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.
New experiments at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus show that activity in the cortex is critical for enacting a learned skill.
Biologist, educator, and author Sean B. Carroll honored with prestigious literary prize.
The MouseLight Project team at Janelia unveils a microscope and method for long-range tracing of neurons in the mouse brain.
New study suggests that graded changes in gene expression are an organizing principle for CA1 pyramidal cells in the hippocampus.
On February 24, HHMI investigator Bonnie Bassler will deliver a talk, “Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria,” at 7:00 p.m. at Janelia Research Campus.
Research uncovers new information about the biological processes that help ensure that two fly species don't interbreed.
HHMI researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that enables plants to detect when they are in the shade of other plants and adapt by speeding up their growth.
Using an advanced imaging system with adaptive optics, Janelia scientists have uncovered new details about how the brain processes visual information.
New research examines why some children born with heart defects also have developmental disabilities.
Researchers learn more details about how CRISPR works in cells.
Scientists show they can control whether mice perceive a taste as bitter or sweet by activating two small areas of the brain.
HHMI investigators Karl Deisseroth and Helen Hobbs are among five scientists honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
HHMI scientists have identified a set of proteins that plays a surprisingly broad role in guiding tissue formation in plant roots.
Within less than a second, the new IsoView microscope produces images of entire organisms, such as a zebrafish or fruit fly embryo, with enough resolution in all three dimensions that each cell appears as a distinct structure.
HHMI's Paul Modrich shares 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Tomas Lindahl and Aziz Sancar for studies of DNA repair.
New research indicates individual human neurons may harbor up to 1,000 genetic mutations.
HHMI Investigator Stephen Elledge of Brigham and Women's Hospital shares the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Evelyn Witkin of Rutgers University.
HHMI and the Zooniverse launch WildCam Gorongosa, a new citizen science project.
New imaging methods dramatically improve the spatial resolution provided by structured illumination microscopy, one of the best imaging techniques for seeing inside living cells.
HHMI scientists have discovered how the most common genetic defect in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis kills nerve cells.
Four HHMI scientists are among those honored by the prestigious Royal Society.
HHMI researchers solve a longstanding mystery about the origin of new cells in the liver.
HHMI President Robert Tjian will step down in late 2016.