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Released: 21-Sep-2010 2:00 PM EDT
Jeffrey M. Friedman receives Albert Lasker Award for discovery of leptin
Rockefeller University

This year’s Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, the most prestigious American prize in science, honors Rockefeller University’s Jeffrey M. Friedman, who discovered leptin, a hormone that regulates food intake and body weight.

Released: 9-Sep-2010 8:00 AM EDT
Rockefeller University Elects Marc Tessier-Lavigne 10th President
Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University announced today that its Board of Trustees has elected Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., a leader in the study of brain development and currently Genentech executive vice president for research and chief scientific officer, as the 10th president of the university.

30-Aug-2010 11:30 AM EDT
Scientists Identify Protein That Spurs Formation of Alzheimer’s Plaques
Rockefeller University

Scientists have discovered how the cancer drug Gleevec attacks beta-amyloid, the primary component of senile plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The finding suggests that drugs modeled on Gleevec could provide new treatments for this disease.

Released: 16-Jul-2010 10:40 AM EDT
Scientists Identify Nature's Insect Repellents
Rockefeller University

Two compounds emitted by mosquito predators that make the mosquitoes less inclined to lay eggs in pools of water may provide new environmentally friendly tactics for repelling and controlling disease-carrying insects.

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