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December 1, 2023
Rockefeller launches new startup incubator
Carlo Yuvienco, the inaugural director of the university’s new Ford Center Incubator, on how the new space will help translate research breakthroughs into market-ready biomedical innovations.
November 22, 2023
Her scientific breakthrough took 5 years. Getting credit took decades.
Mojsov’s research directly led to blockbuster drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy. She talks about the long quest for proper credit and lessons that can be learned from her experience.
November 13, 2023
How bacteria recognize viral invasion and activate immune defenses
Bacteria have an array of strategies to counter viral invasion, but how they first spot a stranger in their midst has long been a mystery.
November 6, 2023
How the antioxidant glutathione keeps mitochondria healthy
“I believe this is going to be a very fruitful find. Every time people have studied nutrient sensing, we’ve learned a lot about biology, and many drugs have been developed as a result.”
October 31, 2023
New blood test could offer earlier detection of common deadly cancers
The low-cost multi-cancer detector can pick up the presence of a telltale protein in a tiny amount of blood in less than two hours.
October 30, 2023
The bacteria that may trigger multiple sclerosis
New research suggests that the long sought-after environmental trigger for MS is a toxin produced by certain C. perfringens bacteria.
October 30, 2023
Toward a universal dengue vaccine
Why do our bodies not only fail to learn from prior dengue infection but also become more vulnerable to it as a result? New research pinpoints a subgroup of antibodies that may be to blame.
October 18, 2023
The Rockefeller University joins with leading New York City-area institutions to launch new Chan Zuckerberg research hub
The new research hub will engineer immune cells for early disease prevention, detection, and treatment.
October 13, 2023
Community-developed guidelines for publishing images help address reproducibility problem in science
The use of images in scientific papers is more popular than ever, but there have been no common standards for their publication—until now.
October 12, 2023
Follow-up statement regarding the violence in Israel and Gaza
Rockefeller University President Richard P. Lifton issued the following statement on the violence in Israel and Gaza on October 12, 2023, in follow up to his October 7, 2023, statement on the topic.
October 10, 2023
Popular community science festival returns to Rockefeller
Science Saturday brings hundreds of kids back to campus for the first time since 2019.
October 10, 2023
New method tracks how brain cells age
The novel technique may offer panoramic view into the mechanisms of many diseases and the enigma of aging.
October 9, 2023
Statement regarding the violence in Israel and Gaza
In response to the outbreak of violence in Israel and Gaza on October 7, 2023, Rockefeller University President Richard P. Lifton today released the following statement.
September 26, 2023
New faculty member untangles the mysteries of RNA folding
Steve Bonilla joined 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.
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