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  • Paul Greengard receives Karolinska Institutet’s Bicentennial Gold Medal | Newswire
    capacity to reveal the biological meaning and medical implications of unexpected observations from the laboratory Greengard Vincent Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to understanding how neurotransmitters work His lab is devoted to discovering the molecular basis of communication between neurons in the mammalian brain the molecular defects responsible for various neurological and psychiatric disorders and the molecular mechanisms by which neuro and psychoactive drugs produce their actions Greengard received his Ph D from The Johns Hopkins University He joined Rockefeller in 1983 and has been director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer s Disease Research since 1995 He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award for Medical Research the Charles A Dana Award for Pioneering Achievements in Health the Ralph W Gerard Prize in Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience The National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences and the 3M Life Sciences Award of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology In 2000 Greengard and his wife sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard in partnership with generous supporters of the university established the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize Named in memory of Greengard s mother the prize was founded to honor women who have made extraordinary contributions to biomedical science a group that historically has not received appropriate recognition and acclaim The Karolinska Institutet s Gold Medal will be presented to Greengard on September 23rd at the residence of the Swedish ambassador to the United States in Washington D C Karolinska Institutet is one of the world s leading medical universities Its mission is to contribute to the

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  • In The News Q&A Torsten Wiesel | Newswire
    He shared half of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with David Hubel for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system He tells Stefano Sandrone about his greatest scientific achievement and his vision of the future Tags Torsten N Wiesel newswire rockefeller edu One signal means different things to stem cells versus their progeny In the News ABC McEwen Comments are closed Search for Categories Science

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/2014/10/16/in-the-news-qa-torsten-wiesel/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Torsten Wiesel receives National Medal of Science | Newswire
    lab Wiesel has been a tireless advocate for human rights particularly on behalf of persecuted scientists and physicians around the world Torsten s seminal work with David Hubel revealed how the cerebral cortex is organized at the cellular level and their research led not only to a better understanding of how we perceive the world but also to improved therapies for children born with certain vision disorders says Paul Nurse president of the university I am proud that Torsten s scientific accomplishments along with his support for human rights have been recognized with this prestigious honor Wiesel joined Rockefeller in 1983 as the Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology Prior to that he held academic positions at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School where he was chairman of the department of neurobiology and Robert Winthrop Professor He is the founding director of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind Brain and Behavior at Rockefeller A past president of the International Brain Research Organization Wiesel serves as secretary general of the Human Frontier Science Program He is a former chairman of the board and honorary life governor at the New York Academy of Sciences a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as a foreign member of the Royal Society Also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a senior member of its Institute of Medicine Wiesel received the 2005 David Rall Medal in recognition of his distinguished leadership of the Academy s Committee on Human Rights which he chaired from 1994 to 2004 In addition to the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science Wiesel has received the Dr Jules C Stein

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  • National Medal of Science | Newswire
    of Science Rockefeller University President Emeritus Torsten N Wiesel who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is a recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Science More Tags National Medal of Science Torsten N Wiesel October 22 2003 Science News White House Awards National Medal of Science to Rockefeller University s James Darnell James E Darnell Jr M D a pioneering researcher in the field of gene

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  • Torsten Wiesel receives Rall Medal for human rights work | Newswire
    activity showing commitment above and beyond the usual responsibilities of the position Rockefeller University President Emeritus Joshua Lederberg received the medal in 2003 The IOM cited Wiesel for his exemplary leadership as chair from 1994 to 2004 of the Committee on Human Rights of the National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine In this role he has given considerable time and authority to the cause of persecuted scientists and physicians around the world Wiesel president of Rockefeller University from 1992 to 1998 is the Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for studies of how visual information collected by the retina is transmitted to and processed in the visual cortex of the brain He received the Presidential Award from the Society for Neuroscience in 1998 He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences where he presently serves as member of the Council A foreign member of the Royal Society he is a member of the American Philosophical Society the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the New York Academy of Medicine Tags David Rall Medal Torsten N Wiesel newswire rockefeller edu Contact Joseph

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  • David Rall Medal | Newswire
    s David Rall Medal it was announced today The medal is awarded annually to an IOM member who has demonstrated particularly distinguished leadership as chair of a study committee or other activity showing commitment above and beyond the usual responsibilities of the position More Tags David Rall Medal Torsten N Wiesel Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012

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  • olfactory | Newswire | Page 2
    research on how animals as well as humans sense odors More Tags olfactory Peter Mombaerts March 26 2004 Science News Mouse produced from cloning a single neuron yields answers about the genetics of olfaction Scientists led by Rockefeller s Peter Mombaerts M D Ph D used cloning technology to produce an entire mouse from the DNA in just one of the animal s olfactory neurons They then traced the spread of that neuron s nucleus as the mouse embryo developed and eventually as the mouse itself grew More Tags olfactory Peter Mombaerts March 22 2004 Science News Rockefeller University scientists take on controversial and widely publicized vibration theory of smell Two researchers at Rockefeller University have put a controversial theory of smell to the sniff test and have found no evidence to support it They say their study published in the April issue of Nature Neuroscience should raise firm doubts about the validity of vibration theory which states that molecules in each substance generate a specific vibration frequency that the nose can interpret as distinct smells More Tags Andreas Keller Leslie B Vosshall olfactory May 15 2000 Science News Rockefeller Researchers Show Brain Wiring For Detecting Odors May Depend On Experience Findings show for the first time that development of smell is similar to other senses Scientists have known for 30 years that proper development of the area of the brain responsible for processing visual signals depends on stimulation from the environment In other words the brain must use it or lose it Now researchers fromThe Rockefeller University have shown a similar paradigm in the development of the brain s wiring for odor detection in mice More Tags OCNC1 olfactory Peter Mombaerts April 16 1999 Science News Neurobiologists Show How the Brain Processes Signals from Pheromones Researchers at The Rockefeller

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  • Brain encodes complex plumes of odors with a simple code | Newswire
    might be Scientists now show that the locust brain uses three simple rules reds greens and blues to encode the complex and ever changing odor signals of these plumes The answer it turns out is surprisingly simple When Geffen and her colleagues from Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology initially looked at how the olfactory system responded the results looked daunting Even though a small population of neurons was activated in response to each odor the pattern of activation differed from neuron to neuron Consider Geffen says that each neuron is the source of a flashing light If the population of neurons all started flashing each neuron would appear to be flashing in a frenetic and uncoordinated fashion relative to all the others It would be hard to envision a set of rules that coordinates such complex activity But by looking at how the population of neurons function together Geffen and her colleagues found that these vastly different responses could be explained by a very simple model Since we know the rules that determine how these neurons behave we can now create a model that can predict what this network in the locust olfactory system is doing says Geffen So basically this model summarizes in a very sparse way how these neurons all work together to process complex odor signals that we encounter every day It s evolution at its most elegant Geffen found that her model not only could predict the firing pattern of a neuron from the sequence of odor molecules but it could also do the reverse predict the odor s temporal sequence from the neuron s firing pattern When Geffen used one neuron the model could predict the odor s time course with 95 percent accuracy When she used two neurons the accuracy jumped

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/2009/02/25/brain-encodes-complex-plumes-of-odors-with-a-simple-code/ (2016-02-13)
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