Venomous carniverous cone snails are a rich source of molecules for scientific research and potential drug development.
Understanding the neural circuits in the spinal cord that control movement.
The cellular and molecular nature of learning and memory, investigated in simpler sea slugs and more-complex mice.
In the 2004 Holiday Lectures on Science, HHMI investigators Ronald M. Evans and Jeffrey M. Friedman discuss how the body regulates weight by carefully controlling the storage and burning of fat—and how a better understanding of these complex metabolic systems could lead researchers to...
Dr. Friedman introduces the genes and circuits that control appetite, including the key role of leptin.
Dr. Evans describes how fat communicates with muscle and how diet and exercise influence that relationship.