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    Drugs from dirt 

    Therapeutics has gone underground. From one bag of soil, chemists can now procure millions of microbial molecules. Any one could be tomorrow’s lifesaving medicine.

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    Recent Awards and Honors

    Albert J. Libchaber

    Albert J. Libchaber named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    November 26, 2019

    Libchaber is recognized for his contributions to the field of experimental condensed matter physics.

    October 1, 2019

    Brian T. Chait and Erich D. Jarvis received the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award for high-risk, high-reward research. Read more about the awards here.

    More awards and honors

    Rockefeller in the News

    The Washington Post

    Jean-Laurent Casanova, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and physician at Rockefeller University Hospital, suspects vulnerability to the virus among some young people may be partly encoded in their DNA.

    The Washington Post

    Rockefeller University immunologist Michel Nussenzweig and his colleagues launched a study of people who have recovered from coronavirus infections this month — a study that also focuses on antibodies.

    The New York Times

    A neuroscientist, Bruce McEwen showed how an unrelenting barrage of stress hormones can break down the body, leading to disease, depression, obesity and more.

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    Antibodies as drugs 🧪
    Vaccine development and testing 💉
    #HerdImmunity 🐄

    This week MacArthur Fellow (#MacFellow) Gabriel Victora answered 5 questions about the road to a potential vaccine and treatment for #COVID19! 🦠

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    Thank you for doing your part to slow the spread of #COVID19. To protect ourselves and others, we must continue to take these steps:
    ☑️Stay home
    ☑️Wear a face covering
    ☑️Keep 6 feet between you and others
    ☑️Wash hands often
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