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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

Changing the Emotional Association of Memories

By manipulating neural circuits in the brain of mice, scientists have altered the emotional associations of specific memories. The research, led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Susumu Tonegawa at the Massachusetts Institute of...
27-Aug-2014 12:10 PM EDT

HHMI Selects 46 International Predoctoral Fellows

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries.
29-Jul-2014 9:00 PM EDT

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

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