Scientists are applying the tools and approaches of engineering to solve some practical problems and fathom the basic nature of things. Read about how engineers are influencing biology. Also in this issue:
HHMI's newest investigators are willing to sidle up to risk. Their approaches to research¿and life¿dispel many of the myths about the lone, detached scientist.
Joan Massagué was having too much fun to notice he was building a career¿and solving problems of cell signaling and cancer metastasis.
Nerve cells exploit a complex set of cues to wire up properly in developing organisms. A closer view of this process may ultimately help to correct neurological problems that lead to schizophrenia and other disorders.
The HHMI Bulletin is a quarterly print and online magazine featuring stories about the discoveries and innovations of HHMI scientists and grantees.