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Protein Droplets Keep Neurons at the Ready and Immune System in Balance

Discoveries by two HHMI investigators show how proteins that organize into liquid droplets inside cells make certain biological functions possible.
15-Aug-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Complete Fly Brain Imaged at Nanoscale Resolution

Scientists at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy.
12-Jul-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


33 Schools to Support Diversity and Inclusion on Campus Through 2018 HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative

With grants to 33 colleges and universities, HHMI is catalyzing efforts to improve the inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds in science education.
20-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Fast-acting Cholera Vaccine Could Curb Outbreaks

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.
12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish “Umbrella” Protects Stem Cells from Sun

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.
11-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Meet Three New Genes That May Have Influenced Human Brain Size

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.
31-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


HHMI Bets Big On 19 New Investigators

HHMI invests $200 million in a small cadre of leading scientists, challenging them to push the limits of what we know about biology.
18-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Neural Circuitry of Parental Behavior

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.
9-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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