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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Medical research

Radical vaccine design effective against herpes viruses

Herpes simplex virus infections are an enormous global health problem and there is currently no viable vaccine. For nearly three decades, immunologists' efforts to develop a herpes vaccine have centered on exploiting a single ...

Medical research

Source of liver stem cells identified

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have identified stem cells in the liver that give rise to functional liver cells. The work solves a long-standing mystery about the origin of new cells in the liver, which ...

Medical research

Exercise triggers beneficial cellular recycling: study

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. We’re told time spent on the treadmill can reduce our risk of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disorders. But exactly how exercise provides this protection is a bit of a mystery. ...

Neuroscience

How teeth sense the cold

For people with tooth decay, drinking a cold beverage can be agony.

Oncology & Cancer

New generation mTOR inhibitors aim to combat drug-resistant tumors

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have designed a potential cancer therapy that uses a unique strategy to block mTOR, a molecule that helps drive the growth of many tumors. In animal experiments, the drug reduces ...

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