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HHMI Investigator Carolyn Bertozzi Awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that HHMI Investigator Carolyn Bertozzi of Stanford University, Morten Meldal of University of Copenhagen, and K. Barry Sharpless of Scripps Research Institute are the recipients of the 2022...
5-Oct-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Fat Signals Us to Eat More of It

Scientists discover how fat triggers a gut-to-brain mechanism that drives us to keep consuming more of it. Their findings could one day lead to interventions to help treat obesity and associated disorders.
7-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ancient DNA Offers New Insights into the Origins and Spread of Languages and Populations Across the Southern Arc

Analyzing DNA from the remains of hundreds of ancient humans across West Asia, the Balkans, Greece, present-day Turkey, and other regions, scientists have revealed surprising migrations that illuminate human history and led to the languages billions...
2-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blanton Tolbert Named HHMI’s Inaugural Vice President of Science Leadership and Culture

Blanton Tolbert, a biochemist and administrative leader of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Case Western Reserve University, will serve as an HHMI vice president and head of the Institute’s new Center for Science Leadership and Culture.
1-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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