American Cancer Society Awards David Sabatini of Whitehead Institute with Five-Year Renewable Research Professorship

David Sabatini, MD, PhD, of MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, was awarded the prestigious five-year renewable American Cancer Society Research Professorship. The award is part of a larger approval of funding for 78 research and training grants totaling $39,836,250. According to the press release, Sabatini "looks to maximize the precise targeting of cancer drugs …

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MBBP client, Whitehead Institute, featured in New York Times article discussing Genomic research

The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, a client of MBBP, is featured in a New York Times article about progressive research on topologically associating domains (TADs) in DNA. As the article explains, TADs are a newly discovered design feature of the genome that partition different groups of genes into neighborhoods. If these partitions are broken, various …

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Eric Lander of MBBP Client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Receives MIT’s Killian Award

MIT's 2016-2017 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award was presented to biology professor Eric Lander.  Lander, of MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, is a renowned biologist recognized for his research in mapping the human genome.  The Killian Award, established in 1971, honors faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary professional achievements.   Lander led the international Human …

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Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Scientists Discover Powerful Gene Regulators

On April 11 MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research announced its scientists have discovered a set of powerful gene regulators that control cell state and identity which they named "super-enhancers". They found that healthy cells employ these "super-enhancers" to control genes responsible for cellular functions and developmental transitions, but cancer cells hijack their own …

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Whitehead Institute Corrects Disease-Causing Mutations in Stem Cells

On July 14th, MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research announced its researchers have successfully manipulated targeted genes in both human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. Scientists working on this project published a paper in the July 22 issue of the journal Cell that describes two methods for either inserting or removing …

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Whitehead Institute Member Receives 2011 Wolf Prize in Medicine

On February 17th, Israel's Wolf Foundation announced that Professor Rudolf Jaenisch, founding member of MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, is a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Wolf Prize in Medicine. Professor Jaenisch, along with Professor Shinya Yamanaka of Japan, was selected for his "groundbreaking contribution to stem cell research". The mission of the Wolf Foundation is to …

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Whitehead Institute Scientist Wins National Medal of Science

On October 14th, President Barak Obama named Susan Lindquist, member of MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and MIT biology professor, a recipient of the National Medal of Science.  Dr. Lindquist was awarded the nation's highest scientific honor for her "studies of protein folding, demonstrating that alternative protein conformations and aggregations can have profound and …

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MIT’s Technology Review Names Whitehead Scientist One of the Year’s Top Young Innovators

MIT's Technology Review, the oldest technology magazine in the world (est. in 1899), has announced their annual list of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (TR35).  One of the few named to this list is Jacob Hanna of MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Hanna is being recognized for his research and experiments on reprogramming …

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Whitehead Institute Among Top 20 Life Sciences Patent Holders in New England

Mass High Tech recently released a list of the Top 20 Life Sciences Patent Holders of New England. MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research came in at number 20, with a total of 18 patents obtained between 2007-2009. Whitehead was granted two, six, and ten patents over those same three years, respectively. For the full …

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MBBP Obtains First iPSC Notice of Allowance on Behalf of Whitehead Institute

MBBP has obtained a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for Patent Application Number 10/997,146 entitled "Methods for Reprogramming Somatic Cells” on behalf of our client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and exclusive licensee Fate Therapeutics. Upon issuance, the patent will cover foundational induced pluripotent stem cell technology for identifying agents that enable the reprogramming of …

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