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Virtual Lab Series

In six interactive virtual labs, identify bacteria, examine heart patients, probe the nervous system, assay antibodies, study circadian rhythms, and analyze evolution in action in stickleback fish.

Winter 2014, HHMI Bulletin

Shipping News: Nobel-winning work on the basics of cellular transport. Available in print.

The Double Helix

This film tells the story of the scientists and evidence involved in one of the most important scientific quests of the 20th century: the discovery of the structure of DNA. Available on DVD.

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Leading evolution educator Ken Miller discusses the controversy surrounding the teaching of evolution, presents compelling evidence for evolution and reasons why "intelligent design" is not scientific. The presentation also features Dr. Miller's responses to questions from a live audience of high...
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What are embryonic stem cells? Why are they potent? How do they differ from adult stem cells? Are embryonic development and regeneration intimately connected? In four presentations, Dr. Douglas A. Melton and Dr. Nadia Rosenthal discuss how stem cells may hold the key for curing diseases and...
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This book takes you step by step through the behind-the-scenes activities that result in a successful training event. You may use, copy, or distribute these publications or any excerpts provided that use is for noncommercial educational purposes.
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Based on courses held in 2002 and 2005 by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators. The second edition contains three new chapters on laboratory leadership, project management, and teaching and course...
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In this report: Pursuing a scientific vision at the new Janelia Farm Research Campus, finding unexpected paths to discovery in biomedical research, and transforming the educational landscape with innovative grant programs. 74 pages. The HHMI annual report reviews accomplishments in biomedical...
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How has the amazing diversity of plants and animals evolved? What can fossils, butterflies, and stickleback fish tell us about the deep common ancestry of all living forms? In four presentations, Dr. Sean B. Carroll and Dr. David M. Kingsley explore how key developmental genes, natural selection,...
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In this report: Development of novel animal models, discovery of new techniques and tools, elucidation of complex structures, and sharing knowledge to support science education. 70 pages. The HHMI annual report reviews accomplishments in biomedical research and science education and provides a...
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Scientists are unraveling the mechanisms that dictate how the brain and body regulate weight. In four presentations, Dr. Ronald M. Evans and Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman discuss what the latest advances in genetic and molecular research tell us about why some people are hefty while others are lean....
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In this report: Innovations and discoveries in disease research, cell biology, genetics, perception and behavior, the immune system, and science education. 66 pages. The HHMI annual report reviews accomplishments in biomedical research and science education and provides a summary of the Institute'...
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In certain families, small genetic variations bring good health and long life. Can researchers use this knowledge to benefit us all? Also in this issue: Investigating the roots of heart disease, physician-scientist Helen Hobbs applies what she learns in the clinic to her research in the lab;...
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Biomedical scientists can gain essential insights from patients that help move their research in new directions. In four lectures, Dr. Bert Vogelstein and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi discuss how their patients have led them to a deeper understanding of the genetic and molecular bases of cancer and...
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The sequencing of the human genome has set the stage for a vast revolution in the biomedical sciences. In four presentations featuring state-of-the-art animations and compelling graphics, Dr. Stuart L. Schreiber and Dr. Eric S. Lander open a window onto the fast-paced world of genomic science and...
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A curled lip, a furrowed brow—sometimes even a small change in expression can reveal far more than words. Now, a computer program can analyze images of faces as accurately as trained professionals. Also in this issue: Carlos Bustamante is a self-described "patchwork biophysicist" with an...
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An unfinished story about the genesis of maleness. Also in this issue: High school students question everything; Pursuing receptors and heart disease in North Carolina; Dramatizing biology's new ethical dilemmas.
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RNA can be much more than a passive transmitter of genetic information. It can also act as an enzyme that directly participates in cellular biochemistry. In four lectures, Dr. Thomas R. Cech tells the story of the discovery of RNA catalysis—research that led to his receiving the 1989 Nobel Prize...