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HHMI Selects 26 of the Nation’s Top Biomedical Scientists

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HHMI has selected 26 researchers from 19 institutions to become HHMI investigators. These researchers were selected for their individual scientific excellence from a group of 894 eligible applicants. The initiative represents an investment in basic...
19-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Brain Compass Keeps Flies on Course, Even in the Dark

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If you walk into a dark room, you can still find your way to the light switch. That’s because your brain keeps track of landmarks and the direction in which you are moving. Fruit flies also boast an internal compass that works when the lights go...
11-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Researchers Map Neural Circuit Involved in Combining Multiple Senses

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Studying fruit fly larvae, Janelia scientists have mapped the entire neural circuit involved in combining vibration and pain sensations used in triggering an escape behavior.
29-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Students Break New Ground in Understanding Genetic Diversity of Bacteriophages

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Over the last seven years, thousands of undergraduate students have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of bacteria-infecting viruses, known as bacteriophages. Those genomes are now the focal point of a new study that examined the genetic diversity...
28-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Hate to Diet? It’s How We’re Wired

Janelia Research Campus scientists have found that a set of neurons is responsible for the unpleasant feelings associated with hunger. The neurons do not drive an animal to eat, but rather teach an animal to respond to sensory cues that signal the...
27-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

HHMI Names 68 New Medical Research Fellows

Sixty-eight medical and veterinary students from 37 different schools across the country will participate in HHMI's year-long Medical Research Fellows Program. The students will conduct a full year of mentored biomedical research training as part of...
21-Apr-2015 12:05 AM EDT

3D Printer for Small Molecules Opens Access to Customized Chemistry

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering tremendous potential for medicine and technology.
11-Mar-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Karel Svoboda Shares Brain Prize

Scientist at Janelia Research Campus wins The Brain Prize for developing a tool that advances our understanding of how the brain's networks process information.
11-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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