An earns National Academy of Inventors fellowship

Zhiqiang An, PhD, professor and director of the Texas Therapeutics Institute of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced Dec. 7. “I am honored that…


Nature Communications features Tong’s research on reducing diabetic hyperglycemia

Recent research from the lab of Qingchun Tong, PhD, professor and Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine at The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, has been published in Nature Communications. The paper titled “A neural basis for brain leptin action…


Research on antibody-drug conjugates shows promise in fighting breast cancer

Research from the lab of Kyoji Tsuchikama, PhD, assistant professor in the Texas Therapeutics Institute at The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, on a new potential treatment for combating breast cancer has been published in the June edition of…


New antibody therapies found to potentially fight COVID-19

Researchers at McGovern Medical School and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) have discovered a potential new antibody therapy for COVID-19. The study was published in Nature Communications. Antibodies are proteins that allow the body to fight viruses such as…


Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Lecture Set for Jan. 24

David Sabatini, MD, PhD, professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present the 2020 Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Annual Lecture on “mTOR and the Regulation of Metabolism.” The lecture will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan….


Scientists generate functional, transplantable B cells

Functional B-1 cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells secrete natural antibodies and are capable of long-term engraftment after transplantation in mice, according to a study published by Cell Press on Feb. 7 in Stem Cell Reports. If translated to…


Müller-Eberhard Memorial lecture set for April 13

An internationally recognized immunologist with the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute will present the 12th Hans J. Müller-Eberhard Memorial Lecture on “Unexpected Non-canonical Roles of Complement Cell Physiology.”


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