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Lab Profile: Luciano Marraffini - Laboratory of Bacteriology. The Rockefeller University's Luciano Marraffini is interested in understanding how bacteria evolve by incorporating DNA sequences from other bacteria or from the environment into their genomes. His research focuses on the mechanisms that control the traffic of DNA molecules between bacteria.

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Holiday Lectures on Science: Bacteria's Deadly Design. Rockefeller University's C. Erec Stebbins studies the methods by which bacteria target and infect their hosts. In his Laboratory of Structural Microbiology, Dr. Stebbins and his lab members use techniques from biochemistry, microbial cell biology and x-ray crystallography to uncover the molecular architecture that enables bacteria to spread disease.

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from Mail Online

Nikon reveals the winners of its microscopic image contest

This picture of human neural rosette primordial brain cells was put together by Dr. Gist F. Croft, Lauren Pietilla, Stephanie Tse, Dr. Szilvia Galgoczi, Maria Fenner and Dr. Ali H. Brivanlou from the Brivanlou Laboratory at Rockefeller University in New York

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Epigenetic mutation helps explain why, in rare cases, flu can kill.

A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital, perhaps needing ventilators to breathe, even while their family and friends recover easily. New research by Rockefeller University scientists helps explain why, a rare genetic mutation. The study is published in Science. The researchers scrutinized blood and tissue samples from a young girl who, at the age of two-and-a-half, developed acute respiratory distress syndrome after catching the flu…

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Researchers identify previously unknown neural mechanism responsible for fat breakdown.

Now, a study from researchers at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência and Rockefeller University has shown that fat tissue is innervated and that direct stimulation of neurons in fat is sufficient to induce fat breakdown. The team state that their results set up the stage for developing novel anti-obesity therapies. The opensource study is published in the journal Cell.

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Researchers unlock another piece of the RNA sequencing puzzle.

Now, a study from researchers at Rockefeller University and Columbia University has identified a protein that recognizes a chemical instruction tag affixed to an RNA sequence, an important step in the decision-making process. The team state that their findings help to explain how the destiny of an RNA sequence is achieved. The opensource study is published in the journal Cell.

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Political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis, speaks at the University Of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago, Illinois on MAY