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February 28, 2024
Double trouble at chromosome ends
The end replication problem dictates that telomeres shrink unless telomerase intervenes. But the problem is actually twice as complicated, with telomerase providing only part of the solution.
February 15, 2024
Keeping telomerase in check
Telomerase could run amok, deleteriously capping damaged DNA, were it not for a first responder to DNA damage.
February 7, 2024
Luciano Marraffini wins Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science
Marraffini is honored for his pioneering research on the study of CRISPR-Cas systems.
July 27, 2023
Kivanç Birsoy named a 2023 Blavatnik National Awards finalist
Birsoy is honored for groundbreaking research uncovering metabolic weaknesses of diseased cells, such as cancer, while shedding light on debilitating mitochondrial diseases and rare genetic disorders.
July 14, 2022
Colorectal cancer tumors both helped and hindered by T cells
Researchers have long disagreed over whether 𝛄𝛅T cells in the gut promote or discourage tumor growth, but new evidence suggests they have the capacity to do both.
May 11, 2022
Awards and Honors
Titia de Lange elected to the Royal Society
She receives the honor for elucidating mechanisms of telomere protection and genome maintenance.
April 19, 2022
Antibody therapy controls HIV for months in new clinical trial
Unlike conventional antiretroviral drugs, treatment with broadly neutralizing antibodies does not rely on vigilant daily dosing and could potentially reduce the body’s reservoir of latent viruses.
April 14, 2022
Kivanç Birsoy, expert on cancer cell metabolism, is promoted to associate professor
Birsoy's groundbreaking research has highlighted key nutrients that cancer cells need to survive, while shedding light on debilitating mitochondrial diseases and rare genetic disorders.
November 9, 2021
Radiotherapy may explain why childhood cancer survivors often develop metabolic disease
Radiation therapy to treat childhood cancer may damage adipose tissue, causing diabetes and coronary heart disease decades later.
November 4, 2021
Scientists discover how mitochondria import antioxidants
The finding offers researchers a direct way to investigate oxidative stress and its damaging effects in aging, cancer and other diseases.
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