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  • cloning | Newswire
    become neurons and germ cells report researchers from The Rockefeller University and Sloan Kettering Institute in the April 27 issue of Science The findings hint that perhaps any cell might be a source for therapeutic applications More Tags cloning Peter Mombaerts stem cells December 1 1994 Science News Rockefeller Researchers Clone Gene for Obesity Fifty years after the discovery at Rockefeller University that genes are made of DNA Dr Jeffrey

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  • Rockefeller University Awards 25 Ph.D.s and Two Honorary Degrees at 36th Commencement | Newswire
    speaker Instead the 25 Ph D recipients who include seven students enrolled in the joint M D Ph D program with Cornell University Medical College and Sloan Kettering Institute were called up one by one as selected faculty members explained the significance of each degree recipient s research The 1994 Rockefeller University Ph D recipients and their fields of specialization are Thomas Akompong Neuroendocrinology Ethan Alexander Benardete Biophysics Mark Joseph Benedyk Developmental and Molecular Genetics Joel N Blankson Laboratory Animal Research Center Marcia Simpson Brose Developmental Molecular Genetics Stephan Michael Feller Molecular Oncology Lei Feng Molecular Biology Mark Stuart Forman Cellular Physiology and Immunology Alexander Hoffmann Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Tae Kook Kim Biochemistry and Molecular Biology John D McKinney Yeast Molecular Genetics Elizabeth Méndez Cell Biology Andrew J McW Millar Plant Molecular Biology Anthony Molloy Cellular Physiology and Immunology Mary Beth Moorefield Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Pratik Muhkerjee Biophysics Victor Allen Neel Genetics Deborah Jean Norman Molecular Biology Una O Doherty Cellular Physiology and Immunology José María Prats Rocavert Theoretical Physics Vincent R Prezioso Molecular Cell Biology Malini Vashishtha Cell Biology Zenta Walther Cell Biology Jay Wayne Molecular Immunology President Wiesel also praised the two honorary degree recipients We are very pleased to honor T D Lee and Louis J Hector two outstanding individuals who are distinguished leaders in their fields he said In the finest tradition of this institution these men have made momentous contributions to science and to scientific education Dr Lee who was born in Shanghai China in 1926 and received his Ph D from the University of Chicago in 1950 shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1957 for disproving the notion of parity conservation which held that all basic laws of nature adhere to left right symmetry His subsequent work on parity violation redefined the roles of the basic forces of nature and spurred the progress of modern particle physics Dr Lee a member of the Columbia University faculty since 1953 is renowned for his seminal contributions to statistical mechanics describing the liquid gas phase transition and to quantum field theory general relativity and high temperature superconductivity He is also widely recognized for his heroic efforts to foster scientific interchange with his native China He organized the China U S Physics Examination and Application Program which has brought nearly one thousand Chinese doctoral students to the United States and supervised construction of the Beijing Positron Collider which Chinese and American physicists use to study subatomic particles Louis J Hector Esq a graduate of the Yale Law School and a former Rhodes Scholar is a senior partner in the Miami based law firm Steel Hector Davis He has advised corporate executives educators philanthropists and United States presidents and has been active in government and the formulation of public policy having served on the Civil Aeronautics Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities The Rockefeller University has enjoyed a close relationship with Mr Hector He joined the Rockefeller University Council in 1977 and was named

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  • commencement | Newswire
    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 Tags commencement Louis J Hector T D Lee June 16 1994 Campus News 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 Tags commencement

