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The program recognizes early career faculty who are committed to advancing inclusivity in science. Each Scholar is appointed for up to two five-year terms, receiving up to $8.6 million in total support over 10 years.HHMI Investigator Sangeeta Bhatia’s lab developed a low-cost, point-of-care platform to detect lung cancer via a simple urine test. Penniman brings more than 25 years of leadership in nonprofit and human health communications.The program provides up to $1.5 million in support for early career scientists who have the potential to become inclusive leaders in academic research.More than 50 colleges and universities embarked on a five-year journey, each funded by $1 million grants from HHMI, to build strong support systems for encouraging student participation in science. Read the Inclusive Excellence 1 & 2 capstone report, which highlights what the schools have learned and accomplished, and what challenges remain.Humans and many other organisms depend on molecular systems that cut and reconnect their genetic material. A new study explores the workings of an ancient splicing mechanism still present in bacterial cells. The second round of $2.5 million grants were awarded to research universities working to build inclusive learning environments for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).The Loudoun Disability Services Board honored Janelia with the 2023 Full Accessibility and Inclusion: Moving toward Equity (FAIME) Award in recognition of its partnership with ECHO, a nonprofit organization supporting adults with disabilities.New research reveals that seemingly structureless regions of proteins, known as intrinsically disordered regions, have unique amino acid sequences that play critical roles in protein-protein interactions and chromatin remodeling. These findings have broad implications for cell biology and could shed new light on how cancers and other diseases develop.Microbes flood leaves and then proliferate in the water-logged patches. New research answers a long-standing question about just how this happens and points toward a potential countermeasure.
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