Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. HHMI was founded in 1953 and has flourished as the foremost benefactor for basic research in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, immunology and biomedical research. HHMI has a $17.5 billion dollar endowment and yearly awards around $450 million dollars to scientists in university labs involved in scientific pursuits that coincide with industrialists Howard Hughes' goal of discovering the “genesis of life itself”.

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Researchers identify new stem cell

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered a new type of stem cell in the skin that acts surprisingly like certain stem cells found in embryos: both can generate fat, bone, cartilage, and even nerve cells. These newly-described ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Medical research
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In India: A search for more effective tuberculosis drugs

Rajesh Gokhale has created a compound in his lab in India that stops tuberculosis in its tracks. In a test tube, the molecule hits four of the bacterium's crucial metabolic pathways at the same time, weakening and ultimately ...

dateFeb 01, 2009 in
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With genomes, bigger may really be better

Biologists analyzing DNA in search of the molecular underpinnings of life have consistently favored species with small genomes, which are cheaper to sequence and lack the repetitive "junk" that clutters bigger genomes. But ...

dateMar 04, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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