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  • Hans Sigrist Prize | Newswire
    honors Marraffini for his work developing a new approach to fight antibiotic resistance Marraffini studies CRISPR Cas systems which enable some bacteria to acquire immunity against viruses and is investigating ways to use them to fight off microbial pathogens More Tags antibiotic resistance CRISPR Hans Sigrist Prize Laboratory of Bacteriology Luciano Marraffini Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013

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  • Mosquitoes are tuned to seek out temperatures that match warm-blooded hosts | Newswire
    author Leslie Vosshall Robin Chemers Neustein Professor at Rockefeller University Hopefully one day researchers can use this information to help control mosquito populations that transmit deadly diseases such as yellow fever he adds Understanding this process and the molecular mechanisms behind it will provide strategies for designing better repellents traps and other ways to control mosquitoes A sensitive thermometer In one experiment described December 15 in the journal eLife Corfas and Vosshall placed Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carriers of yellow fever dengue virus and other diseases inside a box lined with metal plates that could be heated up to specific temperatures Opposite the plates the researchers placed a tiny camera that captured how many mosquitoes were present on each plate at any given time The results were obvious Corfas notes The hotter a plate became the more mosquitoes were attracted to it But it got to the point when the plate became so hot most mosquitoes began to avoid it The upper limit Approximately 40 degrees Celsius 104 degrees Fahrenheit close to the maximum temperature of birds which are one of the hottest food sources for mosquitoes and a few degrees warmer than the human body Once the plates got hotter than that the mosquitoes avoided them Given the choice between a plate at 40 degrees and one at 50 the mosquitoes clearly preferred the 40 degrees surface The animals could even distinguish between temperature differences as small as 2 5 degrees notes Corfas Next Corfas and Vosshall wanted to learn more about how mosquitoes fine tune their temperature sensitivity They blocked a gene called TRPA1 which is known to help other species seek out appropriate temperatures Not surprisingly mosquitoes that didn t express the TRPA1 gene spent equal amounts of time on plates that were either 40 or 50 degrees

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/2015/12/15/mosquitoes-are-tuned-to-seek-out-temperatures-that-match-warm-blooded-hosts/ (2016-02-13)
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  • genetic and genomics | Newswire
    Tags genetic and genomics Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie Vosshall mosquitos Roman Corfas September 8 2015 Science News New findings shed light on fundamental process of DNA repair Scientists have identified a new component of the molecular machinery a cell uses to repair damaged DNA The discovery adds important knowledge about a fundamental life process that protects from diseases such as cancer More Tags 53BP1 Cell Biology chemistry DNA

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/tag/genetic-and-genomics/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior | Newswire
    Leslie B Vosshall St Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases U S National Academy of Sciences March 26 2015 Science News Researchers master gene editing technique in mosquito that transmits deadly diseases Rockefeller University researchers have successfully harnessed a technique CRISPR Cas9 editing to use in an important and understudied species the mosquito Aedes aegypti which infects hundreds of millions of people annually with the deadly diseases chikungunya yellow fever and dengue fever More Tags aedes aegypti chikungunya CRISPR CRISPR Cas9 dengue fever gene editing Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie B Vosshall Leslie Vosshall mosquitos yellow fever December 23 2014 Awards and Honors Jeffrey M Friedman and Leslie B Vosshall named 2014 AAAS Fellows Rockefeller University scientists Jeffrey M Friedman and Leslie B Vosshall have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers More Tags AAAS Jeffrey M Friedman Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie B Vosshall November 12 2014 Science News Research suggests how mosquitoes evolved an attraction to human scent To understand the evolutionary basis of the mosquito s attraction to humans scientists examined the genes that drive preferences of two different subspecies Their findings suggest that Aedes aegypti aegypti acquired a love for human body odor a key step in specializing on people More Tags aedes aegypti evolution Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie B Vosshall Leslie Vosshall mosquitoes July 2 2010 Awards and Honors Rockefeller postdoc named finalist for Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Agnel Sfeir a postdoctoral fellow in Titia de Lange s Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics has been named a finalist in the fourth annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists competition which recognizes the contributions of young scientists and engineers in New

