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Rockefeller celebrates inaugural DEI awards

Four community members—Sadye Paez, Elizabeth Campbell, Yuriria Vázquez, and Chad Morton—were recognized for their advocacy work both within the university and in the wider scientific community.

New genetic tool could identify drug targets for diseases associated with metabolic dysfunction

A novel platform for identifying metabolic gene functions has already revealed interactions between proteins and metabolites that are fundamental to cell metabolism.

Asexual reproduction usually leads to a lack of genetic diversity. Not for these ants.

Parthenogenic species must compensate for their limited gene pool or risk extinction.

Campus-wide celebration marks President Emeritus Torsten N. Wiesel’s 100th Birthday

President Lifton hosted a community celebration of Wiesel, a Nobel laureate as well as former university president.

Researchers capture never-before-seen view of gene transcription

New tech reveals findings that address long-standing theories about how bacteria begin the process of making RNA from DNA.

Elizabeth Campbell launches Laboratory of Molecular Pathogenesis

The infectious disease specialist will continue her groundbreaking work on the transcriptomes of the pathogens behind tuberculosis and Covid.

Leslie B. Vosshall honored with the Dickson Prize in Medicine

Vosshall is recognized for her pioneering studies of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which transmits pathogens causing human diseases including dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

Light-weight microscope captures large-scale brain activity of mice on the move

With a new microscope that's as light as a penny, researchers can now observe broad swaths of the brain in action as mice move about and interact with their environments.

Surprising origins for a rare cancer

An unexpected discovery may pave the way to better treatments for a broad range of cancers.

What we need to worry about with avian flu—and what we don’t

Since first detected in birds in 2021, avian flu has killed millions of poultry and infected animals once thought to be immune. What early warning signs could point to an increasing risk for humans?