Searching for a new food source is a big decision for a worm, based on hunger, dining companions, oxygen availability, and, according to a new study, genetics.
The 2011 prize honors Elaine Fuchs, James Thomson, and Shinya Yamanaka for pioneering work in isolating human stem cells.
Flickering black and white movies show components of the spliceosome coming and going from bits of RNA as they await processing.
The clear and watery substance that bathes the brain and spinal cord is enough to support the growth of neural stem cells in the lab.
Specific traits that distinguish humans from their closest living relatives can be attributed to the loss of chunks of DNA that control when and where genes are turned on.
With the flick of a genetic light switch, researchers have reduced symptoms of anxiety in laboratory mice.
A new genetic method for labeling cells transforms the tangles of neurons within the brain of a fruit fly into fantastic rainbows of color.
Janelia researchers create a new microscope that uses a thin sheet of light to reveal the dynamic inner life of cells.
Triple-negative tumors lack three traits that can be targeted by available breast cancer treatments. But new findings suggest treatment possibilities for these aggressive cancers may be at hand.
Gloria Tavera is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Nine science students from universities across the United States are named the 2011 Gilliam Fellows.
Sandra Jones is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Nicolas Altemose is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Chinweike Okegbe is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Espoir Kyubwa is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
HHMI has doubled the number of the Gilliam Fellowships available to Ph.D.-seeking students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
Nadia Herrera is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Jessica Cabral Jimenez is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Andria Ashmore is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Benyam Kinde is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
The HHMI Bulletin iPad app is now available for download in the Apple App Store.
A newly identified genetic marker appears to predict a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder in women, but not in men.
Graham Walker will talk about running a science education research group and developing resources for MIT and the larger education community in a AAAS plenary talk.
A rapid new method of blocking gene function is letting researchers dissect how stem cell progenitors in the skin split their energy between creating copies of themselves and crafting specialized new cells.
A corrective strategy used by astronomers to sharpen images of celestial bodies can now help scientists see with more depth and clarity into the living brain of a mouse.