HHMI researchers have identified a neural circuit in the subfornical organ that regulates thirst in mice.
When battling a chronic infection, killer T cells must take a break so they can continue to fight off infection.
Janelia reseachers show that Hox proteins trigger gene activity through weak interactions at previously unrecognized DNA binding sites in the genome.
On February 18, Janelia group leader Luke Lavis will speak about “The Chemistry of Color” at 7:00 p.m. at Janelia Research Campus.
Scientists have determined new structures of an essential cellular recycling machine with near atomic-level detail. The structures, which show a protein called NSF alone and interacting with its target, a protein complex called SNARE that is formed when membranes fuse together.
HHMI scientists and their colleagues discover a new mechanism of protein synthesis.
Fernando Amat, Philipp Keller, and William Lemon win first prize in the 2014 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition for their video that captures the early development of a fruit fly embryo.
Researchers at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus have used motion-capture technology to reveal new insight into the sophisticated information processing and acrobatic skills of dragonflies on the hunt.
HHMI investigator Jennifer Doudna is among six scientists honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
Lattice light sheet microscopy, a new imaging platform developed at Janelia, lets biologists see 3-D images of subcellular activity in real time.
Six HHMI scientists have been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine.
On November 19, Janelia group leader Gwyneth Card will deliver a talk, "Taking Action: How Small Brains Make Big Choices."
Eric Betzig, director de grupo en Janelia, gana el Premio Nobel por el desarrollo de la microscopía de fluorescencia de super-resolución.
Video, images, and related news resources for use by the media in covering the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Janelia group leader Eric Betzig wins Nobel Prize for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.
Retracing the ancient battles between jumping genes and the defenses human cells deploy to keep them in check.
Janelia scientists are learning how the brain switches between random and strategic modes.
HHMI scientists have shown that previously unrecognized groups contributed to the genetic mix now present in most modern-day Europeans.
HHMI expands the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study, a highly successful program for graduate students who are pursuing a PhD in the life sciences and who are committed to increasing diversity among scientists.
HHMI Investigator Sangeeta Bhatia is recognized for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve human health.
HHMI Investigator Peter Walter of UCSF shares the 2014 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Kazutoshi Mori of Kyoto University.
New research by HHMI scientists shows that the emotional memory of an experience is malleable.
Janelia scientists are learning how the brain makes sense of new places.
HHMI scientists have devised a technique to identify hard-to-find gene mutations that crop up in a fraction of the body's cells.
By studying dirty flies, Janelia scientists hope to learn how animals carry out sequences of movements that make up more complex behaviors.
The September 17 lecture, “Unraveling Infectious Disease Mysteries Through Genomics,” is free, but tickets are required for admission.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries.
Big data can mean big headaches for scientists. A new library of software tools from Janelia speeds analysis of data sets so large and complex they would take days or weeks to analyze on a single workstation—if a single workstation could do it at all.
Janelia researchers develop a new computational method that can essentially automate much of the time-consuming process of reconstructing an animal's developmental building plan cell by cell.
Fifteen outstanding researchers from 13 institutions are named HHMI Professors.
HHMI and GBMF announce the establishment of an Advanced Imaging Center at Janelia that will make leading-edge imaging technologies more widely available to the scientific community before the instruments are available commercially.
Every millisecond counts when a fruit fly is being hunted by a damselfly. Janelia scientists find that fruit flies can deploy two escape behaviors, depending on circumstances.
HHMI researchers find that a single-letter change in the genetic code is enough to generate blond hair in humans.
HHMI selects 37 research universities to receive $60 million in grants to improve how science is taught.
Through its 2014 Sustaining Excellence competition, HHMI is awarding new science education grants that will support activities at 37 research universities.
Peter Walter shares prize for discovery of the unfolded protein response of the endoplasmic reticulum.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the Pennsylvania State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and HHMI are working together to learn how to adapt the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at more universities.
HHMI scientists are among ten newly elected foreign members.
HHMI scientists are among 84 newly elected members.
HHMI scientists develop new tool to silence neurons with an unprecedented level of control.
Ten HHMI investigators are elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Seventy medical and veterinary students from 37 different schools across the country will be engaging in laboratory research for a full year as participants in the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program.
Janelia researchers speed up image-processing time and get sharper microscopy images by employing techniques used by astonomers and ophthalmologists.
John P. Donoghue, Director of the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University, will speak on April 30 at 7PM at Janelia.
HHMI researchers have tested the olfactory capacity of human volunteers and found that humans are capable of discriminating at least one trillion different odors.
HHMI researchers show that rising temperatures can cause spread of malaria to areas where the disease had not been endemic historically.
Investigadores del HHMI demuestran que el aumento de temperaturas puede causar la dispersión de la malaria en zonas donde la enfermedad no ha sido endémica históricamente.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have created a portrait of a DNA-snipping protein called Cas9, a powerful research tool used in many labs for genome editing.
In the last five years, 4,800 students at 73 colleges and universities nationwide have taken HHMI's Science Education Alliance (SEA) Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (PHAGES) research course.
New research from HHMI scientists reveals how a foreign-DNA-destroying system, known as CRISPR, efficiently locates its DNA targets within a bacterial genome.