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Heat shock protein drives yeast evolution

December 23, 2010

Whitehead Institute researchers have determined that heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) can create diverse heritable traits in brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) by affecting a large portion of the yeast genome.

Emerging drug class may enhance red blood cell production in anemic patients

December 22, 2010

By determining how corticosteroids act to increase production of red blood cell progenitors, Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a class of drugs that may be beneficial in treating some erythropoietin-resistant anemias.

Mammalian aging process linked to overactive cellular pathway

December 22, 2010

Whitehead Institute researchers have linked hyperactivity in the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) cellular pathway to reduced ketone production in the liver, which is a well-defined physiological trait of aging in mice.

Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch to receive MGH's Warren Triennial Prize

December 16, 2010

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch has been named a recipient of the 2011 Warren Triennial Prize of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). 

Whitehead Member Iain Cheeseman to receive R.R. Bensley Award

December 6, 2010

Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman will receive the 2011 R.R. Bensley Award, one of four Young Investigator Awards distributed by the American Association of Anatomists (AAA).

Tiny RNA shown to cause multiple types of leukemia

November 29, 2010

Whitehead Institute researchers have shown in mouse models that overexpression of the microRNA 125b (miR-125b) can independently cause leukemia and accelerate the disease’s progression in mice.

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist honored with Mendel Medal

November 12, 2010

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist has been awarded the Mendel Medal by the Genetics Society in the U.K.

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist awarded Max Delbrück Medal

November 4, 2010

Whitehead Institute Member Susan Lindquist has received the Max Delbrück Medal in Berlin, Germany, for her work on protein folding.

Lindquist shaking Obama's hand

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist to Receive National Medal of Science

October 15, 2010

President Obama today named Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest scientific honor.

New Whitehead Fellow on the hunt for rare genetic mutations

August 26, 2010

As Whitehead Institute’s newest Fellow, Yaniv Erlich comes to Cambridge in search of rare genetic variants or mutations occurring in individual human genomes.

Whitehead scientist named one of the world's top young innovators

August 25, 2010

Whitehead Institute postdoctoral fellow Yaqub (Jacob) Hanna has been recognized as a 2010 Young Innovator by MIT's Technology Review magazine.

Plant biologist Mary Gehring joins Whitehead Institute faculty

August 23, 2010

Mary Gehring will be studying epigenetic reprogramming in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Her work has commonalities and potential synergies with research occurring in other Whitehead laboratories.

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