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March 18, 2013
Elaine Fuchs receives Pasarow Award
Rockefeller University Newswire:  Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University, is one of three recipients of this year’s Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Awards in Cancer Research. Pasarow awards, first presented in 1987, honor extraordinary achievement, creativity and distinction in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease and neuropsychiatry.

October 15, 2012
Elaine Fuchs awarded distinguished medal from New York Academy of Medicine
Rockefeller University Newswire:  Elaine Fuchs will be awarded the 2012 Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science from the New York Academy of Medicine  for her innovative and imaginative approaches to research in skin biology, its stem cells and its associated human genetic disorders.

July 5, 2012
Sweat glands grown from newly identified stem cells
Rockefeller University Newswire:   Researchers at The Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have identified, in mice, the stem cell from which sweat glands initially develop as well as stem cells that regenerate adult sweat glands.

June 7, 2012
There's no comfortable route for a scientist
World Science Festival:  Elaine Fuchs' has endured obstacles during her life as a female scientist.  She has, however, proved to be very successful and is renown for pioneering the field of reverse genetics.  In both an article and video format, World Science Festival blogs about Dr. Fuchs early career as a scientist and the many accolades bestowed on her.

 

May 15, 2012
An Interview With... Elaine Fuchs
Nature:  The 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology has been jointly awarded to Elaine Fuchs, of the Rockefeller University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and to Howard Green, of Harvard Medical School, for their pioneering research on the molecular workings of skin stem cells and inherited skin disorders. The prize recognizes researchers whose work has contributed to our understanding of the science that underlies birth defects.

May 10, 2012
Women & Science 2012 Rockefeller University


March 1, 2012
Elaine Fuchs to receive 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
Rockefeller University Newswire:  Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, will receive the 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, a coveted award given to honor advancements in the science that underlies our understanding of birth defects.

February 29, 2012
March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Two Scientists Who Pioneered Advances in Skin Disorders
March of Dimes:  Two scientists who have revolutionized the understanding of skin biology, creating crucial advances in treating skin cancers and other diseases as well as severe burns, have been chosen to receive the 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.

March 16, 2011
Elaine Fuchs Honored with Albany Medical Center
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March 11, 2011
Elaine Fuchs to receive 2011 Passano Award
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February 28, 2011
Elaine Fuchs honored with 2011 James Madison Medal Award
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January 18, 2011
Research shows when stem cell descendants lose their versatility
Rockefeller University Newswire: Researchers show that early stem cell descendents can retain their stemness and return back to their niche when hair growth stops.

May 4, 2010
A Kaleidoscope view
HHMI: Elaine Fuchs brings an eye for the creative to the many-colored facets of her life and work.

March 4, 2010
Elaine Fuchs receives L'Oreal-UNESCO award
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December 9, 2009
Biosights Dec 2009 - Elaine Fuchs: A Love for Science That's More Than Skin Deep

September 17, 2009
Elaine Fuchs receives National Medal of Science
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September 3, 2009
Two proteins enable skin cells to regenerate
Rockefeller University Newswire: Finding suggests how stem cells might be able to treat burn victims.

March 25, 2009
Skin biology illuminates how stem cells operate
Physorg.com: Elaine Fuchs studies how skin stem cells turn into either skin or hair follicles.

March 22, 2009
Epigenetic mark guides stem cells toward their destiny
Science Centric: Not all stem cells are completely blank slates. Some, known as adult stem cells, have already partially embraced their fates, and are capable of becoming only cells of a particular type of tissue.

March 19, 2009
Epigenetic mark guides stem cells toward their destiny
Rockefeller University Newswire: Not all stem cells are completely blank slates.

March 12, 2008
Making the paper: Elaine Fuchs
Nature: RNA fragments in skin provide a fine degree of control.

January 24, 2008
Protein that controls hair growth also keeps stem cells slumbering
Rockefeller University Newswire: New research from Rockefeller University has unveiled the protein that puts the brakes on stem cell division and shows that stem cells may not need such guarded protection to maintain their potency.

September 4, 2007
Protecting the skin, the body's fragile armor
International Herald Tribune: Skin merits designation as an organ and should be regarded scientifically as a serious body part.

