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Signs of Sleep Seen in Jellyfish

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The upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea demonstrates the three hallmarks of sleep and represents the first example of sleep in animals without a brain, HHMI researchers report.
19-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HHMI Selects 15 Hanna Gray Fellows to Support Diversity in Science

HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as the first group of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows. The 2018 Hanna Gray Fellows competition is now open, with applications due on January 10, 2018.
19-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3-D Protein Structure Offers Insight into Rapid Communication by Brain Cells

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New HHMI research reveals how three proteins help brain cells synchronize the release of chemical signals. A similar interaction may play a role in how cells secrete insulin and airway mucus, too.
13-Sep-2017 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Fluorescent Dyes Could Advance Biological Imaging

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Scientists at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus have developed a new method for fine-tuning the structure of rhodamine dyes, and can now create a colorful palette of fluorescent molecules.
31-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Expanding Access to New Tools to Study Childhood Cancers

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HHMI Investigator Michael Dyer and colleagues are widely sharing data and samples from nearly 100 new tumor models representing 12 pediatric cancers.
28-Aug-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HHMI Awards 39 Gilliam Fellowships to Support Diversity in Science

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 39 new Gilliam fellows, exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
16-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetically Engineered Ants Showcase Smell’s Role in Social Behavior

After creating mutant Indian jumping ants with no sense of smell, HHMI Investigator Danny Reinberg and colleagues saw profound abnormalities in the ants’ behavior and brains. The results show that the sense of smell is fundamental to maintaining...
14-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Origins of DNA Folding Suggested in Archaea

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Proteins in archaea bend strands of DNA in a way that’s similar in eukaryotes, new research from HHMI investigator and colleagues reveals. That similarity hints at the evolutionary origin of the elaborate folding that eukaryotic cells use to cram...
6-Aug-2017 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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