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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.

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Human embryonic cells. Credit: Aryeh Warmflash, Rockefeller University.

Stem Cells Do Geometry

Human embryonic stem cells confined to areas of precisely controlled size and shape start to specialize and form organized patterns, opening a new window for studying early development. Read article

Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. Credit: Centers for Disease Control/ Janice Haney Carr.

Outwitting Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics save countless lives, but the bacteria and other microbes they’re designed to eradicate can evolve ways to evade the drugs. Here are a few examples of research efforts to combat this antibiotic resistance. Read article

Mitochondria from the heart muscle cell of a rat. Credit: Thomas Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research.

Mighty Mitochondria

Meet mitochondria: cellular compartments that are best known as the powerhouses that convert energy from the food we eat into energy that runs a range of biological processes. Read article

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This page last reviewed on October 31, 2014