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September 26, 2023
New faculty member untangles the mysteries of RNA folding
Steve Bonilla will join Rockefeller as an assistant professor on October 1, 2023.
September 15, 2023
Lily Jan and Eve Marder receive 2023 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Jan and Marder, who have both made fundamental contributions to neurobiology, were presented with the award in a ceremony on The Rockefeller University campus on September 20.
September 14, 2023
Vocal learning linked to problem solving skills and brain size
The better a songbird is at working its way around obstacles to retrieve a snack, the more complex its vocal learning ability will be.
September 1, 2023
Unlocking how the new Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab works
As with many cutting-edge therapies, we know more about the drug's effectiveness than we do about how it actually operates. A new study reveals a possible mechanism for its impact on patients.
August 22, 2023
A conversation with Ashton Murray, Rockefeller’s Chief Diversity Officer
Murray discusses developing strategies and programming grounded in the belief that a true community draws strength from its individuals.
August 21, 2023
Boosters are key to protecting pregnant individuals and newborns against the worst effects of COVID
Patients with a specific cocktail of COVID exposure had the highest level of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and its variants, which also provided a strong immunological shield for their babies.
August 15, 2023
Rockefeller community symposium brings together scientists and local gardeners
Sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the event brought together land stewards from across the city in an effort to make soil science more accessible to the local community.
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.
June 20, 2023
Campus tennis court transforms into a new multisport athletic hub
You'll be able to book court time for basketball, pickleball, badminton, futsal, and of course tennis.
June 14, 2023
World’s first transgenic ants reveal how colonies respond to an alarm
The findings raise tantalizing possibilities for revealing what hundreds of ant odorant receptors are up to.
June 13, 2023
New algorithm cleans microbiome data with unprecedented efficiency
The algorithm, dubbed SCRuB, can distinguish native bacteria and viruses from contaminants—a powerful tool for researchers working with the microbiome.
June 1, 2023
36 students receive Ph.D.s at Rockefeller’s 65th convocation
With this week’s ceremony, Rockefeller has granted Ph.D.s in bioscience to 1,431 students. In addition, Ingrid Daubechies, Marc W. Kirschner, and Evelyn G. Lipper received honorary doctor of science degrees.
May 31, 2023
Studying the cleanup crew of the genome to illuminate a rare disease
Agata Smogorzewska investigates the handful of DNA repair mechanisms that attempt to correct problems, errors, and breakdowns.
May 30, 2023
Lab-grown mini lungs could accelerate the study of respiratory diseases
The labs of Ali Brivanlou and Charles M. Rice collaborated to refine a cell culture technology platform that grows genetically identical lung buds from human embryonic stem cells.
May 23, 2023
A new approach to Alzheimer’s is unfolding
Despite decades of scientific struggle, progress been excruciatingly slow. But the tide is turning.
May 11, 2023
The shape of things to come
Thanks to cryo-em, the breakthroughs are coming faster than ever for Jue Chen. She explains the exciting applications for medicine and science.
May 10, 2023
The clearest snapshot of human genomic diversity ever taken
The human reference genome has always been a remarkable but flawed tool. A new "pangenome" aims to correct its oversights and omissions.
May 1, 2023
Behind the formation and protection of microtubules
Research shed light on the process by which the γ-Tubulin Ring Complex stabilizes microtubules, which may inform the study of developmental diseases and cancers.
April 25, 2023
Solving the mystery behind how nutrients enter cells
A new paper describes how choline is transported into the cell, with potentially sweeping implications for the study of rare diseases.
April 25, 2023
Maybe the virus isn't the problem
Why do some with COVID end up on ventilators while others get a scratchy throat—and yet others seem to have dodged the virus entirely? Answers are emerging from scientists around the globe.
April 24, 2023
Researchers reveal an ancient mechanism for wound repair
The study is the first to identify a damage response pathway that is distinct from but parallel to the classical pathway triggered by pathogens.
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