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David Page elected Director of Whitehead Institute

December 8, 2005

The Whitehead Institute Board of Directors has announced that faculty Member David Page has been elected the fourth director of the Institute.

MicroRNAs shape evolution of most genes

November 29, 2005

Researchers in the lab of Whitehead Institute Member David Bartel have found that a class of small RNAs called microRNAs influence the evolution of genes far more widely than previous research had indicated.

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Flatworms yield insights into the mystery of regeneration

November 24, 2005

Scientists at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and University of Utah School of Medicine have begun to understand the biological processes of how the planarian flatworm achieves complete regeneration of damaged tissue.

Signals for war

November 16, 2005

Your immune system is an army on full alert. How does it recognize the enemy when it's under attack?

The grand challenge

November 9, 2005

What we don't know about human embryonic stem cells could fill labs all around the world.

New tools for an old can of worms

November 2, 2005

"Regeneration is one of the great mysteries of biology that has puzzled developmental biologists for well over a century," says Whitehead Associate Member Peter Reddien. But that's changing quickly as researchers bring the powerhouses of modern biological analyses to studying these processes-with the hope that a better understanding of regeneration may eventually find medical applications.

Within the folds, outside the box

October 26, 2005

Feverishly hot climates. Dizzying alcohol and sugar binges. Heavy metals. Toxic drugs. Genetic mutations. Over the years, yeast, fruit flies, mustard plants and mice have struggled through their own versions of an extreme reality TV show in the laboratory of Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist.

Researchers offer proof-of-concept for Altered Nuclear Transfer

October 17, 2005

Scientists at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have successfully demonstrated that a theoretical-and controversial-technique for generating embryonic stem cells is indeed possible, at least in mice.

Getting signals straight at Symposium 2005

October 5, 2005

How do organisms carry out signaling between and within their cells? Leading biologists detail their advances in understanding cell circuitry.

Pathogenic fungi reveal new mechanism for evolution

September 29, 2005

Researchers in the laboratory of Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist have identified a key mechanism that enables pathogenic fungi to evolve drug-resistant capabilities with such distressing rapidity.

Leah Cowen awarded Genzyme Fellowship

September 21, 2005

Leah Cowen, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist, has been selected by a Whitehead committee to receive the Genzyme Postdoctoral Fellowship at Whitehead Institute.

Thijn Brummelkamp named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's Technology Review magazine

September 14, 2005

Whitehead Institute Fellow Thijn Brummelkamp has been chosen as one of the world's 35 Top Young Innovators by MIT's Technology Review magazine. The TR35 consists of 35 individuals under 35 years of age whose innovative work in business and technology has a profound impact on the world.

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