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Drawn to Science

March 27, 2019

Join Whitehead Institute scientists on Friday, April 19 from 1:00 p.m- 4:00 p.m. for a fun afternoon of drawing and discovering the connection between art and science! 

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Video: Like pearls on a string — A new model for gene regulation

March 27, 2019

Learn how Institute Member Richard Young’s lab is transforming our model of gene regulation by uncovering the role of droplets of transcription machinery in activating genes. 

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Scaffolding the nursery of pollen development

March 18, 2019

Whitehead researchers identify critical components of the scaffolding that supports and protects pollen production

Nymphaea thermarum

Multimedia Feature: Unusual labmates: The world’s smallest water lily

March 18, 2019

Experience a multimedia story about Nymphaea thermarum, including how the extinct-in-the-wild plant ended up at Whitehead Institute and what researchers hope to learn from investigating its biology

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Pumping up red blood cell production

February 28, 2019

Whitehead Institute scientists refine our understanding of how red blood cells are created

Immunofluorescence microscopy for meiotic markers in adult mouse testes

Start signal for sex cell creation

February 27, 2019

One protein is responsible for regulating a large network of genes that prompt cells to begin meiosis, the type of cell division that produces sex cells

Toxoplasma gondii parasite clusters in a host cell

Multimedia Feature: A "model" parasite

February 20, 2019

Whitehead Institute researchers unravel the unique biology of apicomplexans — the parasites responsible for malaria, toxoplasmosis, and other diseases impacting global health

Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain

AudioHelicase podcast: Ankur Jain on RNA clumps and the neurodegenerative diseases associated with them

February 19, 2019

In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain discusses how RNA can clump in cells and the diseases, such as Huntington's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), that are associated with these aggregations.

Postdoc Alessandra Dall'Agnese conducts research in Whitehead Institute Member Richard Young's lab

Video: Winter 2019 Research Highlights from Whitehead Institute

February 13, 2019

A medley of Whitehead Institute scientists' research updates from Winter 2019. In this video, catch up on discoveries by the labs of Institute Members Jing-Ke Weng, Richard Young, and David Sabatini.

Actin enveloped parasites

Why Study Toxoplasma?

February 1, 2019

Reasons for researching my favorite parasite

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A Fruitful Pursuit: Plant Biology at Whitehead Institute

January 24, 2019

Decades of pioneering plant research at Whitehead Institute have led to biological insights and useful discoveries

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) cells lose form and fail to replicate after degradation of GAPM proteins.

How one parasite stays in shape

January 23, 2019

Researchers in Whitehead Institute Member Sebastian Lourido’s lab identify the linchpin proteins of parasite Toxoplasma gondii’s cytoskeleton.


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