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Understanding the origins of SARS-CoV-2

Understanding the origins of SARS-CoV-2

Hutch evolutionary biologist calls for more research on how COVID-19 pandemic started
Hutch News - June 14, 2021
What can worms teach us about ourselves?

What can worms teach us about ourselves?

Why Dr. Jihong Bai looks for commonalities between tiny nematodes and us
Hutch News - May 05, 2021
Careful pruning guides neuron function

Careful pruning guides neuron function

Accessory brain cells called glial cells nibble nerve cells to affect worm memory, behavior — even at the single-cell level
Hutch News - April 06, 2021
Fundamental proteins that guide embryo development are co-opted by cancer

Fundamental proteins that guide embryo development are co-opted by cancer

Researchers discover why some critical DNA-packaging proteins called histones evolve rapidly — and may give cancer a boost
Hutch News - February 19, 2021
How to reroute a broken neural circuit

How to reroute a broken neural circuit

Scientists genetically manipulate worms to bypass damaged neurons — and study how the mind perceives the environment
Hutch News - January 19, 2021
Old and slow isn’t always the winning combo for critical genes

Old and slow isn’t always the winning combo for critical genes

New work upends paradigm that young, rapidly evolving genes can’t be essential; highlights importance of 'junk' DNA
Hutch News - November 10, 2020
Iodine, the secret weapon of hibernating ground squirrels and trauma patients

Iodine, the secret weapon of hibernating ground squirrels and trauma patients

New study reveals rare element’s primordial role in preventing inflammation-induced damage
Hutch News - October 01, 2020
Fruit flies add more weight to theory that individual bodies have set points

Fruit flies add more weight to theory that individual bodies have set points

Researchers discover that a neural circuit responsible for sensing energy stores is designed to reset itself
Hutch News - September 24, 2020
'Everything we’ve been training for is happening now'

'Everything we’ve been training for is happening now'

How early-career virologists dropped everything to seize the opportunity, and face the challenges, of studying the coronavirus
Hutch News - September 16, 2020
Stalled science, missed mates and virtual everything

Stalled science, missed mates and virtual everything

Torn between science and safety concerns, young scientists navigate a new normal as they try to launch their careers
Hutch News - September 15, 2020