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Molecules and a Mission (Bonus Base Pairs Episode)

B: Yeah… “Base Pairs” does take a little explaining… so that’s why we’re here talking to you now.<p>B: Base pairs are molecules.<p>A: End of explanation.<p>B: …

Genetics

Reversing Rett syndrome’s impairment of adult learning

Learning impairment is a deeply disabling component of Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder seen almost exclusively in females. As a result, …

Developmental Disabilities

A bank for cancer research

Scientists have been saying for years that they could learn a lot more about cancer if they had better access to samples and data from patients under …

Cancer

From the Labdish Blog

Now available for binge-listening: Season 1 of <i>Base Pairs</i>. Read more.<p>http://labdish.cshl.edu/newsletter/from-the-labdish-blog/<p>article<p>en_US<p>LabDish: A …

Basic Research: From Our Labs to Doctors’ Hands

Just before the holidays, the FDA approved a drug that will save lives of young people with the severe form of a disease that causes muscles to waste …

Life Sciences

Understanding How Zinc Affects How We Think

Poking out from many neurons in the brains are NMDA receptors, whose faulty operation has been implicated in disorders including Alzheimer’s, …

Our Genome’s Guardian Can Break Bad

A protein known as p53 has long held the grand title of “guardian of the genome” for the protection it provides against cancer-causing mutations. New …

For Alan Alda, Science Communication is a State of Mind

Alan Alda, famous for his role in the classic TV series “M*A*S*H” and the PBS series “Scientific American Frontiers,” recently received a 2016 CSHL …

Alan Alda and Roy Vagelos honored at 11th Double Helix Medals Dinner

Alan Alda, known as Hawkeye from the classic TV series <i>M*A*S*H</i> and host of PBS’s <i>Scientific American Frontiers</i>, and Roy Vagelos, retired chairman and …

More people will say “I used to have cancer”

That’s a major goal for Dr. David Tuveson, the new director of CSHL’s Cancer Center. After seeing too many patients with dismal options as a cancer …

The Brain Atlas (Base Pairs Episode 7)

<i>One in six people suffers from a mental disorder, and yet, compared to cancer and infectious disease, neuropsychiatric treatment options have barely</i> …

For Alan Alda, science communication is a state of mind

<i>Alan Alda, famous for his role in the classic TV series “M*A*S*H” and the PBS series “Scientific American Frontiers,” recently received a 2016 CSHL</i> …

Get busy or get RNAi

All cells are either busy reproducing or “quiescently” waiting to reproduce. The latter category includes many critical cells in our bodies, like …

Emma’s Story: with science on her side, one little girl finds hope

Emma’s prognosis was grim. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) was crippling her and it seemed that nothing could stop it. That’s now changing thanks to an …

No (real) moustache required to join the “Movember” party

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men, but most of the prostate cancer researchers at CSHL have zero risk of …

Cancer can hijack our web-slinging immune cells

Immune cells called neutrophils have an amazing weapon: they can shoot out webs of DNA to capture invaders. But if neutrophils are Spider-Man, cancer …

The case for investing in young scientists

When he was just 27 years old, Adrian Krainer was offered the opportunity to run his own lab at CSHL. Research by his team has led to the development …

No (real) moustache required to join the “Movember” party

<i>Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men, but most of the prostate cancer researchers at CSHL have zero risk of</i> …

Cancer

When Antioxidants are Pro-cancer (Base Pairs Episode 6)

<i>Recent research on antioxidant levels in the cells of pancreatic cancer patients is homing in on a new, safer avenue for treatment. And it’s not what</i> …

Cancer

HIV/AIDS Research – Its History and Future

“I wanted to bring together scientists who fought the HIV/AIDS epidemic for 35 years to share their accomplishments and discuss the future of the …

Public Health

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Donates $200,000 for New...

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Donates $200,000 for New Sequencer<p>CSHL Association Director Peter J. Klein is President of the Claire …

A theoretical physicist’s approach to breast cancer

Ideas borrowed from physics could help scientists improve treatments for breast cancer. Breast cancer is more than a group of rogue cells. They exist …

Cancer

The “secret” science center where openness is everything

<i>What appears to be a few elegant houses tucked in the woods by the harbor is actually an epicenter of ideas in biology, from the iconic Human Genome</i> …

Genetics

A theoretical physicist’s approach to breast cancer

<i>Ideas borrowed from physics could help scientists improve treatments for breast cancer. Associate Professor Mickey Atwal explains in this guest blog</i> …

Cancer

The brain circuit connects judgements with actions

“I won’t make <i>that</i> mistake again!” All of our experiences provide evidence that our brains use to weigh how best to act in the future. New research …

“Sink or Swim” (Base Pairs Episode 5)

<i>When he was just 27 years old, Adrian Krainer, now a professor, was offered the opportunity to run his own lab. Now, research from his lab has</i> …

Genetics

Expert Explains: What’s the connection between antioxidants and cancer?

<i>Recent findings in pancreatic cancer research demonstrate that antioxidants aren’t exactly the reliable guardians that they’re often made out to be</i> …

Cancer

“Serendipity in Spades” brings $200K for disease research

Unexpected twists are an inevitable part of life. For Evelyn Witkin, life’s “crooked path” led to CSHL and, more recently, to a Lasker Prize. In her …

A focus on the “brakes” accelerates brain research

Without cells called inhibitory neurons, the brain would be like a car with no brakes: signals would zip around at great speed, crashing into one …

To treat pancreas cancer, block antioxidants

Antioxidants are all the rage among health food enthusiasts—but pancreatic cancer cells can’t seem to get enough of them either, a new study from the …