Three HHMI scientists are among 11 honored for excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.
The three scientists are recognized for elucidating basic neuronal mechanisms underlying perception and decision.
Searching for a new food source is a big decision for a worm, based on hunger, dining companions, oxygen availability, and, according to a new study, genetics.
A new imaging tool lets researchers watch individual neurons in the brains of living animals light up as they work together to control the animal’s behavior.
A newly identified "hot line" connects a worm's nervous system to its immune system.
Investigadores han descubierto una “línea directa” de comunicación que le permite al sistema nervioso de un gusano llamar al sistema inmune para coordinar la respuesta a patógenos infecciosos.
Scientists have shown how odor-sensing neurons in the worm can activate or inhibit other neurons that control crawling and turning.
Worms quickly learn to avoid smells associated with toxic foods.
Gusanos aprenden rápidamente a evitar olores asociados a alimentos con los que se han enfermado.
Researchers have discovered how the roundworm C. elegans senses oxygen concentrations in the highly variable soil environment where it lives.
HHMI investigators have found a gene that determines whether roundworms prefer to eat alone or in a group. Further studies may give a glimpse at the genetic origins of social behavior.
Three teams of Hughes researchers are closer to understanding how axons, the long projections of nerve cells, grow toward and across an organism's midline to wire up both sides of the body.