News Archive

September 6, 2011

Researchers at the Stowers Institute teased apart the molecular mechanisms enabling stem cell renewal in hematopoietic stem cells and applied their insight to expand cultured hematopoietic stem cells a hundredfold.

August 30, 2011

Researchers at the Stowers Institute report that a powerful intracellular stream pushes chromosomes off center in preparation for the highly asymmetric cell division that completes oocyte maturation upon fertilization of the egg.

August 26, 2011

The time-consuming task of "flipping flies" has been taken over by a custom-designed, fully automated live-transfer robot recently installed at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

August 9, 2011

Using the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as an eexample, researchers at the Stowers Institute demonstrated how our distant evolutionary cousins regenerate their excretory systems from scratch.

July 21, 2011

Researchers at the Workman Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research discovered that the highly conserved coactivator SAGA plays an important role in tissue-specific gene expression in fruit flies.

July 15, 2011

The Shilatafard Lab has found that an assembly of transcription elongation factors known as Super Elongation Complex helps paused RNA polymerases to come online and start transcribing the gene ahead.

June 20, 2011

Renowned developmental biologist Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D., and trailblazing regeneration expert Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D., joined the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

June 6, 2011

Investigator R. Scott Hawley, PhD, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his excellence in original scientific research.

June 5, 2011

A report from the Conaway lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research identifies a switch that allows RNA polymerase to shift gears from neutral into drive and start transcribing.

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