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”.

Address
4000 Jones Bridge Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6789
Website
http://www.hhmi.org/index.html
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hughes_Medical_Institute

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Blood test could reveal when rheumatoid arthritis will strike

AThe cells, dubbed "PRIME cells," accumulate in the blood during the week prior to disease flare-ups, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Robert Darnell's team reports July 15, 2020, in the New England Journal of ...

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The world is now in the grips of a historic pandemic. The death toll from the novel coronavirus has climbed to more than 117,000 in the United States and 448,000 around the world. Total cases of the disease, called COVID-19, ...

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Preventing 'cytokine storm' may ease severe COVID-19 symptoms

For some COVID-19 patients, the body's immune response may be as destructive as the virus that causes the disease. The persistent high fevers, severe respiratory distress, and lung damage seen in some critically ill patients ...

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Tracking the COVID-19 pandemic with an app

To respond to the spread of the new coronavirus, public health authorities need to know who's getting sick. Now, a new app, developed through an unusual partnership, empowers nearly anyone in the United States to share their ...

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