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  • Rockefeller University Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Discovery That Genes Are Made of DNA | Newswire
    John Dyson Deputy Mayor for Economic Development will represent the Mayor s Office It is no exaggeration to say that the finding of Avery MacLeod and McCarty opened the gateway to the modern era of biology and medicine said Dr Wiesel In celebrating this historic event we celebrate as well The Rockefeller University s enduring mission of diagnosing and curing sickness by uncovering the inner secrets of life Drs Avery MacLeod and McCarty were researching pneumonia looking for the substance causing a mysterious genetic transformation when they published their revolutionary finding in The Journal of Experimental Medicine on Feb 1 1944 Their paper revealed the hidden hereditary nature of the thread like DNA fibers present in all cells and proved that it was DNA and not a protein or any other substance that was the carrier of hereditary information The discovery has been likened in its revolutionary impact to the work of Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin and it laid the foundations for Dr Watson and Francis Crick s more well publicized discovery of the double helical structure of DNA molecules It has been exhilirating to watch the progress of DNA biology as it has developed in the 50 years since we first discovered its genetic role said Dr McCarty I believe the fruits of our early research are contributing in a major way to the advancement of scientific knowledge today and increasingly to the understanding and treatment of a variety of medical problems The events in February are part of a year long celebration at The Rockefeller University of the 50th anniversary of the discovery that genes are made of DNA The celebration was inaugurated in November with a lecture by Nobel laureate James Watson co discoverer of the double helical structure of DNA Later this year the series will include a public lecture Ethics and DNA Technology by Nancy Wexler professor at Columbia University and chair of the Joint National Institutes of Health Department of Energy Human Genome Project s Committee on Ethics the lecture will be held at the university on Mon April 18 at 6 00 P M The university will also host another scientific symposium featuring a panel of young Rockefeller University scientists working in key areas of DNA research on Fri May 6 at 3 45 P M Other events during the anniversary week also at The Rockefeller University 1230 York Ave at 66th St will include Wed Feb 2 5 00 P M The Human Genome Project in its Scientific Context a public lecture by David Botstein professor and chairman of the Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine Thurs Feb 3 4 00 P M Historical Roundtable a discussion with key scientists active between the publication of the Avery MacLeod and McCarty paper in 1944 and the discovery of DNA s double helical structure in 1953 The panel will be moderated by Robert Olby visiting professor at The Rockefeller University and author of The Path to the Double Helix Speakers

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  • Colin MacLeod | Newswire
    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 Tags Colin MacLeod Maclyn McCarty Oswald Avery Search for Categories Science

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  • Maclyn McCarty | Newswire
    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

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  • Team Led by Rockefeller University Researcher Develops New Drug to Control Infant Jaundice | Newswire
    cases where newborns undergo a variety of medical complications after birth Dr Kappas and Dr George S Drummond a professor at Rockefeller who developed the new drug with Dr Kappas emphasized that the new treatment approach is based on the principle of interdicting bilirubin production shortly after birth before threatening levels of this toxic pigment are reached in the bloodstream The principal current treatment phototherapy attempts to control newborn jaundice after bilirubin levels reach or approach blood levels which pediatricians consider potentially dangerous The new findings suggest that a preventive approach may be best in managing hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn greatly reducing the need for phototherapy and its attendant problems Preventive administration of the new drug would be especially valuable in underdeveloped areas of the world and countries where sophisticated medical equipment is not available Even in developed nations such as the United States SnMP could provide a simple inexpensive and more desirable therapy Of the roughly 4 million births in the United States each year about 75 percent or two and a half million infants develop visible jaundice In about 10 percent of these infants jaundice becomes severe enough to warrant treatment with light to prevent potential damage to the central nervous system The new drug called Sn mesoporphyrin SnMP is a synthetic chemical relative of heme the iron containing pigment in red blood cells Instead of iron the SnMP molecule contains tin hence the chemical symbol for tin Sn During a four year period the researchers evaluated 517 preterm newborns in stable upper and middle class families at the leading maternity center in Athens Greece the Metera Maternity Hospital They chose preterm babies because jaundice is common in babies born prematurely SnMP administered in a single small dose shortly after birth substantially reduced bilirubin levels and markedly diminished the requirement for phototherapy in treated infants The findings of the research group have since been extended to fullterm babies The latest results show that when given to fullterm newborns with jaundice for whom neonatologists would ordinarily prescribe a course of phototherapy a single dose of SnMP completely eliminated the need for light treatment The new drug thus alleviates a cause of both medical and parental concern and saves much expense and inconvenience Besides Drs Kappas and Drummond of The Rockefeller University a key member of the research team was Dr Timos Valaes Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine who supervised the clinical trials at the Metera Hospital in Athens Greece Dr Sophia Petmezaki Director of the Special Care Nursery at the Metera Maternity Hospital and Professor Claudia Henschke Cornell University Medical College were collaborators in the study The studies carried out by the group were supported principally by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health Private support for this program was also provided by the Dyson Foundation and the Ablon Lang Kimmelman Renfield and Singer Foundations The clinical use of SnMP in these studies was approved by the Food and

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  • A. Kappas | Newswire
    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 Tags A Kappas George S Drummond Jaundice Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive

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