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November 24, 2014/The Jackson Laboratory
Researchers identify mechanism for misfolded proteins in heart disease
A Jackson Laboratory research team has found that the misfolded proteins implicated in several cardiac diseases could be the result not of a mutated gene, but of mistranslations during the “editing” process of protein synthesis.

November 19, 2014/The Jackson Laboratory
Immunologist, HIV expert Derya Unutmaz, M.D., joins JAX faculty
Derya Unutmaz, M.D., a human immunologist who studies the molecular mechanisms of T cells and their involvement in HIV infection and other chronic inflammatory diseases, has been named a professor at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine.

November 18, 2014/The Jackson Laboratory
CBIF funds Yale-JAX project to develop new mouse models for cancers
Connecticut Innovations’ Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund has made a $500,000 grant to support a new collaboration between Yale University and Jackson Laboratory scientists to develop humanized mouse models that more accurately represent human responses to cancer and cancer therapies.

November 13, 2014/The Jackson Laboratory
Teacher in JAX distance-learning program earns education award
Robert Gotwals, M.S., a chemistry and research instructor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham and a collaborator in an innovative Jackson Laboratory distance-learning program, was selected by the National Association of Biology Teachers  to receive the 2014 Genetics Education Award.

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