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Nice recognition for Janelia's Luke Lavis -- named one of C&EN's "Talented 12"
Welcome to C&EN's first annual Talented 12 feature, in which we highlight path-paving young researchers and entrepreneurs who are using chemistry to solve global problems. Among other things, this impressive group is seeking ways to synthesize molecules in a more environmentally friendly way, developing methods to curb global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the air, and investigating the biochemical underpinnings of diseases to help find ...
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Congratulations! HHMI has selected 26 researchers from 19 institutions to become HHMI investigators.
An accomplished group, the 26 new HHMI investigators are at the forefront of discovery research.
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In between bananas, fruit flies will spend upwards of 20 minutes cleaning themselves. By covering flies in dust and watching them groom, Janelia’s Julie Simpson discovered a meticulous sequence of moves. http://ow.ly/JQk6p
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Working with Drosophila larvae, scientists at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus have now mapped the entire neural circuit involved in combining vibration and pain sensations used in triggering an escape behavior.
Studying fruit fly larvae, Janelia scientists have mapped the entire neural circuit involved in combining vibration and pain sensations used in triggering an escape behavior.
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The hundreds of genomes that these students have sequenced are the foundation of a new study that broadens scientists' understanding of the vast diversity among these viruses, which are known as bacteriophages.
Thousands of undergraduate students contribute to new study that broadens understanding of genetic diversity of bacteriophages.
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Until recently, we couldn’t have known what cells like these neutrophils look like in action. But now, Eric Betzig’s lattice light sheet microscope offers a whole new view of biology.
http://www.hhmi.org/bulletin/winter-2015/defying-limits
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Looking for some summer reading suggestions? We asked four scientists what books influenced their work. Here’s what they had to say.
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New studies at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus show that fruit flies also have an internal compass that helps flies navigate.
New research hints at strategies fruit flies use to keep track of where they are going, even when it's dark.
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HHMI plans to award approximately 60 grants in two open competitions, each of which will follow the same format.
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We asked four scientists how they would go about easing fear of GMOs. Here’s what they had to say. http://ow.ly/JQjKL
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Most high school students rarely get a taste of life in the lab, but some buck the trend at the 17-day summer Molecular and Theoretical Biology School near Moscow. http://ow.ly/JQj4B
Biologist Fyodor Kondrashov’s lecture on DNA at a Russian summer program went badly. He’d been invited to talk at a Soviet-style encampment where thousands of teenagers were divided into interest groups: a space squad, a sports squad, and so on. Kondrashov would be talking to future mariners. The sailors had spent the afternoon rowing on the Black Sea. “They docked at the pier,” recalls Kondrashov, “totally tired after three hours of rowing. Thei...
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Finding it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet? Scientists at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus say you can likely blame hunger-sensitive cells in your brain known as AGRP neurons.
Negative emotions associated with hunger can make it hard to maintain a diet and lose weight. Hunger-sensitive cells in the brain may help explain that struggle.
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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. HHMI plays a prominent role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States.