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Left or Right? The Brain Knows Before You Move

Scientists at Janelia Research Campus have identified a neural circuit that connects motor planning to movement.
27-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST

New Fluorescent Protein Permanently Marks Neurons That Fire


A new tool developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus lets scientists shine a light on an animal's brain to permanently mark neurons that are active at a particular time. The tool -- a fluorescent protein called...
11-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

Researchers Identify Brain Circuit That Regulates Thirst

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates thirst. When a subset of cells in the circuit is switched on, mice immediately begin drinking water, even if they are fully hydrated. A second...
22-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Janelia Scientists Win Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition

A team of researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus has won first prize in the 2014 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition for their video that captures the early development of a fruit fly embryo.
16-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Dragonflies on the Hunt Display Complex Choreography


Researchers at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus have used motion-capture technology to reveal new insight into the sophisticated information processing and acrobatic skills of dragonflies on the hunt.
10-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

New Microscope Collects Dynamic Images of the Molecules That Animate Life

A new imaging platform developed by Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus offers another leap forward for light microscopy. The new technology collects high-resolution images rapidly and...
20-Oct-2014 1:05 PM EDT

Strategic or Random? How the Brain Chooses

Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus have shown that the brain can temporarily disconnect information about past experience from decision-making circuits, thereby triggering random behavior.
23-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Modern Europeans Descended from Three Groups of Ancestors

New studies of ancient DNA are shifting scientists' ideas of how groups of people migrated across the globe and interacted with one another thousands of years ago. By comparing nine ancient genomes to those of modern humans, Howard Hughes Medical...
16-Sep-2014 12:40 PM EDT

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