News from 2009

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A ROLE FOR MICRORNAS IN AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

(L to right) Gregorio Valdez and Joshua R. Sanes The great baseball player, Lou Gehrig, gave his name to the neurodegenerative disease that killed him, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.…

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MCB’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE UNTIL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009

  MCB Building Operations crew (L to R): Jimmy Costello, Gary Goodwin, Les Takacs, Eileen Snow, Paul Tighe, Chuck Bilikas, and Patrick Mullaly

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DETERMINING NEURAL CONNECTIONS USING LIGHT

(L to R) Sharad Ramanathan and Zengcai V Guo The nematode, C.elegans, with only 302 neurons, is an ideal system in which to understand how the dynamics of…

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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE (THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, UNTIL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009)

  MCB Building Operations crew (L to R): Jimmy Costello, Gary Goodwin, Les Takacs, Eileen Snow, Paul Tighe, Chuck Bilikas, and Patrick Mullaly

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GABA NEURONS TURN A BLIND EYE

Takao Hensch A new study, published in this week's Nature, that helps tease apart the role of single cells in the neural circuit controlling vision is helping researchers…

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MCO FACULTY HOST UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT INTERNS

David Arroyo, an MCO intern from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, poses in front of the poster he created on research done in Professor Scott Edwards's lab In…

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HIDDE PLOEGH TO DELIVER 2009 JOHN T. EDSALL LECTURE

Hidde Ploegh first joined the Department from the Netherlands in the mid 1970s to do his undergraduate thesis in microbiology in Jack Strominger's lab. The lab was then…

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HARVARD STUDENTS TO HELP 3500 FELLOW SCIENTISTS IN KENYA THIS FALL

Leaders from Seeding Labs chapters at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Boston University and Yale Medical School met in September to plan for the shipment to Kenyatta University.…

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DAVID E. CLAPHAM PRESENTS 2009 BLOCH LECTURE

On October 15, 2009, the annual Bloch Lecture will be presented by Dr. David E. Clapham, HHMI Investigator, Aldo R. Castañeda Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Director of Cardiovascular…

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LIFE SCIENCES-HHMI OUTREACH SUMMER PROGRAM 2009

2009 Program participants --click here for full list-- One chilly July afternoon, five high school biology teachers were energetically discussing how to design an animation that would best…

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