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
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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
Rockefeller University is a well-funded research institution on the verge of expansion, with a new two-story, 160,000 square foot laboratory building priced at $240 million in the works, a new $25 million research fund established for new techniques in drug discovery and a recent NIH grant for researchers studying vaccine response totaling $2.4 million.
Among Rockefeller University’s new life science funding is a $2.4 million grant from the NIH that will be used to fund a study involving integrating innate and adaptive pathways in vaccine response. The funding organization within the NIH that awarded this life science grant is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the project start date was April 1st, 2014.
A new laboratory building is officially in the works at Rockefeller University after being approved by the New York City Council last month. The two-story, 160,000 square foot building over the FDR Drive will accommodate about 26 labs and 440 scientists. Priced at $240 million, the new lab space will feature a landscaped green roof with two glass pavilions, one for offices and a second to house a cafeteria.
A new $25 million research fund has been established at Rockefeller University to aid in new techniques for drug discovery. The Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund was created in light of a generous $25 million gift from the Robertson Foundation, established by investment manager Julian H. Robertson, Jr. and his family.
Researchers from Rockefeller University and Necker Medical School in Paris worked together to discover one way fungal infections spread below the skin’s surface on a genetic level. The condition, known as dermatophytosis, can mean that an infection spreads to the lymph nodes, bones, digestive tract or the brain. The team of researchers discovered a genetic deficiency that makes this possible, shedding light on the theory that says genetic deficiencies can cause normally healthy people to become very ill from an infection.
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Science researchers at Rockefeller University, Duke University and the University of California, San Francisco recently conducted a study that found that the pain and red skin associated with sunburn is caused by a molecule that’s heavily concentrated in the skin’s epidermis. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results of this study could lead to a way to prevent sunburn and possibly other sources of pain.
Researchers at Rockefeller University, led by Brian Chait, have been awarded a $2.3 million grant by the NIH for the National Resource for the Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Biological Macromolecules. According to the Rockefeller University website, the National Resource for the Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Biological Macromolecules is now in its 39th year of receiving funding from the NIH. The abstract on the NIH RePORTER says of the project: