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The Intricacies of Embryonic Signaling [Schier Lab]

In three papers in eLife, the Schier lab provides surprising insights into the regulation of early vertebrate embryogenesis.  Focusing on the roles of the TGF-b Nodal signaling pathway,…

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The Intricacies of Embryonic Signaling [Schier Lab]

In three papers in eLife, the Schier lab provides surprising insights into the regulation of early vertebrate embryogenesis.  Focusing on the roles of the TGF-b Nodal signaling pathway,…

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Unmasking the Function of Oxytocin in Neuronal and Behavioral Sex Discrimination [Dulac Lab]

Oxytocin and its cognate receptor have been proposed as essential mediators of social behaviors, physiological functions, and emotional responses in many animal species. Oxytocin is an evolutionarily conserved…

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A Little of Magic Spot Goes a Long Way in Cyanobacteria [O’Shea Lab]

Guanosine tetraphosphate and pentaphosphate,  collectively known as (p)ppGpp or magic spot nucleotides, are effectors of the stringent response, a stress response pathway activated during nutrient and energy deprivation.…

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Biology by Any Means Necessary: Vlad Denic in MCB

Sometimes how you get where you’re going is as important as what you do when you get there. This is true of the proteins in our cells, whose…

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A Code for mRNA Decay [Schier Lab]

To make a change, we must replace old with new: plow the field to seed new plants, abandon old habits to adapt new ones, and erase the board…

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MCB Postdocs Receive Prestigious NIH Fellowships

Two MCB postdocs--Dhananjay “DJ” Bambah-Mukku of the Dulac Lab and Nicholas Tran of the Sanes Lab--have received fellowship funding from the National Institutes of Health in support of…

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Harvard Researchers Among Those Receiving More Than $150 Million in Funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative

Harvard scientists are among dozens of researchers who will receive more than $150 million in funding over the next five years through the National Institute of Health’s Brain…

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The Brightest are Not Always the Best: A Guide to Selecting Fluorescent Proteins [Cluzel Lab]

When selecting fluorescent proteins (FPs), it is standard practice to select FPs with the highest in vitro brightness. However, it is well-known that in vitro brightness does not…

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The Brain Representation of Social Information [Dulac and Murthy Labs]

Behaviors such as mating, territorial defense, parenting or predator avoidance, despite being instinctive, are modulated by social experience. Because instinctive behaviors can be elicited without any previous social…

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Postdoc Profile: Fatma Zehra Yildiz [D’Souza Lab]

Anyone lucky enough to be invited over for lunch with postdoctoral fellow Fatma Zehra Yildiz of Victoria D’Souza’s lab should accept immediately. Whoever does will be treated to…

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