Rockefeller University

Rockefeller University is the world’s leading biomedical research university. Located in New York City, it is the successor institution to the Rockefeller Institute for Biomedical Research, which upon its founding in 1901 was the world’s first institute devoted to research into the causes of disease. The university consists of 82 different laboratories, each operated independently by a scientist who is working on his or her own research. Scientists at Rockefeller have won a total of 25 Nobel Prizes and have been responsible for such breakthroughs as the finding that DNA is the basic material of heredity and the discovery that cancer can be caused by a virus. The Rockefeller Institute Hospital, opened in 1910, was the first center for clinical research in the United States.

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