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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 »

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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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 »

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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 »

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A Google Map of Our Brains: The Next Chapter in Neuroscience   “For a lot of the way that different brain regions work together to generate complex functions, we’re really stumbling around in the dark,” said Dr. Cori Bargmann, a … More »

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Engineering in Service of a Dark Art   “Biology graduate student Tom McDonagh, of Rockefeller University, likes working with light. For his Ph.D. he built a spinning microscope that uses centrifugal force to test the gripping power of different molecules. … More »

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U.S. university heads in Israel to establish academic ties   “I was amazed to watch two paraplegics walk independently using the ReWalk robotic device and moved when they showed how leaving their wheelchairs has transformed their lives,” said Rockefeller University … More »

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Waging a losing war against mosquitoes   “We had no winter in the Northeast this year, and so there’s a lot of predictions from mosquito control experts that we’re going to have a really huge season of high populations of … More »

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A Mosquito that Won’t Ruin a Barbecue   “To create the mutant mosquitoes, Dr. Vosshall and her colleagues altered an odor receptor, orco. Not only did the resulting mosquitoes struggle to tell the difference between humans and other animals, but … More »

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NSF-funded Rockefeller University mathematical biologist Joel Cohen discusses human migration patterns   “I think the problems of life are the most fascinating problems, and I love the clarity of mathematical tools…. I think of humans as embedded in a network … More »