Although genetic factors contribute to congenital heart disease, many children born with heart defects have healthy parents and siblings, suggesting that new mutations that arise spontaneously—known as de novo mutations—might contribute to the...
5/12/2013 1:00 PM EDT
HHMI announces the selection of 27 HHMI investigators, representing 19 institutions – a $150 million investment in basic biomedical research over the next five years.
5/9/2013 2:00 PM EDT
For scientists working to uncover the mysteries of the brain, fat is a problem. The fats inside cells bend and scatter light, obscuring researchers’ views when they try to peer deep into tissue. A new technique developed by HHMI scientists solves...
4/10/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Initiative Will Help Train New Generation of Science and Math Teachers
At a briefing at the White House, HHMI announces $22.5 million, five-year grant to help major research universities train a new generation of science and mathematics teachers.
3/18/2013 11:30 AM EDT
Up to 15 new HHMI professors will receive $1 million over five years to create activities that integrate their research with student learning to enhance undergraduates' understanding of science.
3/15/2013 2:40 PM EDT
Scientists have a new view of the cellular machinery that assembles directly on DNA and readies it for transcription into RNA, the first step in protein production.
2/28/2013 1:40 PM EST
Researchers have now found stem cells inside the parasite that cause schistosomiasis, one of the most common parasitic infections in the world. These stem cells can regenerate worn-down organs, which may help explain how they can live for years or...
2/22/2013 1:00 PM EST
EarthViewer, a free, interactive app designed for the iPad, lets users explore the Earth’s history with the touch of a finger by scrolling through 4.5 billion years of geological evolution.
2/1/2013 9:55 AM EST