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Levi Garraway awarded Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Veronica Meade-Kelly, September 26th, 2013

Broad senior associate member Levi Garraway is one of three young investigators to receive this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research. The award is bestowed every other year by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to promising scientists under the age of 45 in recognition of their contributions to cancer research.

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Five Questions for Feng Zhang

Veronica Meade-Kelly, September 17th, 2013 | Filed under

Core faculty member Feng Zhang, who joined the Broad in 2011, has quickly earned a reputation as one of the brightest young scientists working today. His research on optogenetics and genome engineering earned him a spot in this year’s “Brilliant 10,” Popular Science magazine's annual list of the most promising scientific innovators.

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Editing the epigenome

Leah Eisenstadt, September 10th, 2013

What: In continued work of the ENCODE project, which is aimed at uncovering the functional landscape of the human genome, a team of researchers from the Broad Institute’s Epigenomics Program and the Massachusetts General Hospital recently developed a method to test the functions of genomic elements.

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Better living through proteomics

Leah Eisenstadt, September 4th, 2013

As a patient facing illness, knowing what’s ailing you can bring peace of mind and, more importantly, can inform treatment decisions. For neglected infectious diseases, accurate diagnostic tools can be revolutionary, saving lives and shaping the health of entire communities.

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New regulatory terrain

Veronica Meade-Kelly, August 28th, 2013

When readers get their hands on the print edition of their favorite scientific journal, they might not realize that the eye-catching graphic on the cover may have been conceived by some of the authors inside its pages. Many notable journals invite researchers to submit cover proposals when they notify them that their paper has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue.

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Rooting out schizophrenia

Paul Goldsmith, August 26th, 2013

What: In one of the largest systematic analyses of schizophrenia to date, researchers from the Broad’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and elsewhere identified 13 new areas of the genome linked to schizophrenia.

“Though there are still many pieces of the puzzle yet to be discovered this study provides a good collection of possible drug targets,” said co-first author Stephan Ripke.

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Feng Zhang makes MIT Technology Review’s INNOVATORS UNDER 35 List

Haley Bridger, August 21st, 2013

Broad Institute core faculty member Feng Zhang has been named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 35 top young investigators in recognition of his work in biotechnology and medicine.

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Exploring India’s genetic history

Veronica Meade-Kelly, August 19th, 2013

What: Following up on a 2009 study that traced the genetic heritage of nearly all modern Indian groups to two distinct ancestral populations, Broad researchers and their Indian colleagues analyzed genomic data from across present-day India and found that most of India’s population mixture occurred 1,900 to 4,200 years ago.

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Five Questions for Sangeeta Bhatia

Leah Eisenstadt, August 15th, 2013 | Filed under

For Sangeeta Bhatia, now is an exciting time to be a biomedical engineer. Her research on liver regeneration and nanomedicine spans the diverse and quickly advancing fields of nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, infectious disease, cancer, and tissue engineering, among others.

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Aviv Regev named 2014 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar

Paul Goldsmith, August 8th, 2013

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has announced that Broad Institute core faculty member Aviv Regev was selected to receive the 2014 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award. Named in honor of Earl and Thressa Stadtman—the “first family” of biochemistry—the award recognizes outstanding achievement in biochemistry and molecular biology, and consists of a cash award, a plaque, and travel expenses to the annual ASBMB meeting, where the recipient will present a featured lecture.

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