Archive for 2017

Florian Merkle wins Young Investigator Award

July 7, 2017
Merkle's recent work shows that stem cells can acquire cancer-associated mutations

Florian Merkle, Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and former JCC Fellow (2008-2011), was awarded the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Anatomists, which recognizes “important contributions to biomedical science through their […]

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Change in Chloride Ion Channel structure influences function

July 6, 2017
JCC Fellow Eunyong Park solved the structure using cryo-EM

Caption: Research revealed a subtle change in the Chloride Channel (CLC) that influences its function. Image Credit: Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics/The Rockefeller University Chloride and other ions pass across cell membranes through channels made of […]

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Cryo-EM and mass spec reveal modular ribosome assembly

June 27, 2017
Former JCC Fellow Joseph Davis co-led the study

Caption: Using an imaging method called single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and accompanying analysis tools, scientists deciphered some of the key steps for how ribosomes are assembled, a first step in understanding their roles in health and […]

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Flickering LED lights can reduce beta amyloid plaques in mice

March 29, 2017
Dr. Li-Huei Tsai, new JCC Board of Scientific Advisors member, published the study in Nature

Professor Li-Huei Tsai, director of MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. Photo by Bryce Vickmark. The Jane Coffin Childs Fund is pleased to welcome Dr. Li-Huei Tsai, professor of neuroscience at MIT, to the JCC Board of […]

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