Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How to keep students in science

Over the last nine years, more than 8,800 bacteria-infecting viruses have been discovered by students exploring scientific research for the first time—most during their first year of college.

dateDec 04, 2017 in Social Sciences
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Signs of sleep seen in jellyfish

Jellyfish snooze just like the rest of us. Like humans, mice, fish and flies, the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea exhibits the telltale signs of sleep, scientists report September 21, 2017 in the journal Current Biology. ...

dateSep 21, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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How the African striped mouse got its stripes

A gene called Alx3 blocks the differentiation of pigment-producing cells in the skin of the African striped mouse, thus generating the mouse's characteristic light-colored stripes, a new study shows. The same gene also determines ...

dateNov 02, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Genetic analysis of Ice Age Europeans

Analyses of ancient DNA from prehistoric humans paint a picture of dramatic population change in Europe from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago, according to a new study led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator David Reich ...

dateMay 02, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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