(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) HHMI Investigators Joanne Chory and Peter Walter are among five scientists honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Neuroscientists who want to follow the nervous system's cellular conversations will soon have access to easy-to-use technology that simultaneously monitors neural activity at hundreds of different sites within the brain.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Janelia scientists have used a powerful microscopy technique to discover new connections in the memory and learning center of the Drosophila brain.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) A microscope lens implanted deep inside a mouse's brain shows different patterns of neural activity when the mouse interacts with males, females, or other stimuli. Now, researchers have discovered that sexual experience can trigger long-term changes in these brain patterns.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) A vast effort by a team of Janelia Research Campus scientists is rapidly increasing the number of fully-traced neurons in the mouse brain. Researchers everywhere can now browse and download the 3-D data.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) An analysis of the complete genomes of 2,064 people reveals that multiple genetic variations could contribute to autism. The work suggests that scanning whole genomes may one day be useful for clinical diagnostics.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute announced today that Michael Rosbash, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Brandeis University, Jeffrey C. Hall of Brandeis University and Michael W. Show More Summary
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) The protein behind fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of autism and intellectual disability, controls a suite of genetic regulators.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) New HHMI research reveals how three proteins help brain cells synchronize the release of chemical signals. A similar interaction may play a role in how cells secrete insulin and airway mucus, too.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Scientists at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus have developed a new method for fine-tuning the structure of rhodamine dyes, and can now create a colorful palette of fluorescent molecules.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have created an extensive resource for studying pediatric cancers, which they are sharing widely to help accelerate research.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) HHMI Investigator Michael Dyer and colleagues are widely sharing data and samples from nearly 100 new tumor models representing 12 pediatric cancers.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Proteins in archaea bend strands of DNA in a way that's similar in eukaryotes, new research from HHMI investigator and colleagues reveals. That similarity hints at the evolutionary origin of the elaborate folding that eukaryotic cells use to cram their genome into a nucleus.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) By creating mice with mixed-up taste sensors, HHMI Investigator Charles Zuker and colleagues show how the taste system continually remakes itself.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) A new analysis of genome sequences from the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans by HHMI investigator and colleagues offers insight into the origins of these Bronze Age cultures.
A new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute sheds light on how a key fat-producing enzyme helps protect cells from a toxic form of fat.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Scientists at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus created comprehensive brain maps linking different groups of neurons to specific behaviors, using a machine-learning program that annotated more than 225 days of videos of flies -- a feat that would have taken humans some 3,800 years.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) HHMI has selected 24 schools in the first round of the Inclusive Excellence initiative, a program that aims to help increase the capacity of colleges and universities to effectively engage all students so that they can be successful in science, especially undergraduates who enter four-year institutions via nontraditional pathways.
(Tufts University) A group of faculty at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences has received a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to broaden participation and cultivate the talents of undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds in the natural sciences.
Researchers at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Howard Hughes Medical Institute have created a tiny insect drone. A dragonfly was genetically modified so that that it can be piloted remotely through pulses in its nerve cord. It carries a small backpack with electronics and a solar panel that powers it. But this isn't the first animal cyborg. Show More Summary