CSHL Newsletter

By Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory created a magazine on Flipboard. “CSHL Newsletter on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory”.

Neuroscientist receives grant to develop much-needed behavioral...

Neuroscientist receives grant to develop much-needed behavioral research tools<p>As part of the US government’s “BRAIN” Initiative, the National Science …

National Science Foundation

‘Living and breathing science’: An undergraduate’s summer...

‘Living and breathing science’: An undergraduate’s summer researching CRISPR<p>Realizing a dream: Hands-on experience using CRISPR and access to top …

Education

Biology, Behind the Screens (Base Pairs Episode 11)

A “behind-the-screens” look at how biology is addressing its “most wonderful problem”: too much data. In this episode, Associate Professor Mickey …

Biology

What makes male mice act like males?

Behaviors like mounting females and fighting rivals are typical of male mice. But removing receptors that allow certain brain cells to use estrogen …

Biology

Protection against ancient invaders of the genome

The human genome is full of ancient parasites that invaded our cells long ago, yet still have the potential to cause harm. Professor Rob …

Biology

Tapping into pancreatic cancer’s telecommunications network

Changes in DNA cause tumors to form, but the deadly ability to spread may arise elsewhere. The network of messages that tell genes when to turn on …

Science and architecture: Back to the future!

3D images are a throwback to the past as CSHL and Centerbrook Architects rediscover a 1950s building that has been occupied by some of the …

The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raises funds for...

The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raises funds for breast cancer research<p>The Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation raised critical …

Incredibly adaptable corn can deal with climate change

Climate change threatens to shift the growing zones for staple crops like corn, raising concerns about feeding the planet’s 7 billion people. But …

Stem cells and breast cancer cells may share a weakness

The type of cells present at the very beginning of our lives have something in common with a cell type that can end our lives—both stem cells and …

Mini talks, major science

Visitors extracted DNA, toured the campus, and met the ancestors of crops such as corn at CSHL’s Open House in June, among other activities. The …

Students use barcoded DNA to identify a weapon against antibiotic...

Students use barcoded DNA to identify a weapon against antibiotic resistance<p>Sometimes viruses cause harmful infections, but students in the DNA …

CRISPR vs. Climate Change Base Pairs Podcast

CRISPR is a tool that makes it easier than ever to edit the “letters” of the genetic code. In this episode, we talk with a plant scientist about how …

Tomato trait tussle settled at last

Many of the tomatoes you’ve eaten likely had two traits that don’t get along: one that farmers favored just after the last ice age, and one …

Laureate’s advice: ‘You get knocked down; you get up again’

Quoting the British band Chumbawamba, Nobel laureate and honorary degree recipient Carol Greider reminded this year’s eight Watson School of …

Pancreatic cancer clues found within the genome’s “dark matter”

Most cancer research has focused on the 2% of the human genome that contains genes. Pancreatic cancer research from David Tuveson’s lab reveals …

Dark Matter

Expert Explains: Is confidence measurable?

Confidence is “not just a feeling,” according to neuroscientist Adam Kepecs, who is searching for confidence-calculating circuitry in our brains. …

Self-improvement

Keeping science fresh, funded, and ready for the future

It’s a dynamic time for science—from the new U.S. presidential administration’s funding aims to the movement to open up digital access to scientific …

Science

Silicon Valley joins CSHL’s biology communication revolution

Silicon Valley’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is getting behind the preprint revolution in biology by teaming up with CSHL’s bioRxiv preprint service. …

March for #scienceeveryday

The recent March for Science was a one-day event, but there are many everyday ways to keep your science enthusiasm strong. Just in the next couple of …

Base Pairs Podcast: Dark Matter of the Genome, Pt. 2

One scientist’s junk is apparently everyone’s treasure! They just haven’t realized it yet…In this episode of Base Pairs, we question the mythos that …

The initiator of the human DNA replication dance in hi-res

Genome replication is an elaborate DNA dance staged by over 100 molecular performers, and the one that starts the show is known as ORC. Professor …

Why some targeted cancer therapies eventually fail

Therapies tailored to the genetics of a particular tumor type are helping lung cancer patients live longer, but cancer usually returns. When it comes …

Base Pairs podcast: Dark Matter of the Genome

Most of the genome is not genes, but another form of genetic information that has come to be known as the genome’s “dark matter.” In this episode, we …

What a real-life science test looks like

By revealing evidence that contradicts the rationale for a new cancer drug, a pair of student scientists learns firsthand that when you do science, …

Key cancer protector has an “Achilles’ heel”

Our bodies, fortunately, employ a number of protectors against cancer. A protein called PTEN is one of the strongest checks against prostate and lung …

A cancer like an “oatmeal raisin cookie”

Pancreatic cancer is like an oatmeal-raisin cookie, according to Professor David Tuveson, where the cancer cells are raisins. Just as oatmeal makes …

Molecules and a mission: Base Pairs podcast season 1

Just four simple DNA “letters”—the molecules that make up the base pairs of the double helix—are enough to convey the complex instructions for life. …

In cancer, one wrong makes a right?

The idea that the wrong number of chromosomes can give rise to cancer dates back over a century. We know now that most cancers do indeed have an …

Cancer