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HHMI Awards $1.4 Million Each to 15 Hanna Gray Fellows to Support Diversity in Science

HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as 2019 HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows to support diversity in biomedical research. The 2020 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition is now open. Applications are due on January 8,...
11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“DNA Microscopy” Offers Entirely New Way to Image Cells

Rather than relying on optics, the microscopy system offers a chemically encoded way to map biomolecules’ relative positions.
19-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HHMI Announces $30 Million Science Education Initiative

HHMI's third competition for the Inclusive Excellence initiative will award grants to up to 30 schools to help increase their capacity to include students of diverse backgrounds in science.
1-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Penicillin Acts Like TNT for Bacteria

Although penicillin was discovered nearly a century ago, scientists are still learning how the drug makes bacterial cells pop like overfilled balloons.
19-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ron Vale Named Next Executive Director of Janelia Research Campus and HHMI Vice President

Vale, an HHMI investigator at the University of California, San Francisco, will serve as the second executive director of the Ashburn, Virginia-based biomedical research center.
21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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HIV Hidden in Patients’ Cells Can Now Be Accurately Measured

Until now, researchers haven’t been able to accurately quantify a latent form of HIV that persists in patients’ immune cells. A new genetic technique is fast and 10 to 100 times more accurate than previous diagnostics.
29-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

How to Rapidly Image Entire Brains at Nanoscale Resolution

A powerful new technique combines expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy for nanoscale imaging of fly and mouse neuronal circuits and their molecular constituents that’s roughly 1,000 times faster than other methods.
14-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Clovis People Spread to Central and South America, then Vanished

Scientists have found DNA evidence for the southward migration of the people who spread the so-called Clovis culture of North America. But starting about 9,000 years ago, these people were replaced by a distinct population.
17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems.


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