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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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Algorithm seeks meaningful relationships

Veronica Meade-Kelly, August 2nd, 2013

Networks are ubiquitous these days: we use the internet to surf through a seemingly endless network of linked sites; we rely on social media to network with friends and acquaintances across the globe; and we’ve come to look at the human body as an interconnected system of biological processes.

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Striking gold with scientific illustrations

Leah Eisenstadt, July 30th, 2013

Broad scientists publish hundreds of research papers every year. Some of those papers are among the most noteworthy in that journal issue, and may even be chosen as the issue’s “cover story” with accompanying artwork on the journal’s cover — an honor for scientists and artists alike.

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Sneak preview of “The coelacanth, its evolution, and how fish first came onto land”

Veronica Meade-Kelly, July 26th, 2013

In the last talk of this year’s Midsummer Nights’ Science series, Broad research scientist Jessica Alföldi will discuss the history of the enigmatic coelacanth and what its genome has taught us about our own evolution.

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Feng Zhang receives Vallee Foundation Young Investigator Award

Haley Bridger, July 24th, 2013

Broad Institute core faculty member Feng Zhang has been selected as one of the first winners of the Bert L. and N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes outstanding young scientists and provides discretionary funds for basic biomedical research.

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CellProfiler’s identifying features

Veronica Meade-Kelly, July 22nd, 2013

It’s one of the great quandaries of the Information Age: as advances in digital technologies allow us to generate data at an ever-increasing pace, there is a concomitant need to find new ways to process and analyze the resulting deluge of information.

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