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Packing a Genome, Step-by-Step

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For the first time, scientists can see in minute-time resolution how cells package chromosomes into highly condensed structures prior to cell division.
15-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Zika Infection Drives Fetal Demise

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An interferon cell receptor spurs cell suicide in fetuses infected with the Zika virus and could play a role in certain pregnancy complications.
1-Jan-2018 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hunting for Immune Cells’ Cancer Targets

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A method developed by HHMI investigators sifts through hundreds of millions of potential targets to find a precise cancer beacon. The results may lead to better immunotherapies, which harness the immune system to attack tumors.
15-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

CRISPR Treatment Prevents Hearing Loss in Mice

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A single treatment of a genome editing agent partially preserved hearing in mice with genetic deafness. The work could one day help scientists treat certain forms of genetic hearing loss in humans.
18-Dec-2017 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How to Keep Students in Science

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Thousands of undergraduates engage in real scientific discovery through HHMI’s Science Education Alliance. A new analysis finds that they are more likely to persist in science than students who take traditional laboratory courses.
5-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Chory and Walter Awarded Breakthrough Prizes

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HHMI Investigators Joanne Chory and Peter Walter are among five scientists honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
4-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How the Immune System Identifies Invading Bacteria

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Never-before-seen images of mouse immune system proteins and bacterial bits reveal an inspection strategy that identifies pathogens.
14-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Silicon Probes Record Activity of Hundreds of Neurons Simultaneously

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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.
6-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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