Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University is a private university offering postgraduate and postdoctoral education. It has a strong concentration in the biological sciences. It is also known for producing numerous Nobel laureates. The Rockefeller University is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, between 63rd and 68th Streets along York Avenue. Marc Tessier-Lavigne—previously executive vice president of research and chief scientific officer at Genentech—is the university's tenth president. The Rockefeller University Press publishes the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the Journal of Cell Biology, and The Journal of General Physiology. What is now The Rockefeller University was founded in June 1901 as The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research—often called simply The Rockefeller Institute—by John D. Rockefeller, who had founded the University of Chicago in 1889, upon advice by his adviser Frederick T. Gates and action taken in March 1901 by his son, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Greatly elevating the prestige of American science and medicine, it was America's first biomedical institute, like France's Pasteur Institute (1888) and Germany's Robert Koch Institute (1891).

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New method tracks how brain cells age

Hospital nurseries routinely place soft bands around the tiny wrists of newborns that hold important identifying information such as name, sex, mother, and birth date. Researchers at Rockefeller University are taking the ...


Unlocking how the new Alzheimer's drug lecanemab works

Approved by the FDA earlier this year, the Alzheimer's therapy lecanemab is an antibody that reduces the buildup in the brain of a sticky peptide called amyloid-beta (Aβ), which is thought to be a main driver of the disease. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An immune flaw may cause West Nile virus's deadliest symptoms

Four out of five of people infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) won't even know it—heartening news when you consider there's no vaccine to prevent the disease nor targeted medications to treat it. However, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Proteome of rare liver cancer sheds new light on basic biology

Doctors have long puzzled over a mystery at the heart of fibrolamellar carcinoma, a rare and deadly liver cancer that mainly affects children and young adults. Like more common liver cancers, and liver failure itself, fibrolamellar ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Gum disease may lie at the root of some arthritis flareups

It's a well-documented medical mystery: Patients with gum disease are less likely to respond to rheumatoid arthritis treatments. But new research may help explain this link between gum disease and an otherwise disparate condition. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool to study hepatitis B could open the door to a cure

Hepatitis C and hepatitis B viruses both attack the liver, eventually causing deadly cirrhosis or cancer. But while antivirals can cure 95% of HCV infections, its cousin HBV has long eluded effective therapeutics. As a result, ...

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