You might imagine a science lab looking a bit sterile and impersonal — little sunlight, masked figures in white coats pouring neon-colored liquid into beakers, all business. You might not expect to hear a science lab referred to as familial, where badminton tournaments, movie nights and barbeques are commonplace.
- December 18, 2019
The progression of cancer has been studied extensively, and the key steps in this journey have been well mapped, at least in some solid tumors: Lesions to genes that confer risk of cancer accumulate and alter normal cell behaviors, giving rise, scientists believe, to early stage cancer cells that eventually swamp normal cells and become deadly.
- October 01, 2019
Yale School of Medicine’s Valentina Greco and Marina R. Picciotto are among the 11 recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes scientists who have a history of creative research and who show promise in originating “pioneering approaches to major challenges.” Greco and Picciotto will each receive $3.5 million dollars of funding over the course of five years. In addition, four young Yale scientists will receive the NIH’s Innovator Award.
- July 24, 2019
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.
- April 17, 2019
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.
- September 19, 2018
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.
- September 05, 2018
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).
- August 14, 2018
Discoveries by two HHMI investigators show how proteins that organize into liquid droplets inside cells make certain biological functions possible.
- August 09, 2018
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.
- July 11, 2018
Luye Life Sciences Group, a Chinese medical conglomerate, has given the Yale Stem Cell Center $1 million in support of basic stem cell research.