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Rockefeller celebrates inaugural DEI awards

Four community members—Sadye Paez, Elizabeth Campbell, Yuriria Vázquez, and Chad Morton—were recognized for their advocacy work both within the university and in the wider scientific community.

New genetic tool could identify drug targets for diseases associated with metabolic dysfunction

A novel platform for identifying metabolic gene functions has already revealed interactions between proteins and metabolites that are fundamental to cell metabolism.

Asexual reproduction usually leads to a lack of genetic diversity. Not for these ants.

Parthenogenic species must compensate for their limited gene pool or risk extinction.

Campus-wide celebration marks President Emeritus Torsten N. Wiesel’s 100th Birthday

President Lifton hosted a community celebration of Wiesel, a Nobel laureate as well as former university president.

Researchers capture never-before-seen view of gene transcription

New tech reveals findings that address long-standing theories about how bacteria begin the process of making RNA from DNA.

Elizabeth Campbell launches Laboratory of Molecular Pathogenesis

The infectious disease specialist will continue her groundbreaking work on the transcriptomes of the pathogens behind tuberculosis and Covid.

Leslie B. Vosshall honored with the Dickson Prize in Medicine

Vosshall is recognized for her pioneering studies of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which transmits pathogens causing human diseases including dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

Light-weight microscope captures large-scale brain activity of mice on the move

With a new microscope that's as light as a penny, researchers can now observe broad swaths of the brain in action as mice move about and interact with their environments.

Surprising origins for a rare cancer

An unexpected discovery may pave the way to better treatments for a broad range of cancers.

What we need to worry about with avian flu—and what we don’t 

Since first detected in birds in 2021, avian flu has killed millions of poultry and infected animals once thought to be immune. What early warning signs could point to an increasing risk for humans?

Winrich Freiwald wins the 2024 Kavli Prize for Neuroscience

The researcher is being honored for his discovery of a specialized system in the brain’s neocortex that is responsible for recognizing faces.

38 students receive Ph.D.s at Rockefeller’s 66th convocation

Nobel laureate Frances H. Arnold, STEM advocate Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, and climatologist Michael E. Mann also received honorary degrees.

Key mechanism for maintaining proper telomere length identified 

New findings describe how the enzyme CST is recruited to the end of the telomere, where it maintains telomere length with the help of subtle chemical changes made to the protein POT1.

Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award Celebrates 10 Years

The program supports research on nursing within the context of clinical and translational science.

AI could accelerate drug discovery. But only if we can trust it.

The advent of AlphaFold3 could be an unprecedented boon for drug development. Computational biologist Jiankun Lyu discusses the pros and cons of the tech, and his work analyzing the algorithm.

How memories crystallize over time

“Practice makes perfect” is no mere cliché. It's neuroscience.

Researchers may have found an Achilles heel for hepatitis B

New understanding of how the virus replicates could lead to new therapeutic targets for HBV.

Cori Bargmann receives Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Bargmann is recognized for her role in linking genetics with behavior.

Paul Bieniasz elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Bieniasz is being honored for his work on the life cycle of retroviruses and their interactions with host proteins. With his election, nearly half of Rockefeller faculty are NAS members.

Rockefeller joins city partnership to reduce carbon footprint

As part of the Plant-Powered Carbon Challenge, the university will offer more plant-based dining options on campus.

Newly discovered brain pathway sheds light on addiction

The findings in mice may explain how addictive drugs hijack natural reward processing systems, creating the urge to use while throwing natural urges to eat and drink off-kilter.

Svetlana Mojsov named one of TIME100 Most Influential People of 2024

The annual list honors artists, innovators, leaders, and pioneers in a variety of fields.

Rockefeller holds annual Employee Anniversary Celebration

The university celebrated staff and faculty who retired or reached notable work anniversaries in 2023.

Why some people with rheumatoid arthritis have pain without inflammation

Researchers have identified a suite of genes explaining the disconnect between diagnosis and symptom.

New technique sheds light on memory and learning

The findings may also have implications for learning and memory disorders, including Fragile X syndrome.

How one scientist's fascination with RNA changed medicine forever

Thomas Tuschl has devoted his career to making discoveries that bridge the gap between bench and business—and have resulted in entirely new classes of drugs.

Stem cell model offers first glimpse of early human development

The new platform’s ethically grounded approach promises to reveal much about how human embryos form during the earliest stages of pregnancy.

Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli receives 2024 Lewis Thomas Prize

The author of There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness was presented with Rockefeller’s prestigious science writing award on April 9.

The SNF Institute for Global Infectious Disease Research announces new advisory board

SNFiRU, which aims to better understand the agents that cause infectious disease and to lower barriers to treatment and prevention globally, launched numerous initiatives in its inaugural year.

New Mtb study offers a novel paradigm for understanding bacterial transcription

A novel sequencing technique reveals a genetic trick TB may be using to evade the immune system and resist antibiotics.
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