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HHMI Awards Medical Research Fellowships to 79 Students

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program has selected 79 talented medical and veterinary students to conduct in-depth, mentored biomedical research. Each fellow will spend a year pursuing basic, translational,...
24-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Studies Identify Cellular Defects in a Familial Form of Parkinson’s Disease


New research adds to growing evidence that Parkinson's disease may arise in part from neurons’ failure to recycle the materials used to package and transport neurotransmitters.
13-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Tools Will Drive Greater Understanding of Wheat Genes


HHMI scientists develop a much-needed genetic resource that is aiding development of wheat plants with improved traits.
23-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Smart Microscope Adapts to Changes in Live Specimens

Janelia scientists have developed the first adaptive light-sheet microscope — an instrument that continuously analyzes and adapts to dynamic changes in a specimen and thereby improves spatial resolution.
11-Nov-2016 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Large Protein Nanocages Could Improve Drug Design and Delivery

Using novel computational and biochemical approaches, HHMI scientists have designed and built from scratch 10 large protein icosahedra that are similar to viral capsids that carry viral DNA.
16-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extensive Variation Revealed in 1,001 Genomes and Epigenomes of Arabidopsis


An international team of scientists has sequenced the whole genomes and epigenomes of more than 1,000 Arabidopsis thaliana plants, sampled from geographically diverse locations. The collection of 1,001 genomes and 1,001 epigenomes not only...
18-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technique Helps Researchers Determine Developmental Origins of Cells


HHMI scientists have pioneered the use of genome editing to trace lineage in living systems.
2-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fast and Slow: Learning How the Brain Controls Movement

New experiments help explain how the brain speeds up or slows down movement.
12-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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