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Scientists Identify New Way Cells Turn Off Genes


For some developmental genes one allele must stay silent, otherwise debilitating syndromes and cancers can arise. HHMI Investigator Yi Zhang and his colleagues have uncovered a new imprinting mechanism cells use to keep these genes quiet in mice.
17-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Artificial Intelligence Helps Build Brain Atlas of Fly Behavior


Scientists at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus created comprehensive brain maps linking different groups of neurons to specific behaviors, using a machine-learning program that annotated more than 225 days of videos of flies – a feat that would...
6-Jul-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

24 Institutions Commit to Diversity and Inclusion Through 2017 HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative


HHMI has selected 24 schools in the first round of the Inclusive Excellence initiative, a program that aims to help increase the capacity of colleges and universities to effectively engage all students so that they can be successful in science,...
7-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Clues Emerge About How Fruit Flies Navigate Their World

Janelia Research Campus scientists have uncovered new clues about how fruit flies keep track of where they are in the world. Understanding the neural basis of navigation in flies may reveal how humans accomplish similar feats.
18-May-2017 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Storing a Memory Involves Distant Parts of the Brain

In studies with mice, Janelia researchers discovered that to maintain certain short-term memories, the brain’s cortex relies on connections with the thalamus.
19-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

41 Scientists Selected by Philanthropies as International Research Scholars

HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announce the selection of 41 International Research Scholars, early-career scientists poised to advance biomedical research across the globe.
8-May-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Low Oxygen Reverses Mitochondrial Disease in Mice


Hypoxia reverses brain damage caused by mitochondrial dysfunction, HHMI team finds. The approach might one day point to new therapies for people with Leigh syndrome and other mitochondrial disorders.
5-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HHMI Scientists Elected to Membership in the National Academy of Sciences

Thirteen HHMI scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
2-May-2017 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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