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How Zika Infection Drives Fetal Demise


An interferon cell receptor spurs cell suicide in fetuses infected with the Zika virus and could play a role in certain pregnancy complications.
1-Jan-2018 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hunting for Immune Cells’ Cancer Targets


A method developed by HHMI investigators sifts through hundreds of millions of potential targets to find a precise cancer beacon. The results may lead to better immunotherapies, which harness the immune system to attack tumors.
15-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

CRISPR Treatment Prevents Hearing Loss in Mice


A single treatment of a genome editing agent partially preserved hearing in mice with genetic deafness. The work could one day help scientists treat certain forms of genetic hearing loss in humans.
18-Dec-2017 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How to Keep Students in Science


Thousands of undergraduates engage in real scientific discovery through HHMI’s Science Education Alliance. A new analysis finds that they are more likely to persist in science than students who take traditional laboratory courses.
5-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Chory and Walter Awarded Breakthrough Prizes


HHMI Investigators Joanne Chory and Peter Walter are among five scientists honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
4-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How the Immune System Identifies Invading Bacteria


Never-before-seen images of mouse immune system proteins and bacterial bits reveal an inspection strategy that identifies pathogens.
14-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Silicon Probes Record Activity of Hundreds of Neurons Simultaneously


Neuroscientists who want to follow the nervous system’s cellular conversations will soon have access to easy-to-use technology that simultaneously monitors neural activity at hundreds of different sites within the brain.
6-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mini-Microscopes Reveal Brain Circuitry Behind Social Behavior


A microscope lens implanted deep inside a mouse’s brain shows different patterns of neural activity when the mouse interacts with males, females, or other stimuli. Now, researchers have discovered that sexual experience can trigger long-term...
1-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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