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HHMI Selects 45 International Student Research Fellows

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 45 predoctoral students from 18 countries to receive fellowships that will help them complete their graduate degrees in the life sciences . The awardees will receive $43,000 during each year of the...
29-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

HHMI’s Expanded Gilliam Program Awards 30 Fellowships

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s newly expanded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Program has awarded 30 fellowships to outstanding graduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The awards provide full...
15-Jul-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Research Survey the Epigenetic Diversity of Neurons


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have profiled key features of the genetic material inside three types of brain cells and found vast differences in the patterns of chemical modifications that affect how the genes in each type of...
24-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Support Science Education at Gorongosa National Park


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is announcing a five-year, $2.3 million grant to support educational activities and infrastructure development at the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
22-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Studies Find Early European Had Recent Neanderthal Ancestor


The new study, co-led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator David Reich at Harvard Medical School and Svante Pääbo at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, provides the first genetic evidence that humans interbred with Neanderthals...
22-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Your Viral Infection History in a Single Drop of Blood

New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by analyzing a single drop of a person's blood. The method, called VirScan, is an...
2-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

HHMI Selects 26 of the Nation’s Top Biomedical Scientists


HHMI has selected 26 researchers from 19 institutions to become HHMI investigators. These researchers were selected for their individual scientific excellence from a group of 894 eligible applicants. The initiative represents an investment in basic...
19-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Brain Compass Keeps Flies on Course, Even in the Dark


If you walk into a dark room, you can still find your way to the light switch. That’s because your brain keeps track of landmarks and the direction in which you are moving. Fruit flies also boast an internal compass that works when the lights go...
11-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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