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Zeroing in on how a tumor suppressor protein is cast away

Oct 23 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOResearchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have uncovered new details about several proteins implicated in tumor growth and metastasis, opening a potential avenue for the development of treatments for diseases such as breast cancer.

X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes

Oct 16 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOTwo years ago, scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research reported the 3D structure of the synaptonemal complex in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. This large protein complex is a critical player in the segregation of chromosomes during meiosis, a process of cell division that gives rise to reproductive cells. The synaptonemal complex functions in humans and sexually reproducing animals toward achieving normal, healthy pregnancies.

Size matters: how cells pack in epithelial tissues

Sep 5 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOSmall-cell clones in proliferating epithelia – tissues that line all body surfaces – organize very differently than their normal-sized counterparts, according to a recent study from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

EMBO Laboratory Leadership training offered at the Stowers Institute

Aug 19 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOThis October, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research will host a session of the EMBO Laboratory Leadership for Group Leaders Course at its campus in Kansas City, Missouri. Through an agreement with the European Molecular Biology Organization’s non-profit training provider, EMBO Solutions GmbH, the Stowers Institute will serve as a training site for qualified scientists from any eligible institution.

Looking to small worms for big answers

Aug 16 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOAnimals come in all shapes and sizes, as do their tissues and organs. Studying tiny flatworms has helped researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research uncover some of the biological mechanisms that underlie the size, patterning, and function of tissues and organisms.

New osteoporosis advance rooted in Stowers research

Jul 8 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOPioneering research from the laboratory of Stowers Investigator Robb Krumlauf, PhD, helped lay the groundwork for a new approach to treating osteoporosis — an often-debilitating disease that affects millions of people worldwide.

Super-resolution microscopy illuminates associations between chromosomes

Jul 3 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOThanks to super-resolution microscopy, scientists have now been able to unambiguously identify physical associations between human chromosomes. The findings have brought to light a new understanding to a curious observation first made more than 50 years ago.

More than a protein factory - A role for ribosomes in regulating human gene expression

May 24 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOResearchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new function of ribosomes in human cells that may show the protein-making particle’s role in destroying healthy mRNAs, the messages that decode DNA into protein.

New method of scoring protein interactions mines large data sets from a fresh angle

Mar 8 2019

KANSAS CITY, MOResearchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have created a novel way to define individual protein associations in a quick, efficient, and informative way. These findings, published in the March 8, 2019, issue of Nature Communications, show how the topological scoring (TopS) algorithm, created by Stowers researchers, can – by combining data sets – identify proteins that come together.

Scientists have identified a bone marrow backup system

Jan 15 2019

KANSAS CITY, MONew research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has identified a backup for an important biological system – the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body’s blood supply.

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