Inside Life Science
This series brings you inside the science of health. Each story shows how basic biomedical research—from the history of a field to the people doing cutting-edge work today—lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Through explorations of how the body works and highlights from recent studies, you’ll discover even more on what scientists have found and are finding about fundamental life processes. NIGMS supported all of the featured research.
The ribosome is the cellular protein factory and the target of some antibiotics. While scientists have a good understanding of the ribosome’s structure, they’re still figuring out exactly how it moves. New clues could aid the development of treatments for bacterial infections. Read article
Over the last century, U.S. cities, counties and states have reported nearly 88 million cases of 56 different contagious diseases. Researchers have now collected, digitized and analyzed those reports to uncover trends related to the availability of vaccines. Read article