Gene Identified for Most Common Form of Fanconi anemia

The gene involved in the most common form of an inherited, often fatal disease called Fanconi anemia (FA), which causes severe bone marrow failure, birth defects and a type of leukemia, has been isolated and cloned by scientists in an international consortium of six centers, including The Rockefeller University. The work appears in the November Nature Genetics. More »

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Shrimp OK for Heart Healthy Diets

People no longer need avoid shrimp for its high cholesterol. Steamed shrimp, naturally low in fat, can be included in heart-healthy diets for people without lipid problems, report scientists from The Rockefeller University and the Harvard School of Public Health in the November American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. More »

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Amy Wilkerson Promoted Director of Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health

The Rockefeller University has promoted Amy Wilkerson to director of laboratory safety and environmental health. More »

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Carol B. Einiger Appointed Vice President for Investments

The Rockefeller University has appointed Carol B. Einiger as vice president for investments. In her new position, Einiger will work with the university board of trustees’ finance committee and have responsibility for overseeing and implementing the investment strategy for the university’s endowment. More »

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Brian T. Chait Named Dreyfus Professor, Albert J. Libchaber Appointed Bronk Professor, Ralph Steinman Selected Kunkel Professor

The Rockefeller University has appointed three faculty members to named professorships: mass spectrometrist Brian T. Chait, D. Phil., is the new Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor, physicist Albert J. Libchaber, M.D., Ph.D., is the new Detlev W. Bronk Professor and immunologist Ralph Steinman, M.D., is the new Henry G. Kunkel Professor. More »

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International Conference Focuses on Form and Function in Biology

Scientists from around the world will gather at Rockefeller University to share new information about the architecture, design and function of biological molecules. The conference, Stereospecificity and Molecular Recognition, will be held Sept. 12 to 15, 1995, in Caspary Hall at the university, 1230 York Avenue, New York City. More »

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Gene Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease Can Protect Brain Cells

A protein made by a gene called apolipoprotein E (apoE) protects cultured nerve cells from the damaging effects of a form of oxygen molecules known to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, report scientists from The Rockefeller University. The findings, published in the September Nature Genetics, reveal a previously unknown function of apoE and may lead researchers to new therapies to treat Alzheimer’s disease. More »

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Four NY Medical Institutions Join in Electronic Database Sharing Project

The libraries of four medical institutions in New York City will collaborate in a computer venture that provides more than 9,000 researchers and health care professionals with greater and faster access to biomedical databases. 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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Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center Affiliates with The Rockefeller University

The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center for the City of New York, the largest private HIV/AIDS research center in the world, has affiliated with The Rockefeller University, a New York City-based graduate institution specializing in basic biomedical research. The university’s board of trustees voted on the plan at a meeting Thursday, June 13, 1996. More »

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Rockefeller University Honors Brooke Astor, Presents Honorary Degrees to Sydney Brenner and Viktor Hamburger and Awards 25 Doctorates at Graduation Ceremonies

The Rockefeller University will honor civic leader and philanthropist Brooke Astor and award honorary doctorate degrees to scientists Sydney Brenner, D.Phil., a pioneer of modern molecular genetics, and Viktor Hamburger, Ph.D., a founder of developmental neurobiology, at the institution’s 38th commencement exercises, Thursday, June 13, 1996. More »

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Penny E. Cook Appointed Assistant Vice President, Corporate Secretary

The Rockefeller University has named Penny E. Cook assistant vice president for faculty and community affairs and as corporate secretary. More »

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Koch and Massey Join Rockefeller University Board of Trustees

Philanthropist David H. Koch and Morehouse College President Walter E. Massey have been elected to the board of trustees of The Rockefeller University, a graduate institution specializing in biomedical research. More »

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John J. Harrigan Promoted to Vice President for Finance

The Rockefeller University has promoted John J. Harrigan, C.P.A., associate treasurer and controller, to vice president for finance and controller. Harrigan also serves as the chief financial officer of The Rockefeller University Hospital, a clinical research center, and as controller of the Rockefeller Archive Center. More »

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Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Research on Alzheimer’s Established at Rockefeller University

Dr. Torsten Wiesel, the Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist who is president of The Rockefeller University, announced today the creation of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease. The $5 million Center is made possible by a gift of $2.5 million from the Fisher Medical Foundation and a matching gift from the University’s fund for new initiatives provided by David Rockefeller. More »

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Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Freeman Dyson

Mathematical physicist and author Freeman Dyson will receive the 1996 Lewis Thomas Prize, which honors scientists for their artistic achievements, from The Rockefeller University. More »

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Bacteria Steal Genes, Spread Antibiotic Resistance

A strain of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, resistant to the six most frequently used antibiotics and spread worldwide including U.S. day care centers and hospitals, appears to disguise itself from the immune system by changing its coat, report scientists from The Rockefeller University. More »

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Messing With Your Head: Cocaine Found to Affect Endorphin Gene in Brain

The effects of the addictive drug cocaine result, in part, from altering the activity of a gene in the brain, report scientists from The Rockefeller University in the May Molecular Brain Research. More »

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Low Fat, High Sugar Diets Prompt Production of Saturated Fats

Eating a low-fat diet may not always be as healthy as people wish. Results from a study, reported in the May 1 The Journal of Clinical Investigation by scientists at The Rockefeller University and the University of California, Berkeley, show that people on weight-maintenance diets low in fat but high in sugar increase their production of saturated fat. More »

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Gene Involved in Brain Development Identified

Scientists from The Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have for the first time identified a gene involved in directing nerve cells to their destinations as the brain grows. Their work appears in the April 19 Science. More »

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