Category Archives: In the News

In the News – Popular Science – Bargmann

Meet a neurologist who’s mapping the human brain   “In the past century of neuroscience, there’s been a lot of analysis of individual neurons and synapses, and, more recently, imaging of the whole brain. But we scientists think everything of … More »

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In the News – GlobeAndMail – Nussenzweig

HIV: Latent reservoir of virus in rare immune cells could help develop cure “Research at Rockefeller University suggests that a quiet body of immune cells that do not divide could harbour a reserve of HIV virus, a potential target for … More »

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In the News – Huffington Post – Kreek

Dying to be free: The treatment for heroin addiction we aren’t using   “[Opiate addiction] ‘alters multiple regions in the brain,’ [Mary Jeanne] Kreek said, ‘including those that regulate reward, memory and learning, stress responsivity, and hormonal response, as well … More »

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In the News – BBC News – Brady

Drugs in dirt: Scientists appeal for help “Dr. [Sean] Brady, head of the Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules, said: ‘We hope that efforts to map nature’s microbial and chemical diversity will result in the discovery of both completely new … More »

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In the News – The Telegraph – McEwen

‘Senior moments’ could be coming to an end “Professor Bruce McEwen, of The Rockefeller University, New York, said: ‘By examining the neurological changes that occurred after Riluzole treatment, we discovered one way in which the brain’s ability to reorganise itself, … More »

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In the News – WSJ – Greengard

The mind and its mysteries   “‘We do know from my own work on depression that there seems to be several different parts of the brain involved [in creativity]. Different parts of the brain are all speaking to each other. … More »

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In the News – Time – Vosshall

Scientists discover why mosquitoes love human blood “ ‘It was a really good evolutionary move,’ said Leslie Vosshall of Rockefeller University in New York, who led the study published in the journal Nature, ‘We provide the ideal lifestyle for mosquitoes. … More »

In the News – Forbes – Allis

Winners announced for the world’s richest science award   “[Dr.] Allis is considered the father of one of the hottest fields in 21st century science. Called epigenetics, it is the study of a phenomenon that 20th century biology said shouldn’t … More »

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In the News – HuffPostSci – Friedman

The good news and the bad news about beating obesity   “We don’t ‘pillory people for being very tall or short,’ [Jeffrey] Friedman said, so it makes no sense to blame obese people for being that way–or for obese people … More »

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In the News – ABC – McEwen

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us   “Bruce McEwen, a neuroscientist who studies stress at Rockefeller University in New York, said the fear can lead people to change their lifestyle, making them isolate themselves, lose … More »

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In The News Q&A Torsten Wiesel

Q&A: Torsten Wiesel   “Torsten Wiesel is president emeritus of Rockefeller University in New York City. He shared half of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with David Hubel for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual … More »

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In the News – McEwen – NewSci

Brave or reckless? Thrill-seekers’ brains can tell you   “‘It really has to do with the reckless and the brave,’ says Bruce McEwen at Rockefeller University, New York, who wasn’t involved with the work. The brave feel fear but are … More »

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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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In the News

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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In the News

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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In the News – Daily Mail UK – Tavazoie

How spread of breast cancer could be stopped “Professor Sohail Tavazoie, who led the research, said: ‘If we learn more about how this regulation works, we may in the future be able to generate drugs that prevent this protein from … More »

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In the News

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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