The Howard Hughes Medical Institute today announced that is has awarded $15 million in grants to support the research of 47 outstanding biomedical researchers in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.
A talk by Argentine scientist Ana Belen Elgoyhen highlights the problems faced by many biomedical researchers in Latin America.
The College of the Holy Cross offers free training every summer to two fortunate Worcester Public School science teachers.
High school science teachers are refreshing their skills at summer programs offered by the College of the Holy Cross, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
The University of Missouri-Columbia is bringing state-of-the-art equipment to teachers who might not otherwise have such exposure.
While filling in for public school teachers who are away on sabbatical, some recent science graduates from the College of the Holy Cross discover that teaching is their calling.
Teacher training programs give scientists new understanding and respect for their precollege colleagues.
Stephen Blacklow, a former HHMI postdoctoral fellow, has made a discovery that may explain why some people have high cholesterol levels
Jeffrey M. Friedman and colleagues report that the weight-reducing effects of the hormone leptin result from interaction with a receptor in the brain's hypothalamus and other tissues.
New Jersey State Aquarium runs a day camp and other programs where Camden youngsters can explore science.
Participants at HHMI's undergraduate science education conference discuss techniques for determining the impact of their efforts.
Education conference at HHMI focuses on th eimpact of new technology on science education in the schools and other settings.
Garnett L. Keith, chairman of SeaBridge Investment Advisors L.L.C., in Summit, New Jersey, has been elected Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the nation's largest philanthropy.
Graeme Bell and other researchers have found a gene that may make people susceptible to type II diabetes.
Two HHMI physician postdoctoral fellows have developed Medsite Navigator to assist patients, physicians and researchers in locating high-quality medical and scientific information.
Scattered across reservations on the wind-swept plains of North Dakota, a network of schools is encouraging Native American students to pursue science.
The Institute brings together its international research scholars from 10 European countries, in the Czech capital.
A team of HHMI scientists has peered deep inside HIV-1 for a closer view of the fragile shell that envelops the virus' genetic material.
HHMI's international program brings together scientists from the Baltics, Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Dan Littman and fellow researchers have found a receptor for HIV that appears to play a key role in the transmission of the virus between individuals.
Michael Naski has helped to identify a genetic mutation that can cause bones to stop growing, leading to a form of dwarfism.
HHMI researchers have learned that basal cell carcinoma is caused by a defect in a gene that restrains cell growth.
HHMI scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are blocking the enzyme telomerase in a new strategy to prevent cancer cells from dividing.
Don Ganem's decision to search for a viral cause for Kaposi's sarcoma was considered risky by many molecular biologists.
Sharon Long's studies of signal transduction pathways in plants could yield insights into cancer and other diseases in humans.
Hughes researchers have developed a technique that may speed the identification of more tumor suppressor genes.
Changes in the health care system are leading some young physicians to reexamine their plans for combining research and clinical practice.
International research scholar Alec Jeffeys believes that radiation leaked from Chernobyl more than a decade ago may only now be manifesting its diastrous legacy.
Students at Texas Tech University are co-authors on a Nature paper showing a high rate of genetic change in rodents living near the Chernobyl reactor.
HHMI investigator Michael J. Welsh's research team has found that the airways of CF patients lack a natural substance that kills bacteria.
Hughes investigator Ronald D. Vale's research provides fresh insight into the structure and operation of the motor proteins that convert chemical energy in the cell into physical movement.
Experiments by Marc Caron and colleagues reveal the importance of the dopamine transporter in conditions such as addiction, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease.
The discovery of a common genetic circuit for limb formation in arthropods is not only important for developmental biology, but also holds promise as an important new window to the past.
The Institute's Trustees accepted Helen K. Copley's resignation at their November meeting. Copley was one of the original group of Trustees appointed by the Delaware Court of Chancery in 1984.