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Scientists find new clues about how the body stores fat

Scientists discovered a protein that plays a crucial role in regulating fatty acids, the molecules that make up body fat. This research could lead to new options for treating people with diseases associated with fatty acid buildup.

Scientists identify genetic factors that may cause some people to become obese

New research on leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite, reveals a previously unknown mechanism that may be responsible for at least 10 percent of obesity cases. The findings could help identify individuals with treatable forms of the condition.

Recent Awards and Honors

Katya Vinogradova

Ekaterina V. Vinogradova receives Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

January 11, 2022

Vinogradova receives the award for her work exploring how lung tumors suppress immune responses.

Charles M. Rice

Charles M. Rice is elected to the National Academy of Inventors

December 7, 2021

Rice receives the honor for pioneering novel methods for growing and studying hepatitis C virus.

More awards and honors

Rockefeller in the News

STAT News

For his part, Paul Bieniasz is feeling more optimistic than he was earlier in the Omicron wave, but he’s not looking for a respite. He wants something more sustained. “I’m not so interested in breathers. These waves, I want to diminish the amplitude rather than the frequency,” he said.  

The New York Times

“People that are vaccinated really are doing very well in terms of hospitalization,” said Michel Nussenzweig, an immunologist at Rockefeller University in New York.

The New York Times

“What molnupiravir does is it disguises itself,” Elizabeth Campbell, an expert in structural biology at the Rockefeller University who studies coronavirus antivirals, said in an interview. “It can propagate errors that are going to be sprinkled all over the genome.”

Seek magazine

Rockefeller’s flagship publication is interested not just in scientific results, but in the people, ideas, and conversations that ignite discovery. The latest issue takes a look at how the brain’s internal states drive its remarkable ability to reach different conclusion based on the same information. Also: The latest from Rockefeller’s COVID labs, and much more.


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