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UT Southwestern researcher named HHMI Early Career Physician-Scientist

DALLAS July 7, 2009 Dr. Nima Sharifi, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Physician-Scientist Award. He is one of 11 researchers named in a national competition by the institute to be part of t...

Rice University wins Prestigious Grants from HHMI

Rice University, which is renowned for its exemplary teaching and research experience has won three highly covetous grants from Howard Hughes Medical Institute// (HHMI) to develop model programs for the country which can provide engineering and science undergraduate teaching with cutting-edge resea...

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 17 top young scientists

...ancer research by providing them with independent funding ($140,000 each) to work on innovative projects. Of the 17 new Fellows, six will be named hhmi Fellows in recognition of support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), which will fund $1M in Damon Runyon Fellowships each year. May ...

Cancer research partnership between UCSF, MMRF to drive drug development

...l Institute and the lead scientist on a Collaborative Innovation Award from hhmi that will help drive the initiative. "Through the MMRF's drive to ident...e are especially proud to support the MMRF and UCSF, and we are grateful to hhmi for its help in supporting such exciting, important science," said Stephen ...

The vulnerable cancer cell

...rtant and immediate," wrote Charles L. Sawyers, an hhmi investigator at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ce...ors, Claudia Scholl and Stefan Frhling, as well as hhmi investigator Tyler Jacks at MIT, began their studi...es used an RNAi technique developed by Elledge and hhmi investigator Greg Hannon at Cold Spring Harbor Lab...

2 NYU scientists named Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Early Career Scientists

...50 of the nation's top scientists being honored by hhmi under this new initiative to establish, develop an...l, will both receive a six-year appointment to the hhmi and funding to further explore their areas of research. hhmi will provide each NYU researcher with his full sal...

Two NYU Scientists Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute's early career scientists

...50 of the nation's top scientists being honored by hhmi under this new initiative to establish, develop an...l, will both receive a six-year appointment to the hhmi and funding to further explore their areas of research. hhmi will provide each NYU researcher with his full sal...

Survey of metabolites finds new prostate cancer marker

...te cells as cancer progresses. Their studies showed that one of these chemicals, sarcosine, helps prostate cancer cells invade surrounding tissue. hhmi investigator Arul Chinnaiyan and colleagues at the University of Michigan showed that as prostate cancer develops and progresses, sarcosine levels inc...

U-M researchers discover traits of aggressive form of prostate cancer

... National Cancer Institute prostate cancer information www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate Cancer Cell www.cancercell.org/ Chinniayan's hhmi page www.hhmi.org/research/investigators/chinnaiyan_bio.html Patients seeking more information about currently available cancer treatments can cal...

Jacobs-Wagner named Howard Hughes Investigator

...ientists who now hold the prestigious appointment. hhmi was founded to supplement biomedical research effo...ated, Jacobs-Wagner said. We are delighted that hhmi has recognized Christines creativity in addressing...tant professor in 2001. In the past two decades hhmi has made investments of more than $8.3 billion for...
HHMI in Medical Technology

St. Jude Study Gives New Insights Into How Cells Accessorize Their Proteins

... viral infections," said David Duda, Ph.D., the paper's co-first author and hhmi research specialist in Schulman's lab. Schulman and her colleagues study ...ess in the cell," said Daniel Scott, Ph.D., the paper's co-first author and hhmi research specialist in Schulman's lab. In their experiments, the research...

Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Patients with Congenital Retinal Disease

...omedical research and science education in the U.S. In the past two decades hhmi has made investments of more than $8.3 billion for the support, training, a...iences. Founded in 1953 by Howard R. Hughes, the aviator and industrialist, hhmi is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,600 indi...
HHMI in Biological News

Two innovative University of Texas at Austin biologists become HHMI Early Career Scientists

AUSTIN, Texas Two University of Texas at Austin biologists join 50 of the nation's best early career science faculty to focus on their boldest and potentially transformative research ideas with support from a new initiative from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). As Early Career Scien...

Two Hutchinson Center researchers named HHMI Early Career Scientists

SEATTLE The Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute today announced that two researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are among 50 scientists nationwide to be appointed HHMI Early Career Scientists. Harmit Singh Malik, Ph.D., an associate member of the Center's Basic Sciences Div...

Whitehead member Peter Reddien named HHMI Early Career Scientist

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 26, 2009) The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded Whitehead Member Peter Reddien an Early Career Scientist appointment, a six-year funded position that allows him to his pursue innovative biomedical research. "I am thrilled to receive the HHMI Early Caree...

2 University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators

Two University of Illinois researchers, Phillip A. Newmark, a professor of cell and developmental biology, and Wilfred A. van der Donk, the William H. and Janet Lycan professor of chemistry, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. Newmark and van der Donk are among 56 bio...

Leemor Joshua-Tor, PhD, CSHL biologist and WSBS dean, is named an HHMI Investigator

Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D., a CSHL professor and Dean of the Watson School of Biological Sciences, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. Dr. Joshua-Tor, a structural biologist whose work is known and respected worldwide, is one of 56 new HHMI Investigators select...

New therapeutic strategy could target toxic protein in most patients with Huntington's disease

...e with the disease. Another 25 percent of patients might benefit from one of a set of four additional small interfering RNAs. Phillip D. Zamore, an hhmi investigator at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, and his colleagues reported their findings in an article published April ...

Peter Baumann named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist

...t with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). hhmi appointments are among the most competitive and hi...mes the second Stowers laboratory leader to hold a hhmi position after coming to Kansas City. Olivier Pou...oan Conaway, Ph.D., and Jerry Workman, Ph.D., held hhmi appointments prior to joining the Stowers Institut...

UF scientist tapped by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to pursue 'best ideas'

...orida scientist to be selected for the competitive hhmi program, placing UF in the company of research ins...niversity and The Johns Hopkins University. The hhmi Early Career Scientist program is intended to prov...osen for the Early Career Scientist Program become hhmi employees, but remain at their home institutions, ...

Pitt-led researchers create quick, simple fluorescent detector for TB

...ective TB tests, one of the new institute's primary objectives. His work with Hatfull and Piuri was related to that effort. More information about the hhmi initiative is available on the institute's Web site at www.hhmi.org/news/krith20090319.html "The development of reporter flurophages," Jacobs sai...

Einstein and Pitt researchers develop new TB test that will dramatically cut diagnosis time

...2009 edition of PLoS ONE . The group's research was funded as part of a major new research initiative from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). hhmi announced on March 19 that it will partner with University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa to establish an international research center focused on t...
HHMI in Biological Technology

New and Expanded Free Tutorials on UCSC Genome Browser Now Available

...C Bioinformatics Group is part of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Director and hhmi investigator David Haussler leads a team of scientists, engineers and students in the study and comparative analysis of mammalian and model organism g...

Fate Therapeutics Created by Leading Stem Cell Scientists to Pursue New Approaches to Stem Cell Therapies

... defining the changes in the field: -- Philip Beachy, Ph.D., Stanford University Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and hhmi has pioneered the use of synthetic small molecules and natural products to manipulate activities of developmental and stem cell signaling path...
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