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The ‘Right’ Diet. Discovery of Entirely New Class of Enzymes Could One Day Lead to Bespoke Diets, Therapeutics

Everyone seems to have an opinion about which foods to eat or avoid, how to lose weight (and keep it off!), and which superfood to horde. But there’s…

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The ‘Right’ Diet. Discovery of Entirely New Class of Enzymes Could One Day Lead to Bespoke Diets, Therapeutics

Everyone seems to have an opinion about which foods to eat or avoid, how to lose weight (and keep it off!), and which superfood to horde. But there’s…

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Spotlight on Elizabeth May [Gaudet Lab]

When Elizabeth May (@LizMayScience on Twitter) first arrived at MCB in 2015, she was a visiting undergraduate in the Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) program, which enables…

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Spotlight on Udbhav Chitta [Whipple Lab]

Just one year after joining MCB faculty Amanda Whipple’s team, research assistant Udbhav Chitta has gone from RNA biology newbie to official co-author on a new paper that…

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Parental Influence on Gene Regulation in the Brain [Whipple Lab]

Mammals inherit two copies of each gene—one from their mother and one from their father. In most cases, the gene copy inherited from each parent is functionally indistinguishable.…

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Josh Sanes Receives 2020 Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The McGovern Institute at MIT has named MCB faculty member Joshua Sanes as the recipient of the 2020 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. Scolnick Prize awardees are…

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How to Prepare the Next Generation for the Future by Eating Yourself [Denic Lab]

Gametes are the vessels of gene immortality. To escape the dying soma, these cells rely on a specialized form of the cell cycle in which a single round…

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Free “LabXchange” Science Education Accelerator Launched by Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Grad Student Jenelle Wallace of the Murthy Lab Wins Bowdoin Prize for Essay Writing

Graduate student Jenelle Wallace (G7) of the Murthy Lab has been named as one of four recipients of the 2019-2020 Bowdoin Prize for Graduate Students, which honors original…

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New MCB and Applied Physics Professor Max Prigozhin is Developing Multicolor Electron Microscopy

Newly appointed MCB and Applied Physics Professor Max Prigozhin builds microscopes. His long-term goal is to develop a multicolor electron microscopy method that will reveal the dynamics of…

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Seven Postdocs Awarded Prestigious Fellowships to Further Their Research

Seven MCB postdocs have recently garnered fellowships that will enable research into the brain, behavior, and genetics. Two of the postdocs obtained fellowships from the NIH. Bushra Raj…

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