childhood cancer survivorship research? Apply now for support to get started

Interested in childhood cancer survivorship research? Apply now for support to get started.

Posted by Mary Powers | Sep 3, 2020

Get your survivorship study funded by applying for this career development award.

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Research restart means adapting to a new normal amid the ongoing pandemic

Research restart means adapting to a new normal amid the ongoing pandemic

Posted by Mary Powers | Aug 19, 2020

As the research restart gets underway, scientists at St. Jude are continuing to do these things they did during the pandemic's early days.

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Searching for the next pandemic flu virus? There’s another factor to keep in mind.

Searching for the next pandemic flu virus? There’s another factor to keep in mind.

Posted by Mary Powers | Jun 30, 2020

Researchers find the stability of this protein is key to the pandemic potential of swine flu.

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