Neurons deep in the fly’s brain tune in to some of the same basic visual features that neurons in bigger animals such as humans pick out in their surroundings. The new research is an important milestone toward understanding how the fly brain extracts relevant information about a visual scene to guide behavior.
HHMI researchers have designed an inhibitor that can reduce the expression of the mutated gene that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a potentially fatal heart condition.
La Real Academia de las Ciencias Sueca anunció que los investigadores del HHMI, Randy W. Schekman y Thomas C. Südhof, y James E. Rothman de la Universidad de Yale son los ganadores del Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina 2013 por sus descubrimientos sobre la maquinaria que regula el tráfico de vesículas, un importante sistema de transporte de nuestras células.
The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute announced that HHMI investigators Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof, and Yale's James E. Rothman are the recipients of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.
Janelia scientists launch collaboration to develop a new generation of devices to detect neural activity.
Some breast cancer cells have a leg up on survival—the genes they express make them more likely to spread and prosper in bone tissue.
Scientists have discovered that an active ingredient in an over-the-counter skin cream slows or stops the effects of Parkinson’s disease on brain cells.
Neuroscientist Cori Bargmann will discuss "Ancient Molecules and the Modern Brain: Understanding our Social Nature," at Janelia on September 18.
HHMI awards more than $1.8 million in fellowships to 42 international graduate students studying in the U.S.
Kathryn S. Brown, head of communications, oversees all communications and public relations for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
New thinking and technological innovation help Janelia researchers piece together a complex map of the neuronal connections that flies use to detect motion.
HHMI relaunches its primary public website. The new site uses Drupal, an open-source technology.
By activating a subset of brain cells in mice, researchers changed the way the animals remembered a particular setting.
New research reveals the cellular network that activates temperature-sensitive changes in an infectious fungus.
A new protein engineered by scientists at the Janelia Farm Research Campus fluoresces brightly each time it senses calcium, giving the scientists a way to visualize neuronal activity. The new protein is the most sensitive calcium sensor ever developed and the first to allow the detection of every neural impulse.
New research reveals details of changing DNA methylation patterns as the brain matures.
Proteins engineered to bind enhancer regions of the genome offer researchers a window into how genes are activated.
Scientists have identified a gene that enables wheat crops to fight off stem rust, a dreaded fungus that blights wheat fields with rusty brown lesions and reduces yields.
When injected into mice immediately following a traumatic event, a new drug prevents the animals from developing memory problems and increased anxiety that are indicative of post-traumatic stress disorder.
In one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes, researchers have altered the way the insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET.
Identification of a cell signaling pathway that affects the levels of the toxic protein responsible for the neurodegenerative disease SCA1 could lead researchers to new drugs.
Sixty-nine medical, dental, and veterinary students from 32 schools across the country will be engaging in laboratory research for a full year as participants in the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program.
Malaria parasites infecting human red blood cells send packets of information between cells to coordinate group activity. When the parasites are under stress, the communication increases their ability to develop into a new stage of the life cycle.
New research shows that about 10 percent of severe cases of congenital heart disease are caused by genetic mutations that are absent in the parents of affected children.