Neuroscientist A. James Hudspeth Joins Rockefeller Faculty

An expert in the neurobiology and biophysics of hearing, A. James Hudspeth, Ph.D., M.D., joins the faculty at The Rockefeller University as the F.M. Kirby Professor. The chair is made possible by a gift of $2 million from the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc., which supports health, educational, cultural, religious and other charitable organizations. Hudspeth also is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a position he will continue at Rockefeller. More »

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Fat, Body Weight Regulated by Newly Discovered Hormone

A protein, identified in mice and humans, reduced body weight in mice by 30 percent after two weeks of treatment, report scientists in the July 28 Science. The findings have important implications for understanding the causes of obesity, which affects one in three Americans. More »

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Insulin Plays Role in Controlling Fat Craving

Insulin, the hormone needed by the body to process sugar, appears to influence a brain chemical that mediates cravings for fatty foods, according to ongoing studies by Sarah F. Leibowitz, Ph. D., a neurobiologist at The Rockefeller University. More »

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David Rockefeller Honored, 20 Doctorates Awarded at Rockefeller University Graduation

The Rockefeller University will dedicate its 37th commencement exercises, Thursday, June 15, 1995, to David Rockefeller for his extraordinary 55 years of service on the institution’s board of trustees, from which he is retiring. More »

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Rockefeller Researchers Find Evidence That Weight Change in Humans Affects Metabolism

A team of researchers at The Rockefeller University, led by Dr. Rudolph Leibel, has shown that the human body maintains a stable weight by increasing the number of calories burned when weight is gained, and slowing the rate when weight is lost. Dr. Jules Hirsch, Sherman M. Fairchild Professor and physician-in-chief of the Rockefeller University Hospital, and Dr. Michael Rosenbaum are co-authors of the study, to be published tomorrow in The New England Journal of Medicine. More »

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Rockefeller Researchers Clone Gene for Obesity

Fifty years after the discovery at Rockefeller University that genes are made of DNA, Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Rockefeller University and a team of Rockefeller researchers has cloned the first recessive obesity gene in mice and its human homologue, opening a new era for the understanding and, potentially, the treatment of obesity. 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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French Nobelist, Author, to Receive 1994 Lewis Thomas Prize from Rockefeller University

Seeking to honor that rare individual in whom the two cultures of science and art are combined, The Rockefeller University will present François Jacob, the Nobel Prize-winning molecular geneticist and highly acclaimed author of three books on science, with the second Lewis Thomas Prize on Wednesday, May 25. More »

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Rockefeller University Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Discovery That Genes Are Made of DNA

Fifty years to the day of the publication of the historic paper that showed that genes are made of DNA–considered by many to be the single most important scientific finding in biology of the 20th century–The Rockefeller University will host an anniversary toast at the site of the original discovery, The Rockefeller University Hospital. This celebration, on Tues., Feb. 1, will be followed by a week-long series of events devoted to exploring various aspects of the original discovery. More »

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Team Led by Rockefeller University Researcher Develops New Drug to Control Infant Jaundice

A team of researchers led by Dr. A. Kappas of The Rockefeller University has developed a new drug that effectively controls the development of jaundice in preterm newborns. The drug, called SnMP, blocks the production of bilirubin, the yellow pigment that leads to severe jaundice when it builds up in the blood faster than the liver can process it. More »

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