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August 8, 2023
A scent paradise for flies
One clever way to observe the neural activity of Drosophilae: build them a custom fly treadmill and tempt them with the tangy perfume of apple cider vinegar.
July 28, 2023
Researchers find an epigenetic key that unlocks common deadly cancers
In skin, some aberrant adult epidermal stem cells turn on SOX9, kickstarting a process that ultimately activates cancer genes.
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 18, 2023
An immune flaw may cause West Nile virus’s deadliest symptoms
With 40% of encephalitis cases now explained by an autoimmune deficiency, West Nile virus "is by far the best understood human infectious disease in the world. It’s stunning.”
July 10, 2023
Probing the dynamic forces that move 37 trillion cells in the human body
Gregory Alushin reveals fundamental truths about cellular biomechanics by studying how the wiggly protein strands known as actin filaments bend and flex, crisscross each other, and have tugs of war.
July 6, 2023
How one of nature's most fundamental molecules forms
New high-resolution images of the large ribosomal subunit shed light on how human ribosomes are assembled.
July 5, 2023
Researchers discover neuronal mechanism linked to a minutes-long decision process in fruit flies
They identified a brain signal that guides one type of decision-making—findings that could build a foundation for understanding how humans make educated and strategic decisions.
July 5, 2023
The potential molecular indicators of Parkinson’s symptoms
Overlapping RNA changes in the blood and brain were associated with many of the clinical signs of the disease.
June 29, 2023
Proteome of rare liver cancer sheds new light on basic biology
Fibrolamellar carcinoma not only hinders the body's ammonia consumption but also produces ammonia, a finding with sweeping implications for treating this cancer—and the study of ammonia metabolism.
June 21, 2023
Rockefeller tops an international ranking of research impact
According to the 2023 CWTS Leiden Ranking of over 1,400 universities from 72 countries, Rockefeller has the highest percentage of most frequently cited scientific publications.
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