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More than a protein factory

Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new function of ribosomes in human cells that may show the protein-making particle’s role in destroying healthy mRNAs, the messages that decode DNA into protein.
24-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Method of Scoring Protein Interactions Mines Large Data Sets From a Fresh Angle

Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have created a novel way to define individual protein associations in a quick, efficient, and informative way. These findings, published in the March 8, 2019, issue of Nature...
8-Mar-2019 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists have identified a bone marrow backup system

New research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has identified a backup for an important biological system – the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body’s blood supply.
15-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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"Navigator" neurons play critical role in sense of smell

Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have identified "navigator" neurons that are key to setting up connections in the system responsible for the sense of smell. The new study builds on a breakthrough 2014 report from the...
26-Oct-2018 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New study probes the ancient past of a body plan code

Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have opened a window on another piece of evolutionary biology. They have found that Hox genes, which are key regulators of the way the bodies of bilaterally symmetrical animals form, also...
23-Sep-2018 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Research Opens Door to Expanding Stem Cells Available for Transplants

Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and collaborators have identified a way to expand blood-forming, adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB).
3-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Model for Predicting Neuroblastoma Outcomes Incorporates Early Developmental Signals

Motivated by a desire to better understand the molecular circuitry underlying neuroblastoma and limitations of current methods for predicting disease progression and outcome, researchers from the Kulesa Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical...
6-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Assay Reveals Biophysical Properties That Allow Certain Proteins to Infect Others

Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have identified a physical basis for the spread of corrupted proteins known as prions inside cells. Their research findings are reported in the July 5, 2018, issue of the scientific journal...
29-Jun-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The mission of Stowers Institute for Medical Research is to make a significant contribution to humanity through medical research by expanding our understanding of the secrets of life, and by improving life’s quality through innovative approaches to the causes, treatment and prevention of diseases.

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