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New HHMI Program Pledges $1.5 Billion for Outstanding Early Career Faculty Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program will support up to 150 early career scientists for their research and their efforts to create labs in which everyone can thrive. Applications to the program are open now.
26-May-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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After More than 20 Years, Scientists Have Solved the Full-Length Structure of a Janus Kinase

More than two decades of effort went into a project that has now revealed the structure of a crucial signaling molecule, opening the door to new and better drugs for some cancers.
8-Mar-2022 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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When Ribosomes Collide: How Bacteria Clean Up After Molecular Crashes

Tiny cellular machines called ribosomes build proteins. When this building process goes awry in bacteria, ribosomes collide, triggering the arrival of a first responder molecule that begins a rescue operation.
4-Mar-2022 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Some Gut Microbes Awaken Zombie Viruses in Their Neighbors

Gut bacteria brew all sorts of chemicals, but we don’t know what most of them do. A new study suggests that one such compound, previously linked to cancer, may serve as a bizarre weapon in microbial skirmishes.
18-Feb-2022 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

These Scientists Are Racing to Beat Omicron

As teams of researchers around the world race to piece together a picture of the Omicron variant, they’re fast-tracking discoveries and transforming the way science is done.
21-Jan-2022 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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HHMI Invests $300 Million in 33 New Investigators

The scientists come from 21 US institutions and will join a community of Investigators who are tackling some of the most challenging problems in biomedical research.
21-Sep-2021 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Leopard Gecko Skin Tumors Traced to Cancer Gene

In a rare gecko color variety known as Lemon Frost, scientists have traced an unusual coloring and tendency to form tumors to a gene linked to human melanoma.
17-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Here’s How Insects Coax Plants into Making Galls

Scientists have identified proteins in aphid saliva that can alter plant development. These proteins drive abnormal growths called galls, which give insects a protected place to feed and reproduce.
24-Feb-2021 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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James Keeley
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