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Building a powerhouse microscope

Joerg Bewersdorf has become an international expert in his own right in the field of super-resolution microscopy, which elevates the resolution of light microscopy to the scale of nanometers.

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  • Yale’s Rothman Named Fellow of Royal Society

    James Rothman, PhD, Sterling Professor of Cell Biology and professor of chemistry, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, an honor bestowed to scientists in the United Kingdom and select foreign members.

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  • A Conversation with Dr. Jim Jamieson

    In August, Dr. Fred Gorelick and Sue Sansone went to visit Dr. Jim Jamieson at his home in Guilford, CT to to talk about the MD-PhD Program as it approaches its 50th anniversary.

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  • Colón-Ramos Awarded Landis Mentoring Award

    Daniel A. Colón-Ramos, PhD, associate professor of neuroscience and cell biology, has been selected for the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship, a new annual award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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  • Function of gene mutations linked to neurological diseases identified

    Several gene mutations have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, but exactly how and where some of them cause their damage has been unclear. A new Yale study, published in The Journal of Cell Biology, shows that one of the genes whose mutations are responsible for a familial form of Parkinson’s encodes a protein that controls the transfer of lipids between membranes of cell organelles.

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  • Action of ‘molecular bouncers’ captured at model of nuclear membrane

    DNA is packaged tightly within the cell’s nuclear membranes, which contain channels that regulate the transit of macromolecules governing all of life’s functions. Yale University researchers have built a nanoscale replica of this channel and have visualized the interaction of proteins that act as “molecular bouncers,” controlling access to the channel’s 40-nanometer entrance.

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  • Unlocking the promise of stem cells

    Haifan Lin has been a leader in stem cell research since its infancy. In just over a decade since he arrived at Yale to found the university’s Stem Cell Center, the center has grown from just a pair of labs to more than 40. Lin and his team are closing in on what they hope will be major breakthroughs in the clinical application of stem cells.

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