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Publications

We offer free publications geared to high school and college students on topics including cell biology, genetics, chemistry, structural biology, computational biology and pharmacology. We encourage you to consider the environment and use our materials in their electronic forms. If you require printed versions, you may order a copy of most publications.

Note: You can view material in PDF (as well as E-PUB) format on most e-reader devices.


Science Education Booklets

The Chemistry of Health cover The Chemistry of Health
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Describes basic chemistry and biochemistry research that spurs a better understanding of human health. Visit ChemHealthWeb for research highlights, chemist profiles, games and videos and other Web extras.



Computing Life cover Computing Life
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Showcases the exciting ways that scientists are using the power of computers to expand our knowledge of biology and medicine. Visit Computing Life online for new articles, interviews, multimedia and other Web exclusives.



Findings September 2013 cover Findings Magazine
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Showcases diverse scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives. Each issue also contains brief research highlights, a puzzle or other activity and online extras.



Inside the Cell cover Inside the Cell
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Makes cell biology come alive through vivid descriptions and stunning images.



Medicines By Design cover Medicines By Design
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Discusses the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future.



The New Genetics cover The New Genetics
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Explains the role of genes in health and disease, the basics of DNA and its molecular cousin RNA and new directions in genetic research.



The Structures of Life cover The Structures of Life
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Reveals how structural biology provides insight into health and disease and is useful in developing new medications.

 

Fact Sheets


National Institute of General Medical Sciences logo About NIGMS
General information about NIGMS and some of the research and training it supports.



A mix of alpha helices (red) and beta sheets (blue) make up this protein. Credit: RCSB Protein Data Bank About Science and Health
Information about areas of basic biomedical science supported by NIGMS.

 

NIGMS Program Information


Investing in Discovery: An Overview of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
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Describes the NIGMS mission and research areas, as well as its commitment to training future scientists and strengthening public understanding and appreciation of science.



National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan cover National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan
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Articulates NIGMS' mission, core principles and strategic goals. The document will guide the Institute's decision-making over a 5-year period.



Investing in the Future: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training 2011 cover Investing in the Future: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training 2011
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Reflects NIGMS' long-standing commitment to research training and the development of a highly capable, diverse biomedical and behavioral research workforce. The document will help ensure that the Institute's training activities contribute most effectively to building the scientific workforce the nation needs for improving health and global competitiveness.



NIGMS Research Training Opportunities for Students Flyer NIGMS Research Training Opportunities
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This flyer provides an overview of the NIGMS training programs that are available to students who are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.



The Careers and Professional Activities of Graduates of the NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program cover The Careers and Professional Activities of Graduates of the NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program
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The NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) supports research training leading to the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree. This publication reports the results of a study that was conducted to assess the success of MSTP graduates in establishing research careers and the types of careers and research activities of MSTP graduates compared to graduates of other combined-degree or Ph.D. programs.

 

This page last reviewed on November 21, 2014