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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.

"Navigator" neurons play critical role in sense of smell

Microspopic image that shows individual olfactory sensory axons
Oct 26 2018

KANSAS CITY, MOResearchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have identified "navigator" neurons that are key to setting up connections in the system responsible for the sense of smell.

New study probes the ancient past of a body plan code

Sep 27 2018

KANSAS CITY, MOResearchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have opened a window on another piece of evolutionary biology. They have found that Hox genes, which are key regulators of the way the bodies of bilaterally symmetrical animals form, also play a role in controlling the radially symmetric body plan of the starlet sea anemone, Nematostella vectensis.


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