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Friedman receives the award for his discovery of leptin, a hormone that modulates food intake and energy expenditure.
During the time-honored Lasker Award ceremony, Allis outlined the five-decade-long history of research on histones and their modification.
Sean Brady, Winrich Freiwald, and Luciano Marraffini have been promoted to professor. Respectively, these scientists have characterized previously unknown small molecules, provided insight into how the brain processes faces, and revolutionized gene editing.
Studying microscopic worms, Rockefeller scientists have identified a brain circuit that drives repetitive behavior—providing potential clues for understanding some human psychiatric conditions.
Greengard revolutionized our understanding of how brain cells communicate with each other and contributed to major advances in the treatment of a wide range of neurological and psychiatric diseases. He died April 13 at the age of 93.
Using new imaging technology, researchers can now record the activity of large populations of brain cells with unprecedented speed, and at new depths.
Recent research has shown that a drug known as MI-2 can kill cells that cause a fatal brain cancer. But only now have scientists been able to explain how the compound works: by targeting cholesterol production in tumors.
Studying a brain region involved in memory, researchers discovered a set of neurons that help mice control their appetite.
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.