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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


Chevy Chase
USA

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States. The Institute spent $776 million for research and distributed $1.6 million in grant support for science education in fiscal year 2010.

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    Expanding the optogenetics toolkit

    Controlling individual brain cells using light-sensitive proteins has proven to be a powerful tool for probing the brain's complexities. As this branch of neuroscience has expanded, so has the demand for a diverse palette of protein tools. A multidisciplinary team of 14 researchers from the ... more

    DNA study casts light on century-old mystery of how cells divide

    Scientists have solved a longstanding puzzle of how cells are able to tightly package DNA to enable healthy cell division. Their findings shed light on how single cells can compact DNA 10,000-fold to partition it between two identical cells - a process that is essential for growth, repair a ... more

    CRISPR treatment prevents hearing loss in mice

    Using molecular scissors wrapped in a greasy delivery package, researchers have disrupted a gene variant that leads to deafness in mice. A single treatment involving injection of a genome editing cocktail prevented progressive hearing loss in young animals that would have otherwise gone dea ... more

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