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Imaging Techniques Set New Standard for Super-Resolution in Live Cells

Scientists can now watch dynamic biological processes with unprecedented clarity in living cells using new imaging techniques developed by researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus. The new methods dramatically...
24-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Source of Liver Stem Cells Identified


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have identified stem cells in the liver that give rise to functional liver cells. The work solves a long-standing mystery about the origin of new cells in the liver, which must constantly be...
3-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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

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