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  • Image of the Month: Puzzling Parkinson’s Disease

    Researchers have long been puzzled over how Parkinson’s disease works in our bodies. Now, neurologist Xiaobo Mao has completed a piece of this puzzle by pinpointing the section of the disease-causing protein that allows it to latch onto brain cells like the one shown here.
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  • Woman to Woman Scientist: Advice for Early-Career Scientists

    At this year’s Kuggie Vallee Distinguished Lecture, featured speaker Eva Nogales of the University of California, Berkeley, along with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty members shared guidance on navigating postdoctoral fellow positions, the junior faculty years, becoming a principal investigator and more. Close out Women’s History Month with their insightful advice.
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Congratulations to molecular biologist Luisa Cochella for receiving the 2022 Elisa Izaurralde Award for Innovation in Research, Teaching and Service from the RNA Society. The RNA Society awarded Cochella for her work on the role of microRNAs in animal development, cell-type specification and cellular physiology, as well as for her mentorship and leadership in the field. Read more.
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Biomedical engineer Jamie Spangler has been awarded a 2022 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The award recognizes “high-risk, high-reward” research that has the potential to impact cancer prevention, diagnosis or treatment. By developing novel antibody therapeutics, Spangler aims to increase the number of people with cancer who benefit from immunotherapies. Read more.
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