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Fast-acting Cholera Vaccine Could Curb Outbreaks

A weakened version of the bacteria that causes cholera provides quick protection to rabbits. The vaccine may one day stop outbreaks of the deadly intestinal disease.
12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish “Umbrella” Protects Stem Cells from Sun

Stem cells that make blood cells in fish flourish in the shade provided by a newly discovered cellular “umbrella” that keeps them safe from UV damage.
11-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Meet Three New Genes That May Have Influenced Human Brain Size

Three brain development genes are found only in humans and may have helped drive the rapid expansion of the brain starting roughly three million years ago.
31-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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HHMI Bets Big On 19 New Investigators

HHMI invests $200 million in a small cadre of leading scientists, challenging them to push the limits of what we know about biology.
18-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Neural Circuitry of Parental Behavior

HHMI scientists have deconstructed the brain circuits that control parenting behavior in mice, and identified discrete sets of cells that control actions, motivations, and hormonal changes involved in nurturing young animals.
9-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Detailed Structure Illuminates Brain-Enhancing Drug’s Action

A drug that reverses the effects of a cellular stress response restores learning and memory in mice with concussions. Now researchers can see the atomic-scale details of how the drug interacts with its protein target.
25-Mar-2018 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mosquito Brain Atlas Aims to Reveal Neural Circuitry of Behavior

HHMI researchers have built mosquitobrains.org, the first map of the female mosquito brain. The new resource may ultimately uncover the circuitry behind biting and other behaviors.
7-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Ancient DNA Tells Tales of Humans’ Migrant History

Fueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied – revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.
20-Feb-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites


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