A childhood moving back and forth between Nicaragua and the United States helped Kelly M. Cadenas appreciate and take advantage of her educational opportunities.
Dania Daye is on her way to becoming a physician-scientist-engineer after a difficult childhood in Lebanon.
HHMI is expanding a program to further the graduate science education of talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
Sacha L. Prashad loves studying stem cells, which she says provide just the right combination of research and connection to the clinic.
Krystal R. St. Julien's struggle with sickle cell anemia inspired her to become a biochemist.
Meet the 2009 Gilliam Fellows.
HHMI researchers and their colleagues unveil the first comparative map of four primate genomes.
Blood platelets can destroy deadly malaria parasites. But a single dose of aspirin may be enough to thwart their killing power.
Nuevos estudios en ratones sugieren que las plaquetas sanguíneas pueden destruir los mortales parásitos de la malaria. Pero una única dosis de aspirina puede interferir con las plaquetas de forma suficiente como para impedir su poder letal.
The shapes of some of the tiniest cellular structures are coming into sharper focus at Janelia Farm, where scientists have developed a new imaging technology that produces the best three-dimensional resolution ever seen with an optical microscope.
Rajesh Gokhale has created a compound in his lab in India that stops tuberculosis by hitting four of the bacterium's crucial metabolic pathways at the same time.
Researchers have discovered a new form of cellular memory that appears to help immune cells "learn" from past encounters with pathogens so they can combat them more effectively the second time around.
Researchers have created an efficient way to detect genes that have been inappropriately fused together, a type of genetic abnormality that spurs the growth of blood and prostate cancers.
A novel kind of odor-detecting protein may explain some of the gaps in researchers' knowledge of how insects smell.
Una nueva clase de proteínas de detección de olores puede explicar algunas de las lagunas en el conocimiento que tienen los investigadores sobre cómo los insectos detectan los olores.
Twelve new colleges and universities have been chosen to join the Science Education Alliance's nationwide experiment–teach science to students by involving them in scientific discovery.
Hace un año, 12 universidades confiaron en la Alianza de Educación Científica del Instituto Médico Howard Hughes al unirse a un experimento de educación con una ambiciosa agenda –enseñar ciencia a estudiantes involucrándolos en descubrimientos científicos a una escala nacional–. Ahora 12 universidades adicionales han sido elegidas para unirse a la Alianza.
HHMI researchers track down the genes responsible for establishing the characteristic swirl of a snail shells.
A new microscopy technique that uses the principles underlying holography is helping researchers speed up imaging and optically manipulate living cells.
HHMI will award up to $25 million for a unique program that prepares scientists to translate laboratory discoveries into new medical treatments.
New ways of imaging sugar molecules are creating a vibrant new biological frontier.
A 20 year search has helped international research scholar Hugo D. Luján explain how the Giardia parasite hides from the immune system.