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The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) promotes international collaboration in basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms.

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Cluster of fruit bats

How do the brains of bats manage complex group social interactions

Living as part of a social group has great advantages for individuals but it also requires the ability to communicate…

Figure: TRPV1 in primary sensory neurons senses varied natural products, including capsaicin from chili pepper, resiniferatoxin (RTX) from resin spurge, peptide toxin (DkTx) from spiders, and proton indicated by the lemon. Credit: Kaihua Zhang

How does TRPV1 sense natural products as a polymodal nociceptor?

TRPV1 is an important target for long-term analgesia as a non-selective cationic channel, especially in the case of…

Anna Akhmanova grant team

A multi-scale approach to understanding how cells convert physical forces into mechanical linkage

In 2016, Anna Akhmanova, Ben Goult, Jie Yan and Guy Tanentzapf were awarded an HFSP Program Grant, which led to the…

Claudia Kathe

Wireless photostimulation of neurons in the mouse spinal cord

We developed a new implant through which we can control the activity of neurons in the spinal cord with light. This…