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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

Radical Vaccine Design Effective Against Herpes Viruses

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The new vaccine was found to be effective against the two most common forms of herpes that cause cold sores (HSV-1) and genital ulcers (HSV-2). Both are known to infect the body’s nerve cells, where the virus can lay dormant for years before...
10-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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

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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

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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

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