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Novel method could improve the performance of proteins used therapeutically

March 9, 2011

Whitehead Institute scientists have created a method that uses the enzyme sortase A to site-specifically modify proteins. Using this technique, researchers were able to increase potency, slow the metabolism, and improve thermal stability of several proteins.

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Back on top: Whitehead reclaims title as best place for postdocs to work

March 1, 2011

For the second time in three years, Whitehead Institute has been named the best place in the country for postdoctoral researchers to work.

MIT Professor Susan Lindquist

February 16, 2011

Professor Susan Lindquist remembers unexpected moments that changed her life's direction and helped her create a career in the sciences. Lindquist, a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and an MIT biology professor, received the National Medal of Science in 2010. This interview is part of a video installation in the Koch Institute Public Galleries, where visitors can explore current cancer research projects and hear first-person reflections on cancer.

Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch honored for groundbreaking stem cell research

February 15, 2011

Israel’s Wolf Foundation, whose stated mission is “to promote science and art for the benefit of mankind,” has named Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Wolf Prize in Medicine.

Abraham Siegel

In Memoriam: Abraham J. Siegel

January 24, 2011

With the passing last week of Board Member Emeritus Abraham Siegel, Whitehead Institute has lost a true friend and one of its earliest and most trusted advisers.

Whitehead Member Hidde Ploegh honored for immunology research

January 24, 2011

The American Association of Immunologists has named Whitehead Institute Member Hidde Ploegh the recipient of its 2011 Meritorious Career Award.

Whitehead Member Terry Orr-Weaver named AAAS Fellow

January 12, 2011

Whitehead Institute Member Terry Orr-Weaver has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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December 31, 2010

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). 

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