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How the Immune System Identifies Invading Bacteria


Never-before-seen images of mouse immune system proteins and bacterial bits reveal an inspection strategy that identifies pathogens.
14-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Silicon Probes Record Activity of Hundreds of Neurons Simultaneously


Neuroscientists who want to follow the nervous system’s cellular conversations will soon have access to easy-to-use technology that simultaneously monitors neural activity at hundreds of different sites within the brain.
6-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mini-Microscopes Reveal Brain Circuitry Behind Social Behavior


A microscope lens implanted deep inside a mouse’s brain shows different patterns of neural activity when the mouse interacts with males, females, or other stimuli. Now, researchers have discovered that sexual experience can trigger long-term...
1-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Enzyme Rewrites the Genome


A new type of DNA editing enzyme, developed in HHMI Investigator David Liu’s lab, lets scientists directly and permanently change single base pairs of DNA from A•T to G•C. The process could one day enable precise DNA surgery to correct...
24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Four HHMI Scientists Elected to the National Academy of Medicine


Four HHMI investigators have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine, an organization that honors professional achievement in the health sciences.
17-Oct-2017 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Whole Genome Sequencing Identifies New Genetic Signature for Autism


An analysis of the complete genomes of 2,064 people reveals that multiple genetic variations could contribute to autism. The work suggests that scanning whole genomes may one day be useful for clinical diagnostics.
12-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rosbash Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute announced today that Michael Rosbash, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Brandeis University, Jeffrey C. Hall of Brandeis University and Michael W. Young of the Rockefeller...
2-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Role for Fragile X Protein Could Offer Clues for Treatment


The protein behind fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of autism and intellectual disability, controls a suite of genetic regulators.
28-Sep-2017 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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