Archive for the ‘Fund News’ Category

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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Dr. Stephen Elledge wins Breakthrough Prize

March 22, 2017
The Director of the Board of Scientific Advisors received the prize for his seminal work on DNA repair

Director of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund’s Board of Scientific Advisors, Dr. Stephen Elledge, was awarded the prestigious Breakthrough Prize last December. BSA member Dr. Huda Zoghbi was also among the 2016 winners. Elledge received the […]

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