Researchers have identified a chemical messenger that helps different sites on individual neurons coordinate with one another.
Scientists have demonstrated how protocells might have taken up nutrients from the earth's early environment to propel their growth.
Scientists have discovered that the mutation that causes Rett syndrome interferes with the regulation of 2,500 other genes.
A protein previously thought to identify only colon cancer stem cells is actually prevalent throughout primary colon tumors.
A prominent protein on the surface of liver cells protects organisms during sepsis, one of the most common and deadly side effects of bacterial infection.
HHMI researchers bring the arcane world of protein folding to the online gaming arena with the launch of "Foldit."
Investigadores del HHMI acercan el arcano mundo del plegamiento proteico al terreno de juegos en Internet con el lanzamiento de “Pliégalo”.
Researchers have produced the first high-resolution map showing the structural variation that exists in the human genome.
A mutant RNA may be partially to blame for the neurodegeneration associated with spinocerebellar ataxia type 3.
Vision has improved in all three patients who have received gene therapy for a rare but severe form of retinal degeneration.
Just three years after discovering a genetic mutation that causes a trio of leukemias, HHMI researchers have helped move a new leukemia drug into clinical trials.
HHMI researchers identify rare mutations in three genes that contribute to blood pressure variation in the general population.
Investigadores del HHMI han encontrado que mutaciones raras en tres genes contribuyen a variaciones en la presión arterial de la población general.
A new picture of a genetic parasite is helping researchers see how specialized segments of RNA escape from their positions in the genome and invade new ones.
New studies provide a fresh view of the computational power of neurons.
Researchers have identified hundreds of genes that keep embryonic stem cells in their characteristic malleable state.
Researchers have designed and built two functional enzymes never seen in nature.
Con la ayuda de la donación de tiempo computacional de miles de personas en todo el mundo, Investigadores del HHMI han diseñado y construido dos enzimas funcionales nunca antes vistas en la naturaleza.
A cellular gatekeeper inside a malaria parasite doesn't care whether the amino acid letters on a protein's entry ticket are out of order.
Researchers studying spinocerebellar ataxia have uncovered a pathological mechanism that may also underlie more common neurological diseases.
HHMI announces a major new program that will provide much-needed support to some of the nation's best early career faculty.
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Metastatic colon cancers carry the ability to metastasize from the time they become cancerous, and don't need to acquire any new genetic mutations to become metastatic.
A fruit fly's misguided neurons provide a fascinating look at the evolution of systems that detect carbon dioxide.
People who lack a certain large segment of DNA have a previously unrecognized syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures, and slight physical abnormalities.