Archive for 2017

Dan Littman and Robert Froemke win Pew Innovation Award

November 14, 2017
Former JCC Fellows will collaborate on interdisciplinary research

Caption: Being sick changes our behavior. How does that happen, and are these changes in behavior important for helping promote recovery from illness? Dan Littman’s lab has identified neurons in the gut that respond to pathogen-activating immune cells […]

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Human umbilical cord blood improves old mice’s memory

October 23, 2017
Joseph Castellano completed the research while he was a JCC Fellow with Tony Wyss-Coray

A protein found in human umbilical cord blood improves learning and memory in older mice, according to research published in Nature. Joseph Castellano, former JCC Fellow, is lead author of the study. Remembering the location […]

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Fellows and senior scientists marched for science in New Haven

October 23, 2017
The Jane Coffin Childs community participated in New Haven's 2017 March for Science

On April 22, 2017 more than one million people across the globe marched in support of science and its role in our health, food security, safety, and economies. The March for Science event coincided with […]

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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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