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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. Scientists have found that cells that line human lungs and other tissues express a protein that can halt SARS-CoV-2 replication before the virus spreads to nearby cells. Their discovery could one day point to new therapeutic strategies to treat or prevent COVID-19, particularly for individuals who are more vulnerable to severe infection. The cohort of early career scientists represents a promising future for biomedical science. The HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program provides each fellow with up to $1.5 million in support for up to eight years. Fifty graduate students and their advisers join the thriving community supported by the HHMI Gilliam Fellows Program. Scientists have unveiled how certain fruit fly stem cells hang on to essential ribosomal DNA genes. The work illuminates a decades-old mystery and offers a new look into how stem cells stay immortal. HHMI announces the inaugural Freeman Hrabowski Scholars cohort — 31 exceptional early career faculty who have potential to become leaders in their research fields and to create diverse and inclusive lab environments in which everyone can thrive.
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