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Novelty speeds up learning

Novelty speeds up learning with dopamine

How do novel stimuli promote learning? Novelty directly activates the dopamine system, which is responsible for…

Bats

Bats amongst the elite club of vocal learning mammals

Vocal learning is a rare trait in the animal kingdom that allows animals to learn to produce new sounds. We found that…

Schematic of the CRISPR approach

A new gene editing approach to answer some old immunological questions

Current gene engineering approaches in a key immune cell type called T cells require prior cell activation in a dish…

Javier Montenegro

How a primitive fibrillar network controls distribution within a confined environment

In most dynamic cell phenomena, the cellular cytoskeleton is responsible for the generation of directional forces. Site…

Sir James Gowans

Sir James Gowans

HFSPO is saddened by the news that Sir James Gowans passed away on 1st April at the age of 95.

Surface topography of a Vibrio cholerae biofilm

Mechanical forces shape bacterial biofilms’ puzzling patterns

Sticky patches of bacteria called biofilms often form intricate wrinkle patterns as they grow. New research has…

2020 HFSP awards in the News

Once again, there has been much excitement on the Web over the newly awarded HFSP Research Grants and Fellowships!

Mapping regulatory states within individual chromatin fibers

Active cis-regulatory elements (cREs) in the genome are characterized by increased physical accessibility of DNA to…

Different budding yeast strain

Evolution can quickly change cells' deepest foundations

New study demonstrates that evolution can quickly and reproducibly change conserved features involved in the…

HFSPO business continuity measures during the coronavirus pandemic

HFSPO has implemented measures to minimise the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations, while…

Ion driven soft and organic transistors record individual neurons and can perform real-time computation required for neurological disease

Organic electronics are not known for their high performance and reliability. However, HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow…

Man and mosquitos

Parasite shape is essential to cause malaria

Malaria parasites transmitted by the mosquito vector are slender and curved cells optimized for very rapid migration…