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HHMI Awards Hanna Gray Fellowships to 15 Early Career Scientists

HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as 2018 HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows to support diversity in science. The 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition is now open, with applications due on January 9, 2019.
12-Sep-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Joan A. Steitz Receives 2018 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science

Lasker Award honors leadership in RNA biology and in scientific mentorship.
11-Sep-2018 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

3-D Cell Environment Crucial for Divvying Up Chromosomes – Find Could Help Explain Cancer Hallmark

Epithelial cells grown on a plastic dish are worse at segregating their chromosomes than epithelial cells growing in mice, a new study shows. The results may help explain why chromosomes go awry in cancer.
17-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protein Droplets Keep Neurons at the Ready and Immune System in Balance

Discoveries by two HHMI investigators show how proteins that organize into liquid droplets inside cells make certain biological functions possible.
15-Aug-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Complete Fly Brain Imaged at Nanoscale Resolution

Scientists at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy.
12-Jul-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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33 Schools to Support Diversity and Inclusion on Campus Through 2018 HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative

With grants to 33 colleges and universities, HHMI is catalyzing efforts to improve the inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds in science education.
20-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fast-acting Cholera Vaccine Could Curb Outbreaks

A weakened version of the bacteria that causes cholera provides quick protection to rabbits. The vaccine may one day stop outbreaks of the deadly intestinal disease.
12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish “Umbrella” Protects Stem Cells from Sun

Stem cells that make blood cells in fish flourish in the shade provided by a newly discovered cellular “umbrella” that keeps them safe from UV damage.
11-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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