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From Cavefish to Humans: Evolution of Metabolism in Cavefish May Provide Insight Into Treatments for a Host of Diseases Such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke

New research examines how cavefish developed unique metabolic adaptations to survive in nutrient-scarce environments. The study created a genome-wide map of liver tissue for two independent colonies of cavefish along with river fish to understand...
11-May-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Registration now open for EMBO Lab Leadership Course at Stowers Institute

This course provides tools, techniques and insight tailored specifically to the laboratory/research setting.
15-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stowers Institute recruits distinguished developmental biologist

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research announced today that Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, PhD, a renowned developmental biologist who has led a research lab at the University of Oxford for the past ten years, will join the Institute in the first...
15-Dec-2021 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Stowers Institute recruits distinguished developmental biologist

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research announced today that Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, PhD, a renowned developmental biologist who has led a research lab at the University of Oxford for the past ten years, will join the Institute in the first...
15-Dec-2021 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Master developmental genes play role in adulthood, according to new study

Among their many extraordinary feats, some planarian flatworms reproduce by tearing off pieces of themselves to regenerate new worms. Now, researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have discovered that this process is controlled by...
18-Nov-2021 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

TRACS set the stage in flatworm regeneration

In this study, the Sánchez Alvarado Lab shows that whole-body regeneration involves transcriptional changes in cells from all three germ layers (muscle, epidermis, and intestine) of the body, and that tissue from areas distant from, as well as...
31-Aug-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virginia G. Stowers, 1930-2021

Stowers Institute Co-Founder Virginia Stowers, 1930-2021
7-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Discovery of an elusive cell type in fish sensory organs

The Piotrowski Lab has reported newly identified invasive ionocytes in the sensory organs of larval and adult zebrafish fish that may provide clues to how sensory organs continue to function in changing environments.
26-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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