Yearly Archives: 1994

Rockefeller Researchers Clone Gene for Obesity

Fifty years after the discovery at Rockefeller University that genes are made of DNA, Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Rockefeller University and a team of Rockefeller researchers has cloned the first recessive obesity gene in mice and its human homologue, opening a new era for the understanding and, potentially, the treatment of obesity. More »

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Rockefeller University Awards 25 Ph.D.s and Two Honorary Degrees at 36th Commencement

The Rockefeller University today awarded twenty-five Ph.D. degrees to students at the University’s 36th commencement ceremonies. Two honorary degrees were also given, one to Tsung-Dao (T.D.) Lee, a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist whose studies have revolutionized scientific understanding of the primary forces that shape the universe, and one to Louis J. Hector, Chairman of the Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust and a long-time champion of the role of basic biomedical research in the struggle against disease. More »

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French Nobelist, Author, to Receive 1994 Lewis Thomas Prize from Rockefeller University

Seeking to honor that rare individual in whom the two cultures of science and art are combined, The Rockefeller University will present Fran├žois Jacob, the Nobel Prize-winning molecular geneticist and highly acclaimed author of three books on science, with the second Lewis Thomas Prize on Wednesday, May 25. More »

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Rockefeller University Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Discovery That Genes Are Made of DNA

Fifty years to the day of the publication of the historic paper that showed that genes are made of DNA–considered by many to be the single most important scientific finding in biology of the 20th century–The Rockefeller University will host an anniversary toast at the site of the original discovery, The Rockefeller University Hospital. This celebration, on Tues., Feb. 1, will be followed by a week-long series of events devoted to exploring various aspects of the original discovery. More »

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Team Led by Rockefeller University Researcher Develops New Drug to Control Infant Jaundice

A team of researchers led by Dr. A. Kappas of The Rockefeller University has developed a new drug that effectively controls the development of jaundice in preterm newborns. The drug, called SnMP, blocks the production of bilirubin, the yellow pigment that leads to severe jaundice when it builds up in the blood faster than the liver can process it. More »

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