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.