Researchers have learned how the immune system slices and dices genes so B cells can program antibodies to seek out and destroy invaders.
Two HHMI research teams have discovered new information about how the botulinum neurotoxin shuts down neurons with deadly efficiency.
P[acman], a new tool for inserting large genes into precise locations on the chromosome, may enable researchers to overcome challenges in pinning down the function of genes.
Here is a list of research institutions that qualify for the 2007 competition.
HHMI announces new national competition to appoint outstanding physician-scientists as HHMI investigators. The Institute expects to select approximately 15 new researchers by Fall 2007 and is committing approximately $200 million to their first term of appointment.
Some infectious diseases might run in families because susceptibility to them is inherited.
Proteins can wreak havoc in the brain even when the genes that encode them are perfectly normal.
Researchers have a new understanding of how sperm and eggs begin life with exactly one copy of each chromosome.
Five current HHMI investigators, one trustee of the Institute, one member of the Institute's scientific review board, and one HHMI international research scholar were among those honored.
Researchers have created a mouse model that closely mimics the most common childhood brain tumor.
Joan A. Steitz and Ronald M. Evans have received the Gairdner International Award.
Scientists have traced female fruitflies' complex behavioral change after mating to a single protein in the semen of males.
Knocking out a gene that helps repair nicks in DNA causes young mice to develop many of the degenerative characteristics of their wizened elders.
HHMI scientists and colleagues at Johns Hopkins have found a critical clue that helps explain what goes wrong in a key region of the brain at the onset of Down syndrome.