A new molecular portrait of rotavirus may help researchers design more effective vaccines against the lethal gastrointestinal infection that kills 500,000 children annually.
A new microscopy technique is enabling researchers to capture videos of fast-moving cellular processes with super high resolution.
Additional housing will be constructed on the Janelia Farm Research Campus to support the recruitment of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other scientists at the beginning of their careers.
New research indicates that in most cases, natural selection may shape the human genome much more slowly than previously thought.
The report "Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians" lays out a series of scientific competencies that students must master prior to attending medical school and medical students must understand upon completion of their MD.
A new report for the first time defines scientific competencies for future medical school graduates and for undergraduate students who want to pursue a career in medicine.
HHMI researchers identify many potential new drug targets for cancers long deemed "untouchable."
HHMI will hold its third nationwide competition to find 12 colleges and universities to join the Science Education Alliance, a bold effort to engage students through authentic research experiences at the start of their academic careers.
Mississippi high school teachers have teamed up with scientists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Marine Biological Laboratory to design a high school biology curriculum focused on fire ants.
Research suggests new avenues to treat or prevent infections by parasitic worms.
A protein often accused of sparking autoimmune disease can suppress the onset of inflammatory bowel disease.
HHMI scientists have taken a major step towards understanding the molecular mechanisms that transform Listeria monocytogenes from a harmless soil-dweller to a dangerous human pathogen by mapping the genes that Listeria expresses under different environmental conditions.
Former Trustee served HHMI for 18 years, helping shape the Institute's research programs.
Horvitz's election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society recognizes his exceptional contributions to science.
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can zap DNA, damage cells, and set the stage for the subsequent development of cancer. Scientists have now identified the built-in safety mechanism that forces some cells damaged by UV radiation to commit suicide so they do not perpetuate harmful mutations.
La radiación ultravioleta del sol puede destruir el ADN, dañar las células y predisponer al organismo para el desarrollo subsecuente de cáncer. Unos científicos han identificado el mecanismo de seguridad intrínseco que fuerza a algunas células dañadas por la radiación UV a cometer suicidio para no perpetuar mutaciones dañinas.
The movement of blood through the aorta of a developing embryo triggers the production of new blood stem cells.
On June 9, HHMI investigator Ron Evans will deliver a public talk, "Unlocking Ability: What Can Research Teach Us About Exercise?"
Scientists have identified a protein that hampers learning and memory by keeping DNA inside neurons tightly coiled.
HHMI President Robert Tjian is among those elected to the eminent scholarly organization.
As the academic year winds down, 112 medical, dental, and veterinary students are preparing to meet a new challenge: A year in a laboratory that will hone their scientific skills and prepare them for possible careers in research.
Genetic clues suggest how invasive breast cancer cells pry their way into the tightly protected interior of the brain.
With the emergence of a new strain of influenza A(H1N1), scientists have a unique opportunity to study viral evolution in action.
The pulsing of a single neuron can switch a brain’s waves from the equivalent of a big ocean swell to ripples on a pond.