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In the News – Washington Post

New ‘cool videos’ from NIH look at Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, MS, coral reefs   “A ‘stop heart attack’ refrain echoes through Rockefeller University’s ‘molecular biomedicine music video’ featuring some flashy animation and seriously geeky dancing.”

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Reducing Carbon by Curbing Population   “As the threat of climate change has evolved from a fuzzy faraway concept to one of the central existential threats to humanity, scholars like Professor [Joel E.] Cohen have noted that reducing the burning … More »

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In the News – WSJ – 7/28/14

Wanted: Biotech Startups in New York City   “A lot of the legal and commercial groundwork has been established between Accelerator and its partner institutions, which should help speed the business-development process, said Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of Rockefeller University.”

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Peter Marler, Graphic Decoder of Birdsong, Dies at 86   “Dr. Marler was one of the first ethologists to produce graphic snapshots of birdsong — streaks of ink on paper, like an electrocardiogram, showing the wave-frequency, modulation and pitch of … More »

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In the News 7/16/14

Dialing Back Stress With A Bubble Bath, Beach Trip And Bees   “Stress raises our heart rate and ramps our immune systems to prepare for injury and danger. ‘The problem is if we don’t turn those responses off efficiently when … More »

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In the News – Ars Technica – 7/11/14

3D printing used to control stem cell differentiation   Scientists from the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology at Rockefeller University are using principles from geometry to control the patterns through which [human embryonic stem cells] develop.

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Scientists Join the World of Crowdfunding   “’But science has yet to gain Veronica Mars status,’ notes Jeanne Garbarino, director of science outreach at Rockefeller University in New York, who has used crowdfunding and informally advised others. Instead, scientific projects … More »

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Obama N.I.H. Seeks $4.5 Billion to Try to Crack the Code of How Brains Function   “The report, from a committee led by Cori Bargmann of Rockefeller University and William Newsome of Stanford University, emphasizes technology development for the first five years, … More »

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Obama Meets 18-Year-Old Cancer Researcher, Among Other Science-Fair Achievers   “President Barack Obama lauded whiz kids at the White House Science Fair on Tuesday, including Elana Simon [daughter of Sanford Simon], an 18-year-old who helped research a rare liver cancer … More »

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Hacking the mind: How to harness the power of the body’s greatest tool   “Ultimately, the neuroscience experts concluded, for all the research and progress that’s been done about the brain and its many powers, there’s still a far way … More »

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This land is your land   “Food, [Jesse Ausubel] told me, is a little like clothing. ‘There are large companies that turn out the blue jeans and T-shirts we all wear. We don’t mind large scale for that. But sometimes … More »

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Science for the Benefit of Parents at The Rockefeller University   “Where can you find dozens of parents in a room with Nobel prize-winning scientists? At The Rockefeller University’s one-of-a-kind Parents and Science initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative helps … More »

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Your nose can smell at least 1 trillion scents   “As [Leslie] Vosshall put it: ‘The world is always changing. Plants are evolving new smells. Perfume companies are making new scents. You might move to some part of the world … More »

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51%: The Women’s Perspective   “Dr. Cori Bargmann of Rockefeller University studies how biology, our genes and the environment we live in can affect the way we act. She is especially interested in understanding social behaviors. Believe it or not, … More »

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Injections providing protection against AIDS in monkeys, studies find   “Two studies [one by David Ho, director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University] each found 100 percent protection in monkeys that got monthly injections of antiretroviral … More »

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Teen helps scientists study her own rare disease   “Making that idea work required a lot of help from real scientists: Her father, [Sanford Simon], who runs a cellular biophysics lab at The Rockefeller University; her surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering … More »

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Rockefeller University’s C. David Allis Wins Japan Prize   “Our major challenge, hopefully one taken up by the next generation of young scientists who are intrigued with epigenetics, will be to learn how to better harness the potential of the … More »

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Pearl Meister Greengard prize winner followed a gut feeling for 16 years   “Pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist Huda Y. Zoghbi won Rockefeller University’s 10th annual Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, which on Thursday night she attributed in part to following ‘a … More »

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Biology’s coefficient: Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life   “That study of Earth’s human population is only a drop in the bucket of the diverse, seemingly disparate, subjects that Cohen has addressed in his … More »

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