Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Through the Childhood Solid Tumor Network, scientists work to find cures for pediatric solid tumors.
Our nation needs to increase its commitment to the intellectual pursuit of scientific discovery - and to the "dazzling" talent in our midst. That's a proven strategy to produce the jobs that Americans want and deserve -- not directly but indirectly.
HHMI committed $50 million to 47 small colleges and universities in the U.S. Those schools will receive grants to enable them to create more engaging science classes, bring real-world research experiences to students, and increase the diversity of students who study science.
New findings suggest that obesity and liver disease can be caused by proteins that change microbe populations in the stomach, according to a study published in the February 2012 issue of the journal Nature.
Generating home-grown engineers and scientists is crucial to ensuring our nation's leadership in the technological innovations that have fueled our economy for decades.
Five current or recent Harvard undergraduates hope to inspire high school students to become involved in science with a new book titled Success with Science: The Winners' Guide to High School Research.