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Jun 20, 2019, 14:00 ET Sugars that coat proteins are a possible drug target for pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that accounts for 275,000 hospitalizations in the United States annually. Patients who suffer from...


Jun 11, 2019, 12:30 ET Norovirus structures could help develop treatments for food poisoning

Noroviruses are a leading cause of food-borne illness outbreaks, accounting for 58% of all outbreaks and causing 685 million cases worldwide each...


Jun 05, 2019, 19:01 ET New preprint server for the health sciences announced today

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Yale University, and BMJ today announced the forthcoming launch of medRxiv (pronounced "med-archive"), a free...


Jun 04, 2019, 16:14 ET Plan Universal calls on funders to encourage preprints

Dr. John Inglis and Dr. Richard Sever, founders of bioRxiv from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), and Dr. Michael Eisen, co-founder of Public...


May 15, 2019, 09:00 ET Enzyme PHLPP2 could be a viable drug target for treating prostate cancer

An estimated 450,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with a cancer that's driven by MYC, an oncogene that hijacks growth and metabolism in cancer...


May 13, 2019, 12:00 ET BGI Nobel Laureates Archives established at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has received a USD $5 million donation from BGI Group, the global genomics leader headquartered in Shenzhen,...


Apr 16, 2019, 09:00 ET Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announces exclusive license with plant breeding start-up Inari

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announced today an exclusive licensing agreement with partner Inari, a company that is advancing plant breeding...


Apr 15, 2019, 11:00 ET To Protect Stem Cells, Plants Have Diverse Genetic Backup Plans

Despite evolution driving a wide variety of differences, many plants function the same way. Now a new study has revealed the different genetic...


Apr 02, 2019, 08:00 ET President Bruce Stillman wins prestigious Gairdner Award

Dr. Bruce Stillman, President and CEO of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), has been awarded the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award in honor ...


Mar 05, 2019, 09:00 ET Genetic 'usual suspects' identified in researchers' new list

It's no secret that our genes are what makes us… us! But genes are often also the basis for debilitating diseases. One of the major clues to...


Mar 04, 2019, 11:00 ET Chandelier neuron requires 'Velcro-like' molecule to form connections

As a brain grows, the neurons within it establish themselves, forming lasting connections with their neighbors. They're creating the vast cell...


Dec 11, 2018, 11:56 ET Taking uncertainty out of cancer prognosis

A cancer diagnosis tells you that you have cancer, but how that cancer will progress is a terrifying uncertainty for most patients. Researchers at...


Dec 07, 2018, 10:13 ET Marilyn Simons elected Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory chair

The governing body of the not-for-profit Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) elected Dr. Marilyn Simons chair of the Board of Trustees on November...


Dec 05, 2018, 05:00 ET How the brain hears and fears

How is it that a sound can send a chill down your spine? By observing individual brain cells of mice, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory...


Nov 08, 2018, 15:28 ET 13th Double Helix Medals dinner raises over $4 million

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) hosted the 13th Double Helix Medals dinner (DHMD) on November 7th and raised $4.5 million. Held at the American...


Oct 17, 2018, 10:00 ET Breakthrough Prize to CSHL professor for SMA research

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor Adrian Krainer today received the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Collaborators Krainer and...


Oct 01, 2018, 11:00 ET CRISPR could bring groundcherries to market

Most people have never tasted a groundcherry; the small, sweet relative of the tomato that plant biologist Zachary Lippman describes as "tropically...


Sep 27, 2018, 14:00 ET How a sleeping cancer awakens and metastasizes

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have determined one of the ways in which cancers in remission can spring back into action. This...


May 31, 2018, 12:00 ET Organoid profiling identifies treatments for pancreatic cancer

Patient-derived organoids, hollow spheres of cells cultured from tumors, can quickly and accurately predict how patients with pancreatic cancer...


May 29, 2018, 12:00 ET Scientists show how brain circuit generates anxiety

Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified a neural circuit in the amygdala, the brain's seat of emotion processing,...


May 17, 2018, 02:00 ET How pancreatic cancer spreads after surgery

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have solved a mystery about how pancreatic cancer spreads following surgery in patients whose...


Mar 28, 2018, 01:00 ET Revolutionary brain-mapping technique provides new blueprint for cortical connections

Using a revolutionary new brain-mapping technology recently developed at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), an international team of scientists...


Mar 15, 2018, 10:35 ET Ratner and Weisbrod join Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Trustees

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced the addition of Bruce Ratner and Stuart Weisbrod to the private, non-profit institution's board...


Feb 14, 2018, 11:50 ET Science self-corrects: cancer gene does not pass reproducibility test

A decade ago, several labs discovered that a gene called MELK is overexpressed, or turned on to a high degree, in many cancer cell types. This...


Feb 07, 2018, 05:01 ET Autism genetics study calls attention to impaired motor skills, general cognitive impairment

A new study of genetic factors involved causing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) draws fresh attention to the impact these illnesses have on motor...