Janet Rowley

Donald Rowley, MD, 1923-2013

March 5, 2013

Donald Rowley, MD, a pioneer in discovering how the immune system functions and the inventor of the gel electrode, a crucial tool that monitors cardiac activity, died at his home early Sunday, Feb. 24, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 90 years old. [Read more]

A New Way to Customize Proteins

December 14, 2010

The genetic code contains only four letters. Different combinations of those letters code for an “alphabet” of 20 amino acids, which are used to construct proteins. From these small collections of building blocks, an incredibly diverse [Read more]

ASCO 2010: Two Productive Singles

June 7, 2010

In the New Yorker last month, Malcolm Gladwell wrote elegantly about the euphoria and frustration of cancer drug discovery. Tracing in parallel the path of a modern biotechnology company and a team of doctors in the 1950’s, Gladwell [Read more]