Sticky spots on cell membranes hold onto the master regulator of cell polarity, helping to ensure that the regulatory protein accumulates in high enough concentrations to trigger cell polarity.
Scientists from the Shilatafard Lab report that one way cells stay so plastic is by stationing a protein called Ell3 at stretches of DNA known as “enhancers” required to activate a neighboring gene.
New paper from the Zeitlinger Lab at the Stowers Institute finds that one key mechanism in development involves ‘paused’ RNA polymerase.
Researchers from the Conaway Lab have published new findings that identify a new instrument in cells’ molecular repertoire of chromatin-remodeling tools and a potential cancer therapeutic target.
Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research report findings that may unveil the role of two human genes—MLL3 and MLL4—that are frequently mutated in certain cancers.
R. Scott Hawley, PhD, Stowers investigator and Dean of The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, has been selected to receive the 2013 George W. Beadle Award for his outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers.
Each year, several Stowers investigators team up with colleagues from academic institutions worldwide to organize or teach renowned summer courses at two world-class seaside laboratories: the Marine Biological Laboratory and at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Robb Krumlauf, PhD, took a career detour into chemical engineering before he finally found his calling as a biologist.
Stowers scientists show how pluripotent stem cells mobilize in wounded planarian worms, to better understand stem cell behavior in regeneration and disease.
A study from the Stowers Institute of Medical Research reports a genetic screen of roundworms that identifies two proteins required for the dramatic expansion of lipid droplets.