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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als), ALS, Genetics, Jumping Genes, Neurodegeneration

Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS

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By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for ‘transposons’ in the disease.

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Great Neck South High School Wins Regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab

Great Neck South High School took first place in the Brookhaven National Laboratory/Long Island Regional High School Science Bowl held at the Lab on Saturday, January 28.

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Two Brookhaven Lab Physicists Named 2016 American Physical Society Fellows

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Michiko Minty heads the group of physicists, engineers, and technicians at Brookhaven Lab responsible for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining equipment that monitors charged particle beams zipping around Brookhaven's accelerators, including RHIC, at nearly the speed of light.

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Brookhaven Scientists Named Innovators of the Year

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Evgeny Nazaretski and Yong Chu, physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Lab, have been recognized by Innovate Long Island as Innovators of the Year for leading the development of the multilayer Laue lens microscope.

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NYC Homeless Shelter Expansion Plan a Band-Aid, Not Solution

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MSK Researchers Identify First Evidence of Epigenetic Role in Breast Cancer

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have identified, for the first time, an epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer. The team found that inhibition of the PI3K pathway leads to activation of ER-dependent transcription through the epigenetic regulator KMT2D. These findings provide a rationale for epigenetic therapy in patients with PIK3CA-mutant, ER-positive breast cancer. While epigenetic factors have been known to play an important role in various cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, this is the first evidence found in breast cancer.

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Columbia U. Dental School Dean Honored for Service to Oral Health Research

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The American Association of Dental Research presented the Jack Hein Public Service Award to Dean Christian S. Stohler of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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Chemists ID Catalytic 'Key' for Converting CO2 to Methanol

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Results from experiments and computational modeling studies that definitively identify the "active site" of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO2 will guide the design of improved catalysts for transforming this pollutant to useful chemicals.

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Research Consortium Develops Evidence-Based Diagnostic Model for Mental Illness

Researchers have developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field’s long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) addresses what the authors say are limitations to the reliability and validity of traditional models.

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Columbia U. Scientist Receives International Award for Periodontal Disease Research

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Dr. Panos Papapanou received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Basic Research in Periodontal Disease for research on the epidemiology of periodontal diseases, their pathobiology, assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, as well as the diseases’ role as health stressor in heart disease and pregnancy complications.







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