Four HHMI scientists are among those honored by the prestigious Royal Society.
Susan Lindquist, an HHMI investigator, and Stephen Benkovic, a member of HHMI's Scientific Review Board, are among ten recipients of this year's National Medal of Science.
Scientists have mapped previously unknown pathways in yeast cells that link the overactivity of a mysterious gene to the death of nerve cells in Parkinson's disease.
Susan Lindquist believes that if “personalized medicine” for complex neurodegenerative disorders is to become a reality then scientists must begin developing more rigorous approaches to identifying and validating promising new therapies.
Researchers have identified small regions within a yeast protein that control the protein's conversion to an infectious agent known as a prion.
Defects in a critical cellular pathway can lead to symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Misfolded yeast prion proteins may underlie the generation of new adaptive survival traits.
HHMI researchers propose a new model describing how yeast prions assemble.
HHMI researchers have altered a protein to transmit a specific trait from one generation of yeast cell to another.
A team of scientists from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Chicago has found that a ubiquitous protein may explain how relatively sudden changes in body shape occur in a species.