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    St. Jude faculty member named 2011 AAAS Fellow

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) awards the distinction to noted researcher Guillermo Oliver, Ph.D., for his work in developmental biology

    Story of lymphatic system expands to include chapter on valve formation

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists show that a gene essential for normal development of the lymphatic system also plays a critical role in forming the valves that help maintain the body’s normal fluid balance.

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists show Six3 gene essential for retinal development

    Results help build a foundation for the next generation of therapies using cell-replacement strategies to restore vision lost to the retinal degeneration associated with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

    Study shows gene’s role in developing and maintaining cells key for a lifetime of memories

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists identify a novel feedback mechanism that regulates differentiation of adult neural stem cells.

    New insight into most common forebrain malformation (news release)

    St. Jude scientists have identified one of the molecular mechanisms underlying the genetic brain malformation called holoprosencephaly (HPE). The findings not only yield insights into the most common developmental malformation of the anterior brain and face in newborns, but also help in understanding the intricate process by which the brain forms in the developing fetus.

    St. Jude settles century-old debate on origin of mammalian network of lymphatic vessels

    Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital settled a century-old debate on the origin of the mammalian lymphatic vasculature—the network of vessels and capillaries critical to various essential housekeeping functions in the body. The finding holds the promise for the development of new therapies for lymphatic system disorders, the researchers said.

    Defective lymphatic vessels identified as a novel cause of adult-onset obesity

    Leaky lymphatic vessels are the leading cause of the adult onset obesity observed in a laboratory model developed by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    St. Jude researchers show that the Six3 gene is vital in the creation of the brain's complexity

    Researchers 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.