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Orchestrating Hair Cell Regeneration: A Supporting Player’s Close-Up

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A new study in Developmental Cell, from Stowers Institute for Medical Research Associate Investigator Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D., zeros in on an important component in fish: the support cells that surround centrally-located hair cells in each...
10-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Stress Triggers Key Molecule to Halt Transcription of Cell’s Genetic Code

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Researchers at the Stowers Institute have shown that a molecule called elongin A assists with transcription.
27-May-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Stowers Investigator Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Sánchez Alvarado, known for his groundbreaking work on the biology of the planaria—a flatworm model organism known for its regenerative abilities, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
22-Apr-2015 10:00 AM EDT

New Technique Can Locate Genes’ On-Off Switches

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Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have developed a high-resolution method that can precisely and reliably map individual transcription factor binding sites in the genome, vastly outperforming standard techniques
6-Mar-2015 12:00 PM EST

Researchers Design “Evolutionary Trap” to Thwart Drug Resistance

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Using theoretical and experimental approaches, researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have developed a two-pronged strategy that uses an evolving cell population’s adaptive nature against it.
6-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Cutting the Ties That Bind

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The development of a new organism from the joining of two single cells is a carefully orchestrated endeavor. But even before sperm meets egg, an equally elaborate set of choreographed steps must occur to ensure successful sexual reproduction. Those...
22-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Insight That “Mega” Cells Control the Growth of Blood-Producing Cells

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While megakaryocytes are best known for producing platelets that heal wounds, these “mega” cells found in bone marrow also play a critical role in regulating stem cells according to new research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research....
17-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Misfolded Proteins Clump Together in a Surprising Place

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Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have made a surprising finding about the aggregates of misfolded cellular proteins that have been linked to aging-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. The researchers report their...
14-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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