FOCUS - BWF Research 02010

Note:  This is not a comprehensive list.  In selecting highlights I rely on EurekAlert! and Google News.  I do search for the terms "Burroughs Wellcome" (and Burroughs-Wellcome).  If I'm missing something, please feel free to send me an email at news@bwfund.org.  I prefer to have links to official university news releases.

Feb. 8

Transforming Human Fat Into Stem Cells Using Virus-Free Technique
Nature Methods
Joseph Wu, M.D., Ph.D. - Career Award for Medical Scientists

Feb. 1

Compound found that targets wide range of viruses
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
Benhur Lee, M.D. - Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences

Transmission dynamics of H1N1 similar to previous flu strains
New England Journal of Medicine
Derek Cummings, Ph.D. - Career Award at the Scientific Interface

Jan. 27:

Brain scientists extend map of fear memory formation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D. - Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Medicine

Blood Will Tell Old Stem Cells How to Act Young
Nature
Amy J. Wagers, Ph.D. - Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences

Jan. 20

Penn biologists explain how organisms can tolerate mutations, yet adapt to environmental change
Nature
Joshua B. Plotkin, Ph.D. - Career Award at the Scientific Interface

Potential new class of drugs to combat hepatitis C identified by Stanford scientists
Science Translational Medicine
Jeffrey Glenn, MD, Ph.D. - Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Medicine

Jan. 17

Researchers find new insights into inherited retinal disease
Nature Genetics
Joseph G. Gleeson, M.D. - Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Medicine

Jan. 8

Researchers Use Innovative Method to Follow Genetic Footprint
Science Express
Pardis Sabeti, M.D., D. Phil. - Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences

Jan. 7

Celecoxib Effective in Inhibiting Genetic Basal Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Prevention Research  (Free registration required)
Charles M. Rudin, MD, Ph.D. - Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Medicine
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COX-2 Inhibitor May Ease Skin Cancer Burden

Jan. 4

Tracing family roots with DNA
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Sarah Tishkoff, Ph.D. - Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences

Dec. 10

Mechanism discovered by which body's cells encourage tuberculosis infection
New England Journal of Medicine
Lalita Ramakrishnan, M.D., Ph.D.  - Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Dec. 8

Scripps Research scientists reveal key structure from ebola virus
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. - Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease; Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences

Nov. 24

Alzheimer's research sheds light on potential treatments for urinary tract infections
Nature Chemical Biology
Lynette Cegelski, Ph.D. - Career Award at the Scientific Interface

Nov. 2

There's a speed limit to the pace of evolution, Penn biologists say
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Joshua B. Plotkin - Career Award at the Scientific Interface

Oct. 15

Stretching the Golgi: a link between form and function
Cell
Seth Field, M.D., Ph.D. - Career Award in Biomedical Sciences

18 August

How meningitis bacteria attack the brain
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Kelly S. Doran, Ph.D. - Career Award in Biomedical Sciences

July 5

GUMC discovery highlights new direction for drug discovery
Nature Medicine
Jeffrey Toretsky, M.D. - Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research