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New Tools Help Neuroscientists Analyze “Big Data”

New technologies for monitoring brain activity are generating unprecedented quantities of information. That data may hold new insights into how the brain works – but only if researchers can interpret it. To help make sense of the data,...
26-Jul-2014 1:00 AM EDT

Speedy Computation Enables Scientists to Reconstruct an Animal’s Development Cell by Cell


Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus have developed a new computational method that can rapidly track the three-dimensional movements of cells in such data-rich images. Using the method, the Janelia...
18-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

HHMI Puts Top Scientists in the Classroom

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced today that 15 leading scientist-educators have been named HHMI professors. Each will receive $1 million over five years to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in...
27-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Providing Broader Access to Leading-Edge Imaging Technologies at Janelia Research Campus

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) announced the establishment of an Advanced Imaging Center at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus that will make leading-edge imaging technologies more widely...
10-Jun-2014 3:40 PM EDT

Quick Getaway: How Flies Escape Looming Predators


Every millisecond counts when a fruit fly is being hunted by a damselfly. Janelia scientists find that fruit flies can deploy two escape behaviors, depending on circumstances.
6-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Single-Letter Change in DNA Leads to Blond Hair

A single-letter change in the genetic code is enough to generate blond hair in humans, in dramatic contrast to our dark-haired ancestors. A new analysis by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists has pinpointed that change, which is common...
29-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Three Universities Unite to Replicate and Spread Successful STEM Program

Can the nationally acclaimed Meyerhoff Scholars Program, which has an unparalleled record of advancing diversity in the sciences, be adapted successfully at more universities? That question is at the heart of a new partnership, the Meyerhoff...
19-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Researchers Build New “Off Switch” to Shut Down Neural Activity


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have used an analysis of channelrhodopsin’s molecular structure to guide a series of genetic mutations to the ion channel that grant the power to silence neurons with an unprecedented level of...
22-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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