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  • Leslie Vosshall | Newswire
    may help generate better repellents traps and other ways to control mosquitoes More Tags genetic and genomics Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie Vosshall mosquitos Roman Corfas October 1 2015 Grants and Gifts Funding from Kavli Foundation to establish new institute at Rockefeller devoted to neuroscience The Kavli Foundation and The Rockefeller University today announced the formation of the Kavli Neural Systems Institute Kavli NSI at Rockefeller funded by a 20 million endowment supported equally by Kavli and Rockefeller The Institute will become part of a network of seven Kavli Institutes carrying out fundamental research in neuroscience and a broader network of 20 Kavli Institutes dedicated to astrophysics nanoscience neuroscience and theoretical physics More Tags Cori Bargmann Jeffrey Friedman Jeffrey M Friedman Kavli Foundation Kavli NSI Leslie B Vosshall Leslie Vosshall neurosciences and behavior March 26 2015 Science News Researchers master gene editing technique in mosquito that transmits deadly diseases Rockefeller University researchers have successfully harnessed a technique CRISPR Cas9 editing to use in an important and understudied species the mosquito Aedes aegypti which infects hundreds of millions of people annually with the deadly diseases chikungunya yellow fever and dengue fever More Tags aedes aegypti chikungunya CRISPR CRISPR Cas9 dengue fever gene editing Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie B Vosshall Leslie Vosshall mosquitos yellow fever November 12 2014 Science News Research suggests how mosquitoes evolved an attraction to human scent To understand the evolutionary basis of the mosquito s attraction to humans scientists examined the genes that drive preferences of two different subspecies Their findings suggest that Aedes aegypti aegypti acquired a love for human body odor a key step in specializing on people More Tags aedes aegypti evolution Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie B Vosshall Leslie Vosshall mosquitoes January 22 2014 In the News In the News

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  • mosquitos | Newswire
    Leslie Vosshall mosquitos Roman Corfas March 26 2015 Science News Researchers master gene editing technique in mosquito that transmits deadly diseases Rockefeller University researchers have successfully harnessed a technique CRISPR Cas9 editing to use in an important and understudied species the mosquito Aedes aegypti which infects hundreds of millions of people annually with the deadly diseases chikungunya yellow fever and dengue fever More Tags aedes aegypti chikungunya CRISPR CRISPR Cas9

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  • Roman Corfas | Newswire
    that allows the insects to distinguish between temperatures with high precision to find their prey Studies like this one may help generate better repellents traps and other ways to control mosquitoes More Tags genetic and genomics Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie Vosshall mosquitos Roman Corfas Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 more About Contact Follow

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  • Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction on East River seawall repairs | Newswire
    project that will add 160 000 square feet of modern modular lab space to replace the research university s aging facilities It will also include a green landscaped roof that will add two acres to the university s existing 14 acre campus The building named the Marie Josée and Henry R Kravis Research Building will be the centerpiece of the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation David Rockefeller River Campus Throughout the planning phases of the project Rockefeller has worked in conjunction with its neighbors and local government officials including Kallos Brewer Community Board 8 and representatives from the Parks Department in a collaborative process designed to ensure the public enhancements meet the needs of the community The terms of the agreement for the partnership are memorialized in a letter the university sent to Kallos as part of the City Council s approval of the expansion project The university has also made a 150 000 gift to Friends of the East River Esplanade a grass roots conservancy dedicated to the restoration and renovation of the full length of the esplanade from 60th to 120th Streets Rockefeller is committed to making improvements that benefit the community and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to renew this important public amenity says Tessier Lavigne We believe that this park has the potential to be much more than a jogging and biking path With this construction the esplanade will become peaceful setting in which to stroll and sit to admire the waterfront views and to watch the sailboats tugs and yachts of a busy waterway East River seawall Damaged by hurricane Sandy in 2012 the East River s seawall near Rockefeller will be repaired as part of the university s campus extension project We all know that much of the East River Esplanade is in

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/2015/12/11/groundbreaking-ceremony-marks-start-of-construction-on-east-river-seawall-repairs/ (2016-02-13)
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