Latest Mario R. Capecchi Stories

2013-02-11 15:42:02

Nobel Laureate Mario R. Capecchi leads collaboration of researchers Geneticists led by University of Utah Nobel Prize Laureate Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., have engineered mice that develop clear cell sarcoma (CCS), a significant step in better understanding how this rare and deadly soft tissue cancer arises. The mouse model also can potentially speed the development of drugs to target genes that must be activated for the cancer to form. CCS arises in connective soft tissues, such as...

2011-02-01 17:30:03

How do the neurons (nerve cells) of the developing brain seek out and make the connections that are so crucial to formation of the final circuits in the brain of an adult? The answers lie in the formation of the synapse, the critical junction where a neuron transfers information to another nerve cell or to muscles. That's where Dr. Benjamin R. Arenkiel, the first McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine plans to concentrate his research as he begins his career in Houston. Education set...

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.