The mucosal immune system is often the first to tangle with microbial invaders. To better understand it, scientists should focus on the interplay between the mucosal immune system and friendly microbes.
HHMI investigator William Newsome and NYU researcher J. Anthony Movshon are recipients of the 2010 Vision Award.
Schmoke, Dean of the Howard University School of Law, succeeds Hanna H. Gray as Chairman of the Trustees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Researchers have identified a set of hybrid genes that may accelerate the growth of prostate cancer, gastric cancer, and melanoma.
The prestigious $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize honors outstanding mid-career inventors dedicated to improving the world through technological invention and innovation.
A pediatric kidney cancer called Wilms tumor may, with just a few genetic changes, hijack pathways that ordinarily drive development of normal kidney tissue.
HHMI researcher Thomas C. Sudhof shares the 2010 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience with Richard H. Scheller and James E. Rothman.
A new genetic analysis suggests that the strains of influenza circulating in the United States can migrate to the rest of the world.
HHMI and the University of KwaZulu-Natal announce appointment of Bishai as the first permanent director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH).
A mysterious swallowing disorder bears similarities to a disease that afflicts parrots and other exotic birds.
A genome-wide search reveals a genetic survival pathway that is switched on in many of the most aggressive glioblastomas.
A unique analysis of environmental contributors to type 2 diabetes has confirmed a link between several pollutants and the disease, while also pointing toward a form of vitamin E as a possible risk factor.
Thirteen HHMI professors with successful science education programs were awarded a total of $9 million over the next four years.
MIT will use part of its $1.8 million HHMI grant to share its online science educational tools with a larger worldwide audience through its OpenCourseWare (OCW) program.
The University of North Texas will use a portion of its first $1.3 million HHMI grant to encourage a successful transition for students from community colleges to the four-year school and expand research opportunities to more students.
The University of Miami is using a portion of its new $1.4 million HHMI grant to spearhead an approach that focuses on preparing undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to succeed in science.
The Science Literacy Program (SLP), funded by an HHMI grant, will help faculty from four departments—chemistry, physics, biology, and geological sciences—transform the classes they offer to non-science majors.
Lehigh's Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute (BDSI)—a 10-week summer program—places undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members on interdisciplinary teams to tackle projects such as looking for drugs to treat stress disorders and developing reliable methods to separate cells in the blood for detection of HIV.
High school students across New Mexico have conducted basic genetics experiments with the help of New Mexico State University scientists and a mobile lab that travels to a different high school each week.
A list of the universities that received grants for 2010 through HHMI's Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program and the HHMI Professors Program.
To better tailor the premed curriculum to the needs of future physicians, Yale University is developing a cluster of new interdisciplinary courses that devote special focus to the concepts most relevant to medicine.
The University of Missouri, Columbia's interdisciplinary program with the renowned University of Missouri School of Journalism will prepare up-and-coming scientists to communicate with—even educate—the public.
The University of Maryland will use a portion of its new $1.5 million grant to partner with the nonprofit MDBio Foundation to bring its mobile laboratory to high schools throughout the state for one-week visits.
The University of California, Los Angeles will use part of a new $1.2 million HHMI grant to break down artificial boundaries imposed by traditional major requirements to allow students to experience the thrill of the scientific chase.
At Cornell University's popular summer workshops, teachers spend their days sharpening their skills.
At Washington University in St. Louis, freshmen in a special genomics course learn by doing. Working in small teams, they isolated and sequenced the DNA of phages.
The University of Alabama's new grant will create a semester-long introductory seminar that will rotate among three campuses.
With its new HHMI science education grant, the school’s first, Florida International University will create a more hands-on, active learning environment in introductory science courses.
Rice University's program aims to open students’ eyes to the challenges of global health, and help them use the tools of science and engineering to design solutions that are affordable, effective, and culturally appropriate.
University of Pittsburgh’s latest HHMI grant will help improve how science is taught and will be used to expand students’ opportunities for mentorship and peer-to-peer support.
With a portion of its the new HHMI grant, the University of Arizona will add to its BioMath course offerings and provide support to undergraduates doing summer research at the interface of biology and math.
Clemson University wants middle and high school students to think about going to college—and about majoring in science when they get there.
An undergraduate laboratory class called the “Python Project” teaches students about the python genome.
HHMI today announced new grants totaling $79 million that will help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education nationwide.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Carolina Covenant Scholars Program seeks to devise effective strategies to significantly increase diversity in the research community.
The central goal of Boston University's program, which is part of a broader science education initiative funded by an HHMI grant, is to bring students in the lab earlier in their undergraduate years.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's week-long Mad Biology Boot Camp brings students together before classes start to give them a preview of college life and teach them to manage time and stress.
Fellows and supporting faculty will discuss effective teaching methods, as well as design and revise educational materials.
With support from HHMI, Duke University is giving undergraduates a taste of the cross-displinary, collaborative world of research with the new theme of its undergraduate research program, "Inquiry Across Scale: From Genes to Cognition."
The California Institute of Technology will use part of a new $1.6 million grant to further empower its students in the classroom and the lab.
With support from HHMI, Delaware has set up a core calculus course that covers materials punctuated by examples that are relevant to biology students.
A team of about a dozen scientists and educators will develop "plug and play" modules that instructors can integrate into existing biology courses to introduce statistical techniques.
A new HHMI-funded program at Georgetown University is designed to show students that a scientific life is not only attainable, but appealing.
Western Michigan will offer 15 research internships for education students the summer before their junior year in areas ranging from neurobiology to nuclear physics.
A new $1 million grant from HHMI will allow Carnegie Mellon University to continue several student research programs it has created to meet the research experience needs of undergraduates.
With a new HHMI grant, MSU will modify a popular half-day outreach program for middle school girls, Science Saturdays, to attract more Native American students.
With the help of a 2006 HHMI grant, the University of Texas at Austin created year-long Research Streams for freshmen, a program that will grow with the school’s most recent grant.
HHMI has funded an outreach program since 2002 in which North Carolina State University partners with an environmental learning center in a poor, rural area in the northeastern part of the state.
Through its new HHMI grant, Brown University will bring together four diverse, eight-person research teams each summer.
With its first HHMI grant, Northwestern University (NU) will create a formal program to encourage an addiction to scientific inquiry.