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Drugs from Deep Down
Dr. Brian Bachmann
Brian Bachmann ventures into caves and peers into Petri dishes in search of new or overlooked compounds that could make useful drugs. As a synthetic chemist, he wants to uncover the secrets of how life creates its vast array of active molecules.

Mesmerized by Metals
Dr. Amy Palmer Using special fluorescent sensors, Amy Palmer tracks zinc and other metals in living cells to study their role in brain signaling, bacterial infection and diseases like Alzheimer's, diabetes and prostate cancer.

Just Found
Close-up of a biofilm beginning to disperse. Courtesy: Cecile Berne, Indiana University
Find out about cells that help us see, the root of sepsis, possible treatments for sunburn, and more...

This page last reviewed on May 18, 2011