When a protein folds into the wrong conformation, as occurs in many prion diseases, the result not only poses a deadly hazard— it also spreads exponentially to impact sister proteins.
The Workman Laboratory received grant funding through a newly established award called Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Nicolas Rohner, PhD, has been thinking about science since his childhood in Southern Germany.
After an in-depth review of three scientific research programs, the Stowers Scientific Advisory Board recommends promotion and renewal for three investigators.
Scientists from the Sánchez Alvarado lab at the Stowers Institute scientists explore the interplay between the microbiome, host immunity, tissue repair, and regeneration in planaria, a freshwater flatworm.
Researchers in the Sánchez Alvarado lab at the Stowers Institute have identified a key molecule that directs stem cells in the planarian flatworm to make copies of themselves.
Scientists in the Trainor Lab have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing gene mutations cause Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare congenital craniofacial development disorder.
Robert Krumlauf, PhD, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research.
When Joan Weliky Conaway, PhD, was a child growing up in Pittsburgh, she often accompanied her father, a scientist, to his lab on Saturday mornings.