Archive for the ‘Fund News’ Category

Cellular Pressure Sensors Explored

May 1, 2019
JCC Fellow Kei Saotome uncovers structure of a mechanically activated ion channel

Caption: The OSCA1.2 mechanically activated ion channel. Source: Jojoa-Cruz, Saotome, et al, eLife 2018;7:e41845 doi: 10.7554/eLife.41845 (CC-BY-4.0) A punch versus a caress. The feel of Velcro versus silk. Our sense of touch distinguishes between these […]

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Combined, two small molecules inhibit prostate cancer cell proliferation

May 1, 2019
Beth Zucconi published the research in the March 2019 issue of Biochemistry.

  Two small molecules can synergistically inhibit prostate cancer cell proliferation, according to recent research published in Biochemistry by Beth Zucconi. The research focuses on p300, an enzyme that regulates cell growth, differentiation, and gene […]

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Dr. Joan Steitz Wins Lasker Award

January 14, 2019
Former JCC Board of Scientific Advisors Chair was honored for her discoveries in RNA biology

Dr. Joan Steitz, former Jane Coffin Childs Fellow and former Chair of the Fund, was recently honored with the prestigious Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science “for four decades of leadership in biomedical science […]

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Understanding fetal demise after Zika infection

January 14, 2019
Board of Scientific Advisors member, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, published the study in Science Immunology

Caption: When human placental tissue (fluorescence microscopy image shown) is exposed to interferon-β, it develops syncytial knots, which appear as protruding bulges, not seen in healthy tissue. Credit: Yockey et al., Science Immunology (2018) Dr. […]

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