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.
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.
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