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Article ID: 696004

Fast-acting Cholera Vaccine Could Curb Outbreaks

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

A weakened version of the bacteria that causes cholera provides quick protection to rabbits. The vaccine may one day stop outbreaks of the deadly intestinal disease.

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12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    13-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 695938

Fish “Umbrella” Protects Stem Cells from Sun

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Stem cells that make blood cells in fish flourish in the shade provided by a newly discovered cellular “umbrella” that keeps them safe from UV damage.

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11-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695385

Meet Three New Genes That May Have Influenced Human Brain Size

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Three brain development genes are found only in humans and may have helped drive the rapid expansion of the brain starting roughly three million years ago.

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31-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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    23-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694816

HHMI Bets Big On 19 New Investigators

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI invests $200 million in a small cadre of leading scientists, challenging them to push the limits of what we know about biology.

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18-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692424

The Neural Circuitry of Parental Behavior

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI scientists have deconstructed the brain circuits that control parenting behavior in mice, and identified discrete sets of cells that control actions, motivations, and hormonal changes involved in nurturing young animals.

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    29-Mar-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 691507

Detailed Structure Illuminates Brain-Enhancing Drug’s Action

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

A drug that reverses the effects of a cellular stress response restores learning and memory in mice with concussions. Now researchers can see the atomic-scale details of how the drug interacts with its protein target.

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25-Mar-2018 8:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690736

Mosquito Brain Atlas Aims to Reveal Neural Circuitry of Behavior

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI researchers have built mosquitobrains.org, the first map of the female mosquito brain. The new resource may ultimately uncover the circuitry behind biting and other behaviors.

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7-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689814

Ancient DNA Tells Tales of Humans’ Migrant History

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Fueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied – revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.

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    15-Feb-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689556

CRISPR-based Technology Can Detect Viral DNA

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Technology that’s been used to edit genomes can also spot snippets of DNA. Such detective work may enable rapid, reliable ways to identify infections and cancer.

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14-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Clues to Aging Found in Stem Cells’ Genomes

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

In fruit flies, repeating genetic elements shrink with age, but then expand in future generations, a resurgence that may help explain how some cells stay immortal.

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13-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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