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HHMI scientists develop a much-needed genetic resource that is aiding development of wheat plants with improved traits.
A drawing, made by Santiago Ramón y Cajal of pyramidal neurons in the cerebral cortex of a rabbit, documented the presence of dendritic spines on the surfaces of some of the cells.
The Associated Press and HHMI announce yearlong collaboration on two pilot projects designed to expand AP’s science journalism.
HHMI investigators Stephen Elledge, Roel Nusse and Huda Zoghbi are honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
The microtubules inside cardiomyocytes buckle when the heart contracts.
HHMI, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announce the selection of 84 Faculty Scholars, early-career scientists who have great potential to make unique contributions to their field.