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Two species of lionfish, the red lionfish (Pterois volitans) and the common lionfish (Pterois miles), have been established as invasive species off the East Coast of the United States and in the Caribbean.
HHMI will appoint up to 20 new biomedical researchers through a national open competition.
As few as eighteen of these norovirus particles are sufficient to infect one person.
The Associated Press and HHMI announce yearlong collaboration on two pilot projects designed to expand AP’s science journalism.
A section of stained human skin bearing a red tattoo.
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.
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.
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.