A team of HHMI researchers and their colleagues have identified a genetic mutation that increases susceptibility to massive bacterial infections and septic shock.
The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute has awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Günter Blobel.
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.
A team of biologists has determined the three-dimensional structure of an enzyme that allows certain bacteria to resist the killing effects of the antibiotic gentamicin. The structure is also shared by a number of proteins involved in basic biological processes, including circadian rhythms and gene regulation.
A two-tiered boost to the immune system may allow the body to better fight cancer on its own.
Studies of a molecule that causes severe weight loss in cancer patients may yield new drugs to treat obesity.
HHMI researchers find that the mahogany protein suppresses obesity and plays a role in the immune system.
With odorant receptor genes from Drosophila in hand, researchers hope to learn how odors influence behavior.
How does the nose discriminate between different odors?