St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (ALSAC)

The FedEx Technology Institute links St. Jude scientists to next generation Internet
18 Mar 03 | A new Internet connection, provided by the University of Memphis' FedEx Technology Institute, will link scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to the next generation Internet, termed "Internet 2" or "I2."

Gene causing cell suicide key in development of skeletal muscle
11 Mar 03 | Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that a protein causing mature cells to commit suicide also helps primitive muscle cells called myoblasts fuse together, allowing them to develop into muscles.

St. Jude faculty member to receive prestigious award for cancer discoveries and research
07 Mar 03 | Charles Sherr, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Genetics & Tumor Cell Biology Department at St. Jude and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , is one of two scientists world wide to receive the award.

"Glowing" bacteria help St. Jude researchers show how an anti-flu-virus drug may prevent deadly bacterial pneumonia
07 Mar 03 | Viral enzyme "clear cuts" forest of protective molecules on lung cells in mice; blocking that enzyme reduces illness and incidence of death from subsequent infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

New national cancer gene therapy foundation announces $1.5 million in grants for cancer gene therapy research
28 Feb 03 | Margaret Cianci, Executive Director for the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT), a national foundation based in Stamford, Connecticut, announced today the award of national grants to three Young Investigators at major research institutions.

Memphis and St. Jude celebrate 40 years at the 27th annual "Marguerite Piazza St. Jude Gala"
04 Feb 03 | The life-saving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its 40 years in the Memphis community will be celebrated by guests, including Mayor W.W. Herenton and WMC News Anchor Joe Birch as emcee.

St. Jude researchers show that the Six3 gene is vital in the creation of the brain's complexity
31 Jan 03 | Researchers at St. Jude's have discovered a critical, early step in the growing vertebrate embryo that is required for the proper development of a major part of what is often called the most complex structure in the universe - the human brain.

Newly discovered cellular process helps cells respond to DNA damage caused by radiation and environmental toxins
29 Jan 03 | Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered a novel biochemical process that plays a critical role in helping cells in the body respond to DNA damage, such as that caused by exposure to radiation or environmental toxins.

Dr. Robert G. Webster to receive the Bristol-Myers Squibb infectious diseases award for work in understanding and controlling epidemic influenza virus
20 Nov 02 | Robert G. Webster, Ph.D., F.R.S., has been selected to receive the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Infectious Diseases Research for his pivotal role in our understanding of the epidemic influenza virus.

Immunologic "bait and switch" may be key to treating autoimmune disease and improving outcome of organ and tissue transplantation
14 Nov 02 | Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have demonstrated that it may be possible to improve treatment of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and prevent rejection of transplanted organs and tissues.

St. Jude faculty elected to Institute of Medicine
18 Oct 02 | Arthur Nienhuis, M.D., and William Evans, Pharm.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, a prestigious branch of the National Academy of Sciences. Nienhuis is the director of St. Jude, and Evans...

St. Jude to receive multi-million dollar grant for sickle cell program
15 Oct 02 | St. Jude's has competed for and will receive a multi-million dollar, five-year grant to expand its sickle cell disease program. St. Jude is one of 10 federally funded comprehensive sickle cell centers to receive a grant from the NIH.

St. Jude scientists discover role of c-Myc gene in tumor development
02 Oct 02 | Researchers at St. Jude's have found the c-Myc gene is essential for tumor development. c-Myc regulates factors necessary for the growth of blood vessels into tumors, suggesting c-Myc is a new potential target for anti-angiogenic cancer therapies.

St. Jude study shows motor protein prestin is critical for mammals' hearing
30 Aug 02 | Scientists have discovered that prestin, a cell membrane protein, is the motor protein that allows sound amplification crucial to mammalian hearing. The study was a collaboration among St. Jude, Harvard and Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Nature Medicine touts Webster's latest discovery
26 Aug 02 | When cops nab a killer and expose his accomplice, the story makes headlines. For the past few years, St. Jude sleuths have been tracking a killer strain of influenza. Now they have identified a rogue gene that helps the virus slay its victims.

The best of the best - St. Jude researcher receives prestigious American Cancer Society grant
02 Jul 02 | Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been named an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor. Pui is the first Mid-South scientist to receive this grant, one of the American Cancer Society's most prestigious.

William Evans, Pharm. D., named St. Jude Scientific Director
02 Jul 02 | William Evans, Pharm.D., will assume the newly created position of scientific director at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He will also continue in his role as deputy director of the hospital, according to St. Jude Director Arthur Nienhuis, MD.

St. Jude researchers prove mesenchymal cell infusions enhance effects of bone marrow transplant for children with brittle bone disease
25 Jun 02 | Treatment with bone marrow mesenchymal cells, specialized bone-making cells, has the potential to enhance the therapeutic effects of bone marrow transplantation in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease.

Gene-therapy advances offer hope to chemotherapy patients
31 May 02 | Recent advances in the design of gene-therapy vectors offer promise for cancer patients who must receive chemotherapy, according to an article published in Nature Reviews Cancer. Researchers have been using gene transfer methods to introduce ...

Bone marrow transplantation does not improve outcome in babies with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia
31 May 02 | Babies treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) whose leukemic cells have a specific chromosomal abnormality do not benefit from bone marrow transplantation, a new study indicates. The research indicates that physicians treating these ...

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