The prestigious $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize honors outstanding mid-career inventors dedicated to improving the world through technological invention and innovation.
Kaelin is one of five scientists honored with the 2010 Canada Gairdner International Award in recognition of their contributions to medical science.
Researchers have identified key cells involved in zebrafish heart regeneration and begun to decipher the instructions the cells use to carry out their work.
New studies of how the heart develops in mouse embryos have brought researchers closer to understanding how to induce the body’s own cells to rebuild damaged arteries.
Scientists have found several new ways to kill M. tuberculosis, which could lead to the development of alternative drugs.
With the discovery of a sodium taste receptor, researchers have now identified the molecular receptors, cells, and coding logic for all five basic tastes.
A new imaging technique will allow scientists to focus on the tiny structures that mediate communication between neurons within relatively intact samples of brain tissue.
Researchers have identified two molecular keys that help release salts from cells, keeping them alive in the ever-changing salinity of their environment.
Interfering with communication among bacteria can prevent them from mounting a unified assault on their host.
Tiny, hair-like projections called cilia sense bitter material in the airways and help expel it.
HHMI is expanding collaborations with the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund, the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, and the Life Sciences Research Foundation to increase support for outstanding postdoctoral researchers.
HHMI researchers identify many potential new drug targets for cancers long deemed "untouchable."
Horvitz's election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society recognizes his exceptional contributions to science.
An international scientific challenge is being launched to speed development of new tools that accurately and automatically reconstruct the shape of brain cells from microscopy data.
A new type of scaffold for growing human cells mimics conditions inside the body better than flat Petri dishes.
Scientists have discovered sensory neurons within the antennae that help flies respond to wind.
Researchers have taken a major step toward developing a better animal model of human AIDS by genetically modifying HIV so that it can infect a species of rhesus monkeys.
New ways of imaging sugar molecules are creating a vibrant new biological frontier.
HHMI broadens its research support with the announcement of a new program to foster collaboration and innovation.
HHMI announces the names of scientists selected to pilot a new program devoted to supporting transformative, collaborative research.
HHMI researchers have found microRNAs in animal species whose last common ancestors were present on Earth about 1 billion years ago.
Researchers have shown that bacterial communication can be intercepted and chemically manipulated to control group behavior, such as virulence or the production of a useful products.
Scientists may be able to stave off influenza infection by targeting one of more than 100 proteins inside host cells on which the virus depends.
A mutant RNA may be partially to blame for the neurodegeneration associated with spinocerebellar ataxia type 3.
Researchers have designed and built two functional enzymes never seen in nature.