Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

HHMI to Support US-Trained Scientists Working Abroad


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is aiming to help up to 35 US-trained young investigators establish independent research programs in their home countries. To do so, the institute has set aside $24 million for its International Early Career Scientist Program, wherein each young scientist chosen will be given $650,000 over five years. US-trained scientists working in one of 18 eligible countries, who've run their own labs for less than seven years, are eligible to apply for the program, which is "designed to give a boost to international scientists who return to their home country to do research after training in the United States," HHMI says. Applications will be accepted through February 23, 2011. More information about the program is available, here.

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.