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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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Malaria parasite development inside red blood cells

Clocking in with malaria parasites: how and why they keep time

An investigation into why timing matters to malaria parasites reveals a timekeeping vulnerability that could be…

Visual motion computation in the brain is tuned to the real world

Visual motion computation in the brain is tuned to the real world

Identifying visual motion is an important task for the visual system of all animals. This is a computation that must be…

The healing touch

Social touch promotes communication via oxytocin

Gentle somatosensory stimulation activates parvocellular oxytocin neurons that drive the activity of the much larger…

Single molecule fluorescent in situ hybridization visualization of mig-1 mRNA molecules

Gene networks that make cellular timers less noisy

Gene networks help cells to tell the time. A new theory predicts networks that tell the time most precisely and…