New research adds to growing evidence that Parkinson's disease may arise in part from neurons’ failure to recycle the materials used to package and transport neurotransmitters.
The Associated Press and HHMI’s Department of Science Education announce a yearlong collaboration on two pilot projects designed to expand AP’s science journalism.
HHMI scientists develop a much-needed genetic resource that is aiding development of wheat plants with improved traits.
HHMI investigators Stephen Elledge, Roel Nusse and Huda Zoghbi are among the scientists honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
HHMI researchers identify the mechanisms that pathogenic bacteria use to waterlog the space between plant cells in the leaves, allowing the bacteria to reproduce and spread infection.
Eight HHMI scientists are among 391 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Janelia scientists have developed the first adaptive light-sheet microscope — an instrument that continuously analyzes and adapts to dynamic changes in a specimen and thereby improves spatial resolution.
HHMI researchers find that a gene that blocks the differentiation of pigment-producing cells in the skin of the African striped mouse helps in generating the mouse’s characteristic light-colored stripes.
The first unbiased genetic screen for sleep defects in mice yields two interesting mutants, Sleepy, which sleeps excessively, and Dreamless, which lacks rapid eye movement sleep.
Janelia scientists are learning how animals adjust their physical exertion as changes in the environment or their own bodies alter how efficiently they move.
Three HHMI investigators and two HHMI professors have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.
A new viral vector will help scientists understand large-scale neural networks.
HHMI researchers have learned to program T cells as if they were "microscopic robots" -- to sense inputs and to respond.
HHMI, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announce the selection of 84 Faculty Scholars, early-career scientists who have great potential to make unique contributions to their field.
Two films and one short film series produced by HHMI’s Tangled Bank Studios and BioInteractive won awards at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards.
New program aims to recruit and retain early-career scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Lasker Award honors research showing how cells from humans and most animals sense and adapt to changes in oxygen availability.
HHMI awards research fellowships to 20 predoctoral students from 14 countries to help them complete their graduate studies in the U.S.
Janelia scientists have identified a gene that causes male Drosophila to produce different courtship songs.
Using novel computational and biochemical approaches, HHMI scientists have designed and built from scratch 10 large protein icosahedra that are similar to viral capsids that carry viral DNA.
HHMI selects 34 new Gilliam Fellows -- outstanding young scientists who have expressed a clear commitment to advancing diversity among scientists.
The KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB-HIV and the Africa Centre for Population Health join forces to form a new interdisciplinary institute to fight tuberculosis, HIV and related diseases.
International research team unveils new data describing the interaction between genetic and epigenetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Janelia scientists find that a molecule best known for its role in pain perception also plays an important role in regulating body weight.
HHMI scientists have pioneered the use of genome editing to trace lineage in living systems.
HHMI Investigator David E. Clapham, MD, PhD, will become Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, effective September 1, 2016.
Zoghbi shares Shaw Prize for research leading to discovery of genes and proteins involved in Rett syndrome.
Researchers have discovered that fat tissue is a previously unrecognized reservoir of trypanosomes, the parasites that cause sleeping sickness.
Ninety-one schools have been invited to submit full proposals to apply for grants through HHMI’s $60 million Inclusive Excellence initiative that is encouraging colleges and universities to broaden access to science excellence for all students.
HHMI scientists have designed a potential cancer therapy that uses a unique strategy to block a molecule that drives the growth of cancer.
A new partnership between HHMI’s Educational Media Group and the Biomedical Neuroscience Institute (BNI) at Universidad de Chile will provide teachers and students in Latin America with free access to science education materials produced by HHMI BioInteractive.
Profesores y estudiantes de América Latina tendrán libre acceso a los materiales de multimedia de educación científica producidos por HHMI BioInteractive que han sido premiados, gracias a una nueva colaboración entre el Grupo de Medios Educativos del HHMI y el Instituto de Neurociencia Biomédica (BNI) de la Universidad de Chile.
HHMI launches new program to provide advanced technology for use in core facilities that are intended to serve a cohort of users – including researchers from outside the HHMI community.
New experiments help explain how the brain speeds up or slows down movement.
HHMI scientists are among 84 newly elected members and 21 foreign associates.
Analyses of ancient DNA from prehistoric humans paint a picture of dramatic population change in Europe from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago.
Sixty-six medical and veterinary students from 34 schools across the nation will spend a full year of mentored biomedical research training as fellows in HHMI's Medical Research Fellows Program.
On May 18, Michael Kennedy will deliver a talk, “The Power of Community: Improving STEM Futures for Urban Youth” at 7:00 p.m. at Janelia Research Campus
New research from Janelia scientists suggests the brain is organized into modules that work together to maintain critical functions, even in the face of disturbances.
Up to 15 new HHMI professors will receive $1 million over five years to develop innovative approaches to teaching undergraduate science.
HHMI scientists have discovered a command center in the brain that controls how much insects eat and how quickly they consume their food.
HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announce the International Research Scholars Program which aims to support up to 50 outstanding early career scientists worldwide.
In only the second time in history, all five Canada Gairdner International Awards are being given to one topic -- CRISPR-Cas technology.
HHMI scientists identify a region of the brain that is critical in translating danger signals detected by the nose into physiological responses.
Janelia announces the establishment of the neuronal cell biology program and recruitment of the first group leaders.
HHMI scientists identify a gene that might serve as a molecular link between mood and the circadian clock.
Debora Spar, PhD, president of Barnard College, is HHMI's newest Trustee.
HHMI researchers have identified 27 genes in brain stem cells that are prone to a type of DNA damage called double-strand breaks.
New study suggests why mice with cystic fibrosis mutations can stave off bacterial infections in their lungs.
The HHMI Trustees have named Erin O'Shea the Institute's sixth president, succeeding Robert Tjian.