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Deconstructing the parental brain

How complex, multi-component behaviors are controlled by the brain has remained elusive. We have uncovered how a small…

Microtubule nucleation and the upper limit of spindle size

The mitotic spindle is the protein machinery that segregates the genetic material to the two daughter cells during cell…

Why do plants make puzzle-shaped cells?

Many plant epidermal cells form interlocking shapes that look like jigsaw puzzle pieces. However, scientists have…

Unlocking the mystery of host preference and learning in mosquitoes

Insects exhibit sophisticated and complex behaviors, but they have miniature nervous systems with low numbers of…

HFSP awardees among the winners of the 2018 Canada Gairdner Awards

Novel approach to study animal behavior

Physics and biology have a lot in common. Systems of interacting particles may resemble a group of interacting animals…

2018 HFSP Awards in the News

Hungry parasites: when hosts eat, their parasites do too

If you want to control your parasite infection, the time that you eat may be the answer. Research recently published in…

The 2019 HFSP Research Grant competition

Mammalian development made visible: the real-time dynamics of embryo sealing

When the mouse (and also human) embryo enters the uterus, water gets pumped between the cells to form a protective and…

Protein phase separation by a yeast prion protein promotes cellular fitness

Prion-like proteins are multi domain proteins that contain long regions of structural disorder that are termed prion…

Using biological information to constrain intelligent image-processing

Individual cells, even with the same genotype and in the same environment, all behave differently. Studying what…