Rockefeller University received a $25 million gift from the Robertson Foundation that will be used to create the Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund. This fund will be used to help turn basic research discoveries into new medical therapies by providing support for dozens of Rockefeller projects over the next five years. Research grants ranging from $10,000 to $1 million will be awarded from the fund in order to provide Rockefeller scientists with the resources they need to take exceptionally promising research initiatives through the steps that lead to breakthrough medications, new diagnostic tests or other clinical innovations.Read More
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Rockefeller University is currently experiencing one of the largest phases of research expansion in its modern history. To accommodate for its expanding research capabilities as a competitive institution, Rockefeller University officials have already begun implementing changes to grow the campus and construct new research buildings and institutes all together.Read More
Updated 12/8/2016, originally posted by Laura Braden 2/2/16
Understanding what stem cells do and why they are important has been a popular research topic for many years. Scientists have learned quite a bit about their functions, such as repairing damaged tissues and renewing some normal ones. However, there is no knowledge of where these stem cells originate and how they develop in the embryo.Read More
Neuroscientists at Rockefeller University in New York will be making breakthroughs in a brand new institute, according to a recent announcement from the university and the Kavli Foundation. The new Kavli Neural Systems Institute (Kavli NSI) will be located at Rockefeller University, thanks in part to a $20 million endowment supported equally by Kavli and Rockefeller.Read More
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Millions of dollars are awarded annually to researchers and research centers focusing on digestive disorders, including the University of California system schools, the major medical universities and hospitals across the country and top research Institutions such as Scripps, Salk andOn the east coast, Rockefeller University in New York, was recently awarded a Read More
The flu is something that everyone experiences at some time. Even after receiving an annual flu shot, many people still fall ill due to a different strain of the flu that the shot does not protect against. Generally, the flu shot protects against three common strains of influenza, leaving people still vulnerable to getting the flu. Researchers at Rockefeller University have developed a new method of creating the flu vaccine that could potentially work against many more strains of influenza. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).
In collaboration with researchers at The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and other institutions, scientists at Rockefeller University are working to harness the natural potential of the human immune system to develop a series of sequential vaccinations against the HIV virus.Read More
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A team of neuroscientists at Rockefeller University in New York have developed a new method of imaging the brain and other large biological samples, called iDISCO, that allows researchers to see molecular complexities within these samples in 3-D.Read More
Microbes, also known as germs, are found everywhere in the human body. Some are bad for health, some are good, and some still have unknown purposes. When the germs in the body cause an illness to set in, it is common to take antibiotic drugs to fight off the bad microbes making you sick. There are hundreds of types of antibiotics that cure different infections, but one thing all these antibiotics have in common is that they kill off all microbes, both good and bad. Life science researchers at Rockefeller University in New York have been working on creating 'programmable' antibiotics that will be able to target specific germs instead of attacking all of them.Read More
The human body is specially designed to defend against infectious microbes, viruses and potential threats that are able to make their way to the intestines after eating even the most harmless types of foods. Dedicated immune cells work within the thin layer of tissue between the gut and the rest of the body to keep watch for potential hazards.
To learn more, life science researchers at Rockefeller University conducted a study on the development of a special class of immune cells known as intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) that live in this zone. Their findings could play an important role in our understanding of inflammatory diseases of the gut, such as Inflammatory Bowel Disorder and celiac disease, as well as cancer.Read More