The HHMI Trustees have named Erin O'Shea the Institute's sixth president, succeeding Robert Tjian.
New experiments at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus show that activity in the cortex is critical for enacting a learned skill.
Biologist, educator, and author Sean B. Carroll honored with prestigious literary prize.
The MouseLight Project team at Janelia unveils a microscope and method for long-range tracing of neurons in the mouse brain.
New study suggests that graded changes in gene expression are an organizing principle for CA1 pyramidal cells in the hippocampus.
On February 24, HHMI investigator Bonnie Bassler will deliver a talk, “Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria,” at 7:00 p.m. at Janelia Research Campus.
Research uncovers new information about the biological processes that help ensure that two fly species don't interbreed.
HHMI researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that enables plants to detect when they are in the shade of other plants and adapt by speeding up their growth.
Using an advanced imaging system with adaptive optics, Janelia scientists have uncovered new details about how the brain processes visual information.
New research examines why some children born with heart defects also have developmental disabilities.
Researchers learn more details about how CRISPR works in cells.
Scientists show they can control whether mice perceive a taste as bitter or sweet by activating two small areas of the brain.
HHMI investigators Karl Deisseroth and Helen Hobbs are among five scientists honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
HHMI scientists have identified a set of proteins that plays a surprisingly broad role in guiding tissue formation in plant roots.
Within less than a second, the new IsoView microscope produces images of entire organisms, such as a zebrafish or fruit fly embryo, with enough resolution in all three dimensions that each cell appears as a distinct structure.
HHMI's Paul Modrich shares 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Tomas Lindahl and Aziz Sancar for studies of DNA repair.
New research indicates individual human neurons may harbor up to 1,000 genetic mutations.
HHMI Investigator Stephen Elledge of Brigham and Women's Hospital shares the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Evelyn Witkin of Rutgers University.
HHMI and the Zooniverse launch WildCam Gorongosa, a new citizen science project.
New imaging methods dramatically improve the spatial resolution provided by structured illumination microscopy, one of the best imaging techniques for seeing inside living cells.
HHMI scientists have discovered how the most common genetic defect in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis kills nerve cells.
Four HHMI scientists are among those honored by the prestigious Royal Society.
HHMI researchers solve a longstanding mystery about the origin of new cells in the liver.
HHMI President Robert Tjian will step down in late 2016.
On September 16, Matthew Scott, President of the Carnegie Institution for Science, will deliver a talk, “Exploring the Genes that Built You” at Janelia Research Campus.
HHMI selects 45 predoctoral students from 18 countries to receive fellowships that will help them complete their graduate degrees in the life sciences.
A lipid molecule called EET helps blood-forming stem cells replenish the immune system.
New research begins to explain how plants separate microbes they like from those they don't like.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s newly expanded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Program has awarded 30 fellowships to outstanding students who are pursuing a PhD in the life sciences and who are committed to increasing diversity among scientists.
HHMI scientists have profiled key features of the genetic material inside three types of brain cells and found vast differences in the patterns of chemical modifications that affect how the genes in each type of neuron are regulated.
New studies provide the first genetic evidence that humans interbred with Neanderthals in Europe.
HHMI announces five-year, $2.3 million grant to support educational activities and infrastructure development at the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
New technology developed by HHMI researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by analyzing a single drop of blood.
Nueva tecnología desarrollada por investigadores del HHMI hace que se pueda utilizar una gota de sangre de una persona para analizar infecciones presentes y pasadas con cualquier virus humano conocido.
Bassler shares prestigious honor for discovery of quorum sensing, a process that allows bacteria to communicate with each other.
Meet the new 2015 HHMI Investigators.
Meet the new 2015 HHMI Investigators.
An accomplished group, the 26 new HHMI investigators are at the forefront of discovery research.
New research hints at strategies fruit flies use to keep track of where they are going, even when it's dark.
HHMI's new science education initiative is challenging colleges and universities to increase their capacity to engage all students in science.
Studying fruit fly larvae, Janelia scientists have mapped the entire neural circuit involved in combining vibration and pain sensations used in triggering an escape behavior.
HHMI scientists are among 84 newly elected members.
Thousands of undergraduate students contribute to new study that broadens understanding of genetic diversity of bacteriophages.
Negative emotions associated with hunger can make it hard to maintain a diet and lose weight. Hunger-sensitive cells in the brain may help explain that struggle.
Las emociones negativas asociadas al hambre pueden hacer que sea difícil mantener una dieta y perder peso. Células sensibles al hambre en el cerebro pueden ayudar a explicar esa lucha.
Eleven HHMI scientists are elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Sixty-eight medical and veterinary students from 37 different schools across the country will participate in HHMI's year-long Medical Research Fellows Program.
HHMI researchers develop a new single-cell imaging technique that reveals the copy numbers and locations of thousands of RNA molecules inside a cell.
On May 13, Princeton University President Emerita Shirley Tilghman will deliver a talk, “The Wild and Wacky World of Epigenetics” at 7:00 p.m. at Janelia Research Campus.
HHMI researchers identify a rare genetic mutation that tamps down immune response to influenza.