August 2, 2007
Initial trigger is not enough to determine a stem cell's fate
The Rockefeller University - News Release: Scientists led by Elaine Fuchs at The Rockefeller University have found that the BMP, or bone morphogenetic protein, pathway needs to be turned on and off at the right time and at the right place for adult skin stem cells to become hair follicles.

February 13, 2007
Mice cloned from skin stem cells
BBC News: US researchers have cloned healthy mice from skin cells for the first time.

February 13, 2007
Mice cloned from skin cells
Huliq.com: Healthy and viable mice that survive until adulthood have, for the first time, been cloned from adult stem cells.

February 12, 2007
Scientists Clone Mice From Hair Follicle Stem Cell
AOL Body: Researchers report this week that they have cloned mice using stem cells from the rodents' hair follicle region.

August 10, 2006
Expression of 'Blimp1' gene leads to the discovery of cells responsible for skin's sebaceous gland
The Rockefeller University - News Release: Mice may not get zits, but they do have oily skin.

August 3, 2005
Never too much of a good thing
The Rockefeller University - News Release: Changing levels of a single protein can produce many different outcomes.

September 3, 2004
Stem Cells Renew Hope for Fading Hair Follicles
HHMI News: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have isolated stem cells from the skin of mice and shown that they have the power to self-renew and differentiate into skin and functioning hair follicles when grafted onto mice.

September 3, 2004
Stem Cells: A hair club for mice?
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT: It was a great day for follicularly challenged rodents: With the help of lab-grown stem cells, some totally bald mice sprouted luxuriant new tufts of fur.

September 3, 2004
Fur-Replacement Therapy
SCIENCE: A tuft of fur on the back of a hairless mouse may signal new hope for baldness sufferers and burn victims.

September 3, 2004
Stem cells may treat baldness, burn victims
MSNBC NEWS: WASHINGTON - Master cells found deep inside hair follicles might offer a new way to treat baldness and burn victims, U.S. researchers reported Thursday.

September 3, 2004
Scientists grow hair with stem-cell implants in nude mice, research that could pave way for therapeutic options for baldness, burn patients
NEWSDAY: Tiny stem cells hidden within hair follicles can be induced to grow new skin, new hair follicles and new hair, scientists reported yesterday.

September 2, 2004
Hair-raising stem cells confirmed in mouse skin
Nature: Finding may lead to better burns and baldness treatments.

September 2, 2004
Hair-raising stem cells confirmed in mouse skin
NATURE: Adult mouse skin contains stem cells that can generate skin and hair. Although the result has been hinted at before, the latest work is the first to prove that the cells are true stem cells, with the capacity to form new tissues. It's hoped the discovery will lead to treatments for baldness and burns.

December 12, 2003
New method of identifying and isolating stem cells developed
HUM-MOLGEN - Genetic News: Cells may help researchers in skin and hair therapies; tool can be used to find other body stem cells, including cancer stem cells.

March 20, 2003
Opposing forces combine
THE SCIENTIST: The first step in epithelial stem cell differentiation is the alteration of the adhesive properties of an individual cell. This is achieved by systematically changing the complement of surface adhesion molecules used to attach to its neighbors, but little has been understood about the control of the expression of these molecules over time. In the March 20 Nature, Colin Jamora and colleagues at the Rockefeller University, New York, US, provide some answers to this question (Nature, 422: 317-322, March 20, 2003).

March 20, 2003
Key to controlling hair growth discovered
SCIENCE: The process that controls hair formation has been identified by U.S. scientists, giving new hope to people with too little in the right place or too much in the wrong place.

March 20, 2003
Hair secrets shed light on cancer
BBC: Scientists have uncovered the subtle chemical signals that stimulate the production of hairs.

March 19, 2003
Scientists go to the root of hair growth
UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL: In a solution to a hairy puzzle that might be at the root of conditions ranging from baldness to cancer, Rockefeller University scientists in New York City have traced the path by which skin turns to hair.

Winter 2003
Skin and Hair: Means to a genetic end
Skin and hair proteins fascinate Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.,who heads the university#s Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development.