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Tomato’s Hidden Mutations Revealed in Study of 100 Varieties

A new analysis of difficult-to-access genetic variation is the most comprehensive ever conducted in plants. It could guide the improvement of tomatoes and other crops.
12-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Preventing ‘Cytokine Storm’ May Ease Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

A clinical trial in people with the new coronavirus is testing a drug that may halt an overactive immune response before it ramps up.
22-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SARS-CoV-2 Targets Many Cell Types, Analysis of Single-Cell Data Suggests

The new coronavirus invades cells that sport certain molecules on their surfaces. A network of researchers realized they already had the data to identify these cells.
12-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Clayton S. Rose Elected Chair of HHMI’s Trustees

Rose, President of Bowdoin College and a longtime Howard Hughes Medical Institute Trustee, will succeed Kurt L. Schmoke as Chair of the Trustees.
27-Apr-2020 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tracking the COVID-19 Pandemic with an App

Researchers and a volunteer team from Pinterest developed How We Feel, an app that lets users report symptoms of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
27-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Gut-to-Brain Circuit Drives Sugar Preference and May Explain Sugar Cravings

The sensation of sweetness starts on the tongue, but sugar molecules also trip sensors in the gut that directly signal the brain. This could explain why artificial sweeteners fail to satisfy the insatiable craving for sugar.
10-Apr-2020 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Repurposing Existing Drugs Could Offer Faster Path to COVID-19 Treatment

A map of interactions between the novel coronavirus and human proteins is helping scientists identify drugs that might work as therapeutics.
8-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virus-Scanning Tool Could Detect Previous COVID-19 Infections and Inform Vaccine Development

Using a research assay called VirScan, scientists plan to study how antibodies from people who have had COVID-19 attack the virus that causes it.
31-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT 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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