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  • immunology | Newswire
    for the host immune system to eliminate it More Tags African sleeping sickness chromatin F Nina Papavasiliou Günter Blobel immunology Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology parasitic infection small molecule inhibitors Virology and Microbiology November 16 2015 Campus News Rockefeller s newest faculty member investigates how antibodies are made Gabriel Victora an immunologist who studies the processes by which the immune system refines its response to an infection will establish the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Dynamics in September of 2016 where he will study antibody responses at the levels molecules cells and whole organs More Tags affinity maturation antibodies Gabriel Victora immunology Laboratory of Lymphocyte Biology new faculty August 19 2015 Science News Expression of a single gene lets scientists easily grow hepatitis C virus in the lab In devising a method to readily grow hepatitis C in the laboratory scientists might have overcome a major hurdle for basic research into the virus and the disease it causes More Tags Charles Rice HCV hepatitis C immunology microbiology Mohsan Saeed SEC14L2 Virology September 23 2014 Science News Imaging studies open a window on how effective antibodies are formed By imaging the immune response researchers have observed how two types of immune cells interact with

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  • Jean-Laurent Casanova | Newswire
    response to influenza is genetically impaired says Jean Laurent Casanova He s hoping More Tags flu influenza Jean Laurent Casanova pediatric March 26 2015 Science News Genetic mutation helps explain why in rare cases flu can kill A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital even while their family and friends recover easily New research from Rockefeller helps explain why a rare genetic mutation that prevents the production of a critical protein interferon that is needed to fight off the virus More Tags infectious disease influenza interferon Jean Laurent Casanova St Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases February 12 2015 Science News Key to blocking influenza virus may lie in a cell s own machinery Researchers have found that the immune system fights a flu infection by turning off cellular enzymes the virus needs to put the final touches on new viral particles The unfinished particles cannot spread infection to new cells More Tags Charles M Rice immune response interferon Jean Laurent Casanova Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease Meike Dittmann PAI 1 Paul Bieniasz seasonal flu viral replication October 12 2014 Science News Single gene links susceptibility to rare infections with predisposition to autoimmune disease When scientists scanned the brains of patients who lack a particular immune protein they saw calcium deposits linked with certain diseases that occur as a result of harmful and unnecessary inflammation More Tags autoimmune disease Dusan Bogunovic interferon ISG15 Jean Laurent Casanova mycobacteria June 24 2014 Awards and Honors Jean Laurent Casanova to receive 2014 Robert Koch Award Casanova is honored for his work on host genes and their products in infectious diseases His lab is interested in why some children develop severe infectious diseases after coming into contact with certain pathogens while most other children do not More Tags awa genetics infectious disease Jean Laurent Casanova St Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases April 14 2014 Science News A new web tool effectively prioritizes disease causing genes by biological distance With the Human Gene Connectome an investigator can rank potential disease causing genes based on a new metric called biological distance This tool is now available online thanks in part to the work of two high school students More Tags human gene connectome Jean Laurent Casanova summer science research program Yuval Itan May 9 2013 Awards and Honors Jean Laurent Casanova appointed HHMI investigator Casanova whose research established for the first time that a predisposition to infectious diseases in children can be genetically determined has been named one of 27 new investigators with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute His appointment brings the total number of Rockefeller scientists supported by HHMI to 16 More Tags HHMI Jean Laurent Casanova April 12 2013 Science News Scientists discover gene mutation that causes children to be born without spleen An international team of scientists led by Rockefeller University researchers has identified the defective gene responsible for a rare disorder in which children

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  • St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases | Newswire
    unrelated types of infections Researchers have identified a surprising case in which defects in a single immune gene render children susceptible to two very different diseases aggravating but treatable fungal infections as well as invasive and potentially fatal bacterial disease This finding suggests a dual role for that gene RORC in human immunity to infection More Tags Candida immune deficiency Janet Markle Jean Laurent Casanova mycobacteria Satoshi Okada St Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases April 28 2015 Awards and Honors Leslie Vosshall and Jean Laurent Casanova elected to the National Academy of Sciences Vosshall who investigates how sensory stimuli are perceived and processed and Casanova who studies the genetics of infectious disease susceptibility in children are among the new members and foreign associates to be inducted into the Academy in 2015 With Vosshall and Casanova s election Rockefeller now boasts 36 members or foreign associates of the National Academy of Sciences among its current faculty More Tags Jean Laurent Casanova Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior Leslie B Vosshall St Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases U S National Academy of Sciences March 26 2015 Science News Genetic mutation helps explain why in rare cases flu can kill A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital even while their family and friends recover easily New research from Rockefeller helps explain why a rare genetic mutation that prevents the production of a critical protein interferon that is needed to fight off the virus More Tags infectious disease influenza interferon Jean Laurent Casanova St Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases June 24 2014 Awards and Honors Jean Laurent Casanova to receive 2014 Robert Koch Award Casanova is honored for his work on host genes and

