Yearly Archives: 2013

Neuron online: November 6, 2013

Neuron online: November 6, 2013 Regulation of axon degeneration after injury and in development by the endogenous calpain inhibitor calpastatin Jing Yang, Robby M. Weimer, Dara Kallop, Olav Olsen, Zhuhao Wu, Nicolas Renier, Kunihiro Uryu and Marc Tessier-Lavigne

In the News

Google, Evernote, Rockefeller U. headline launch Of Forbes’ Innovators event series   “[The] first event, The Future Of The Brain, has a great lineup. You’ll hear from Cori Bargmann, the Breathrough Prize-winning neurobiologist from Rockefeller University, whose work with roundworms … More »

Nature online: October 30, 2013

Nature online: October 30, 2013 Therapeutic efficacy of potent neutralizing HIV-1-specific monoclonal antibodies in SHIV-infected rhesus monkeys Dan H. Barouch, James B. Whitney, Brian Moldt, Florian Klein, Thiago Y. Oliveira, Jinyan  Liu, Kathryn E. Stephenson, Hui-Wen Chang, Karthik Shekhar, Sanjana … More »

Nature online: October 30, 2013

Nature online: October 30, 2013 Antibody-mediated immunotherapy of macaques chronically infected with SHIV suppresses viraemia Masashi Shingai, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Florian Klein, Hugo Mouquet, Olivia K. Donau, Ronald Plishka, Alicia Buckler-White, Michael Seaman, Michael Piatak, Jeffrey D. Lifson, Dimiter Dimitrov, Michel … More »

Nature 502: 563-566 (10-24-13)

Nature 502: 563-566 MX2 is an interferon-induced inhibitor of HIV-1 infection Melissa Kane, Shalini S. Yadav, Julia Bitzegeio, Sebla B. Kutluay, Trinity Zang, Sam J.  Wilson, John W. Schoggins, Charles M. Rice, Masahiro Yamashita, Theodora  Hatziioannou and Paul D. Bieniasz

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 4108-4117 (10-22-13)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 4108-4117 Network model of top-down influences on local gain and contextual interactions in visual cortex Valentin Piëch, Wu Li, George N. Reeke and Charles D. Gilbert  

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: October 21, 2013

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: October 21, 2013 High-throughput imaging of neuronal activity in Caenorhabditis elegans Johannes Larsch, Donovan Ventimiglia, Cornelia I. Bargmann and Dirk R. Albrecht

Neuroscientist Winrich Freiwald awarded New York Stem Cell Foundation grant

Freiwald, who studies the neural processes that allow the brain to recognize objects and maintain attention, is is one of seven scientists who have been named Robertson Investigators and will receive $1.5 million over the next five years to expand their laboratories and train other scientists. More »

Immunity 39: 676-686 (10-17-13)

Immunity 39: 676-686 An ACT1 mutation selectively abolishes interleukin-17 responses in humans with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis Bertrand Boissonsend, Chenhui Wang, Vincent Pedergnana, Ling Wu, Sophie Cypowyj, Michel Rybojad, Aziz Belkadi, Capucine Picard, Laurent Abel, Claire Fieschi, Anne Puel, Xiaoxia Li … More »

New England Journal of Medicine 369: 1704-1714 (10-31-13)

New England Journal of Medicine 369: 1704-1714 Deep dermatophytosis and inherited CARD9 deficiency Fanny Lanternier, Saad Pathan, Quentin B. Vincent, Luyan Liu, Sophie Cypowyj, Carolina Prando, Mélanie Migaud, Lynda Taibi, Aomar Ammar-Khodja, Omar Boudghene Stambouli, Boumediene Guellil, Frederique Jacobs, Jean-Christophe … More »

Gene is linked to deadly runaway fungal infection

Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, and colleagues at Necker Medical School in Paris have discovered a genetic deficiency that in rare cases allows the dermatophyte fungus, which causes ringworm, to spread below the skin’s surface and onto the lymph nodes, bones, digestive tract and even the brain. More »

Rockefeller scientists among those involved in search for Higgs boson

This week’s announcement that two physicists have received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the Higgs boson is also a victory for thousands of scientists, including several from Rockefeller, who worked to collect data and analyze results from particle collisions. More »

Cell 155: 345-356 (10-10-13)

Cell 155: 345-356 Super-resolution fluorescence imaging of telomeres reveals TRF2-dependent t-loop formation Ylli Doksani, John Y. Wu, Titia de Lange and Xiaowei Zhuang

Nature Biotechnology online: October 6, 2013

Nature Biotechnology online: October 6, 2013 Strategic addition of an N-linked glycan to a monoclonal antibody improves its HIV-1-neutralizing activity Ruijiang Song, Deena A. Oren, David Franco, Michael S. Seaman and David D. Ho

Neurobiologist Vanessa Ruta receives New Innovator Award to fund research on memory wiring in the brain

Ruta, head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, will use the New Innovator grant, worth nearly $2.5 million over five years, to fund new technical approaches to studying the fly’s olfactory system, including devising new optical labeling techniques which will allow scientists to trace the circuits that encode a specific olfactory association. More »

Trio of New York biomedical institutions join forces to accelerate drug development

The Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. is launched by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medical College, and a pioneering partnership is formed with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. More »

In the News

NYC cockroach study: Bugs vary by neighborhood   “Over the past year, Mark Stoeckle and his team from Rockefeller University did some pretty dirty work, collecting hundreds of dead cockroaches for the National Cockroach Project, a study aimed at analyzing … More »

Cell 155: 107-120 (9-26-13)

Cell 155: 107-120 Hira-dependent histone H3.3 deposition facilitates PRC2 recruitment at developmental loci in ES cells Laura A. Banaszynski, Duancheng Wen, Scott Dewell, Sarah J. Whitcomb, Mingyan Lin, Nichole Diaz, Simon J. Elsässer, Ariane Chapgier, Aaron D. Goldberg, Eli Canaani, … More »

Developmental Cell online: September 25, 2013

Developmental Cell online: September 25, 2013 Chromatin-bound Xenopus Dppa2 shapes the nucleus by locally inhibiting microtubule assembly John Z. Xue, Eileen M. Woo, Lisa Postow, Brian T. Chait and Hironori Funabiki

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: September 25, 2013

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: September 25, 2013 Adaptor complex AP2/PICALM, through interaction with LC3, targets Alzheimer’s APP-CTF for terminal degradation via autophagy Yuan Tian, Jerry C. Chang, Emily Y. Fan, Marc Flajolet and Paul Greengard