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The grey mouse lemur, the smallest species of primates, has excellent vision. More than one-fifth of its cerebral cortex is dedicated to visual processing to allow for enough "pixels". Copyrights to the HFSP awarded research team: Daniel Huber, Fabien Pifferi, and Jinhyun Kim. The image is the front cover of the first issue of HFSP Science Digest.

HFSP publishes its first Science Digest

The Science Digest is a compendium of some of the world’s most imaginative and bold research in the life sciences.

New Frontiers in Developmental Biology – Celebrating the Diversity of Life

HFSP co-organizes "New Frontiers in Developmental Biology – Celebrating the Diversity of Life"

From 7 to 10 November, the Palais Universitaire of Strasbourg will hold the 3rd Franco-Japanese Developmental Biology…

Rotem Sorek is the winner of 2023 HFSP Nakasone Award

Press Release - 2023 HFSP Nakasone Award

The International Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is honoured to announce the 2023 Nakasone Award to Rotem Sorek

3D rendering of an in silico simulation of the Drosophila embryo at the onset of gastrulation. Darker blue indicates greater apical surface constriction. The red line indicates the region of greatest tensile stress working as a ‘cheese cutter wire’ indenting the ventral tissue and initiating embryo gastrulation.

The embryo puts on a string to initiate gastrulation

Gastrulation is the process via which the embryonic epithelium is remodeled and different groups of cells are…

Svante Pääbo at the Nakasone Award ceremony in 2018.

Svante Pääbo Wins 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine – Dawn of New Age of Biology

Svante Pääbo was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine for pioneering the field of evolutionary genetics — work that…

Toits de Paris

21st HFSP Awardees Meeting

The 21st HFSP Awardees Meeting was held as a hybrid event from 28 August to 1 September 2022, with the physical meeting…

Structural transition from single to multiple layers in nascent biofilms.

Collective punctuality: noisy individuals team up to time biofilm development

How phenotypic noise – the variability in cellular traits – shapes collective properties of living systems remains…

Populations of Pocillopora aliciae are thriving in coastal Sydney

Subtropical corals are heading south to Sydney: are they dangerous invaders or harmless refugees?

Increasing environmental pressures such as ocean warming are destroying marine habitats, including the largest coral…

Banded mongooses

Fighting force size and key individuals drive success in warlike animal fights

In violent contests between banded mongoose groups, winning groups have more males and the oldest male in the fight…

The offspring of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis

Microbes support adaptation to climate change

Researchers from Kiel and Düsseldorf use the example of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis to investigate the…

The developmental role of sleep in shaping adult social behavior

Adolescent sleep shapes social interaction behavior

Sleep during a critical adolescent period determines the behavioral preference for social novelty during social…

Forcing cell differentiation at the fingertips

Forcing cell differentiation at the fingertips

An interplay between tissue mechanics and molecular signaling enables the emergence of digits.