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  • Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award | Newswire
    Korsmeyer Award The award recognizes Casanova for discovering that vulnerability to life threatening infectious illnesses in otherwise healthy children and young adults can arise from single gene inborn errors More Tags genetics and genomics immunology Jean Laurent Casanova St Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases Stanley J Korsmeyer Award Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012

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  • Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll | Newswire
    The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom offers a framework of the then emerging field He has written several other books including Remarkable Creatures Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species which was a 2009 National Book Award finalist and 2013 s Brave Genius Brave Genius tells the overlapping stories of Jacques Monod a co founder of molecular biology and his eventual friend the French novelist Albert Camus Both were involved in the French Resistance during World War II and they each went on to win the Nobel Prize in their respective fields And both men grappled with fundamental philosophical problems It s a brave book It takes on major lives and hard problems in biology as well as sensitive and difficult philosophical and historical issues says Jesse Ausubel director of the Program for the Human Environment and chairman of the selection committee The book is an ambitious endeavor and Carroll succeeds How many true books about science include a coded message from occupied Hungary written in invisible starch solution on the inside of a record album to be revealed by exposure to iodine Carroll s newest book The Serengeti Rules The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters which addresses essential questions about the rules regulating life in the natural world will be released in March A gifted communicator Carroll s work as a science communicator embodies the prize s original intent to honor those who inspire others In addition to his writing Carroll is a skilled public speaker and has made frequent appearances in the media often to discuss new findings in evolutionary science He created the Howard Hughes Medical Institute s science filmmaking initiative and has been the host or executive producer of more than

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  • Jesse Ausubel | Newswire
    news This land is your land Food Jesse Ausubel told me is a little like clothing There are large companies that turn out the blue jeans and T shirts we all wear We don t mind large scale for that But sometimes More Tags Jesse Ausubel December 21 2012 Science News Changes in population growth consumption and farming begin to return former farmlands to nature Researchers led by Rockefeller s Jesse Ausubel analyzed factors such as global land use and population growth over the last 50 years Looking at the production index of all crops of the UN s Food and Agriculture Organization they found that from 1961 to 2009 land farmed grew by only 12 percent while the index rose about 300 percent More Tags Jesse Ausubel population June 6 2011 Science News The Great Reversal an increase in forest density worldwide is under way A new study by scientists at Rockefeller University and colleagues in the United States and Finland challenges measurements of carbon storage based on forest area alone Several national increases of density and or area signal the Great Reversal is under way in forests globally after centuries of loss and decline More Tags Jesse Ausubel Program for the Human Environment April 19 2011 Awards and Honors Jesse Ausubel elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Ausubel a researcher who studies environmental science and technology and industrial evolution is honored with election to the prestigious independent policy research academy More Tags American Academy of Arts and Sciences Dinochelus ausubeli Jesse Ausubel Program for the Human Environment February 1 2011 Science News Newly discovered deep sea lobster named for Rockefeller s Jesse Ausubel A newly discovered deep sea lobster is one of many species identified for the first time through the Census of Marine Life a

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  • Lewis Thomas Prize | Newswire
    publication A Primate s Memoir A Neuroscientist s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons and will be presented to him at a ceremony at the university s Caspary Auditorium on June 2 More Tags Lewis Thomas Prize Robert Sopolsky April 25 2007 Campus News Richard Dawkins accepts 2006 Lewis Thomas Prize Best known for promoting the gene centered view of evolution in his 1976 bestseller The Selfish Gene Dawkins is critically regarded for his ability to convey large universal theories by use of detailed examples taken from a lifetime of observation of the natural world More Tags Lewis Thomas Prize Richard Dawkins September 23 2005 Awards and Honors Thomas Eisner to receive 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science A world authority on animal behavior ecology and evolution Thomas Eisner has been chosen to receive The Rockefeller University s 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science His prize lecture The Ruling Class Tales of Insect Survival will be on Tuesday October 11 and is open to the public More Tags Lewis Thomas Prize Thomas Eisner March 20 2005 Awards and Honors Renowned French neuroscientist Jean Pierre Changeux receives Rockefeller University s science writing prize Jean Pierre Changeux Ph D one of the boldest thinkers in modern neuroscience received the Rockefeller University Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science Tues March 29 More Tags Jean Pierre Changeux Lewis Thomas Prize March 22 2002 Awards and Honors Oliver Sacks Awakenings Author Receives Rockefeller University s Lewis Thomas Prize Oliver Sacks author of the best selling book Awakenings which was the basis for a movie of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro received The Rockefeller University s 2001 Lewis Thomas Prize on Monday March 18 in the university s Caspary Auditorium The prize Honoring the Scientist as Poet

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  • Sean B. Carroll | Newswire
    to receive Rockefeller University s science writing prize The award recognizes Carroll s body of work including his 2013 book Brave Genius A Scientist A Philosopher and their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize More Tags Jesse Ausubel Lewis Thomas Prize Sean B Carroll Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 more About

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