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Howard Hughes Medical Institute 

4000 Jones Bridge Road

Chevy Chase  Maryland  20815  U.S.A.
Phone: 301-215-8500 Fax: 301-215-8863


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is the nation's largest private nonprofit source of support for biomedical research and science education. Its scientists are using the tools of molecular biology to shed light on cancer, AIDS, and other diseases. In addition, HHMI grants are encouraging talented students, including many women and underrepresented minorities, to pursue careers in science.

HHMI is a medical research organization. Its principal function is the direct conduct of biomedical research with its own staff. Its employees carry out research in HHMI facilities at leading universities, academic medical centers, and their affiliated hospitals nationwide under collaborative relationships with those institutions. In addition to its scientific program, through a complementary grants program, the Institute awards grants to strengthen science education and support outstanding scientists abroad.

"The primary purpose and objective of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute," according to its charter, "shall be the promotion of human knowledge within the field of the basic sciences (principally the field of medical research and medical education) and the effective application thereof for the benefit of mankind."

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Your Brain Knows Your Next Move Before You Do, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Study 3/2/2015 7:11:41 AM
Single DNA Tweak Responsible For Blond Hair, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Study 6/2/2014 6:46:27 AM
Humans Can Smell More Than 1 Trillion Scents, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Study 3/21/2014 6:13:33 AM
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX), Nuevolution and Leading Research University Form Scientific Collaboration 8/12/2013 9:36:05 AM
Accelerated Search Identifies Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Study 7/17/2013 6:41:37 AM
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physicists Measure Torque of DNA "Coils" for First Time 7/9/2013 7:05:58 AM
Rockefeller University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scientists Identify Gene That Regulates Stem Cell Death and Skin Regeneration 6/21/2013 8:12:42 AM
New Compound Excels at Killing Persistent and Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, The Scripps Research Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Study 6/18/2013 7:08:57 AM
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Scientist Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator 5/10/2013 9:19:08 AM
Protein May Alter Inevitability of Osteoarthritis, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Study 3/14/2013 7:39:30 AM