News from 2004

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ANDY MCMAHON RECEIVES JAVITS AWARD

"The award recognizes ten years of peer reviewed, NINS-funded research on the mechanisms and actions of Hedgehog signaling in the mammalian embryo. We have come along way in…

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HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS DEVELOP IMMUNOLOGY MATERIALS

High school teachers applaud Dr. Starnbach's lecture, "T-cell responses to Microbial Pathogens." Focusing this year on immunology and infectious disease, the third annual MCB/HHMI High School Fall Outreach…

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FLYBASE: SHARING THE DROSOPHILA GENOME

Next time you recoil from a swarm of fruit flies in your kitchen, consider this: You and these hovering insects share an ancestral bond, dating back hundreds of…

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SETTING UP THE FRANCIS LAB

Nicole Francis The metamorphosis from postdoc to principal investigator is one of the most exhilarating transitions in the life of a scientist.  Nicole Francis, who was recently appointed…

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ERIN O’SHEA TO JOIN MCB FACULTY

Erin O'Shea, an internationally renowned cell and systems biologist, will be joining MCB. Erin is currently an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of…

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AXON BRANCH REMOVAL AT DEVELOPING SYNAPSES BY AXOSOME SHEDDING

View Movies and Figures A 360° view of a segregated neuromuscular junction (muscle surface is shown in red). The animation provides a closeup of the green bulb-tipped axon…

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TOM MANIATIS: GENE EXPRESSION, CLONING AND BEYOND

Tom Maniatis at Caltech, c. 1980 It was July 1976 and Tom Maniatis—long-haired and Birkenstocked—stood on the balcony of the Cambridge City Hall watching protesters who were calling…

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ALEX SCHIER TO JOIN MCB FACULTY

We are very pleased to announce that Alex Schier has agreed to join our Department in the summer of 2005 as Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Alex…

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A WEEKEND ON THE CAPE: SCIENCE, SPORTS AND A CLAMBAKE

Preparing for the BIOlympics Nearly everything about MCB’s 2004 Research Retreat was new, as an unprecedented 230 participants met for the first time at Ocean Edge Resort in…

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“THE GREAT BRAIN DEBATE”, A NEW BOOK BY JOHN DOWLING

How much of our behavior is determined by our genes and how much by our environment?  Fiercely debated but not fully resolved, the nature-vs.-nurture question is something with…

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