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October, 1-31, 2017

Inflammation trains the skin to heal faster

Scars may fade, but the skin remembers. New research from The Rockefeller University reveals that wounds or other harmful, inflammation-provoking experiences impart long-lasting memories to stem cells residing in the skin, teaching them to heal subsequent injuries faster. These stem cells, which replenish the skin’s outer layer take their cue…...

Cori Bargmann elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Cori Bargmann, a neuroscientist who studies the relationship between genes, neural circuits, and behavior, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the health and medicine arm of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of…...

Statistical physicist and Rockefeller Professor Emeritus E.G.D. “Eddie” Cohen dies at 94

  Ezechiel Godert David “Eddie” Cohen, an emeritus faculty member at The Rockefeller University and leader in statistical physics and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, died September 24 at the age of 94. The field of statistical physics seeks to understand the behavior of matter in terms of the properties of the…...

Gabriel Victora named 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Gabriel Victora, an immunologist who studies how antibodies defend against infection, has been named a 2017 MacArthur fellow, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today. One of the most prestigious funding programs in the world, the MacArthur fellows program awards $625,000 to exceptionally creative individuals as an…...

New smell test could aid early detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Nisha Pradhan was seven when she began to suspect she was missing out on something. Her sister seemed to have an uncanny knack for predicting what their mother was making for dinner. Pradhan, meanwhile, never had a clue. “I would just stare at her,” Pradhan says. “She’s younger than me—how…...

Stress has dramatically different effects on male and female mouse brains

“Remarkable” is not a word you encounter very often in the scientific literature, where the unadorned description of experiments and their outcomes is the rule. But the adjective makes a bold appearance in a new report from The Rockefeller University, and with good reason. Published this week in Nature Communications,…...

Titia de Lange to receive 2017 Rosenstiel Award

Titia de Lange, a biochemist who studies the protective ends of chromosomes known as telomeres, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research, a highly prestigious honor presented annually by Brandeis University. She is recognized for her elucidation of…...

JoAnne Stubbe of MIT will receive the 2017 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

The Rockefeller University today announced that JoAnne Stubbe will receive the 2017 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, the preeminent international award honoring outstanding women scientists. Stubbe, who is the Novartis Professor of Chemistry and Biology Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 14th annual Prize in a ceremony…...

Rockefeller University biologist Michael W. Young honored with Nobel Prize for pioneering studies on circadian rhythm

Rockefeller University biologist Michael W. Young, who discovered the molecular mechanism of circadian rhythm, which governs biological clocks that regulate sleep, eating behavior, and metabolism, is this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, announced today. He shares the prize with…...