Cocaine Addiction with Viruses
Scientists in the Janda lab have designed a potentially valuable
tool for treating cocaine addiction by creating a modified
"phage" virus that soaks up the drug inside the brain.
Identify Protein Believed to Control Formation of Memory
"There is a link between [a protein called CBP] and very severe
problems in humans," says Associate Professor Mark Mayford.
Key to Cell Motility
Professor Gary Bokoch and colleagues have described the regulatory
mechanism of a protein called Rac, implicated in cancer, mental
retardation, and other conditions.
Wins ACS Eli Lilly Award
Professor Benjamin Cravatt III has won this year's Eli Lilly
Award in Biological Chemistry from the American Chemical Society
for his contributions to biochemistry research.
Awarded Grant from Michael J. Fox Foundation
Assistant Professor Sheng Ding has been awarded a grant from
the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Wins Hertz and NDSEG Fellowships
Daniel O'Malley, a second-year doctoral candidate, has won
two graduate fellowships.