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ThumbnailThe Science of Size
Cell biologist studies the factors that determine an animal’s size.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall17/science-of-size.asp
ThumbnailProtein Paradox
Molecular biophysicist studies how a chain of molecules strong enough to support a cell can break so easily.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall17/protein-paradox.asp
ThumbnailGreen Light
Chemist studies protein molecules that make animals glow in the dark.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept09/greenlight.asp
ThumbnailThe Forces That Bind
Engineer studies cell stickiness to create new biomaterials that can heal bones and other body tissues.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar05/bind.html
ThumbnailA Perfect Mix
Biologist bridges biology and mathematics in her quest to track the activity of thousands of genes.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept03/mix.html
ThumbnailCells in Motion
Pathologist is fascinated by how cells in the body move around and change their shape.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept02/cells.html
ThumbnailA Great Divide
Molecular biologist’s basic research probes how cells grow and divide.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept01/findings_sept01.pdf#page=10
ThumbnailThe Worm Returns
Biologist uses glow-in-the-dark fluorescent labels to study cells in flatworms.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb01/findings_feb01.pdf#page=4
ThumbnailSpotlight on the Cell: The Extracellular Matrix, a Multitasking Marvel
The gelatinous material found within and between cells is an active component of all our tissues which guides cell shape, orientation and function.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall17/extracellular-matrix.asp
ThumbnailCool Tools: High-Resolution Microscopy--In Living Color
New cellular imaging techniques are allowing scientists to visualize cellular structures and functions in detail never before possible.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall17/cool-tools.asp
ThumbnailNIGMS Is on Instagram!
NIGMS is now on Instagram (@NIGMS_NIH), beaming all the gorgeous science images you can’t get enough of straight to your mobile devices.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall17/nigms-on-instagram.asp
ThumbnailLighting Up the Promise of Gene Therapy for Glaucoma
Stitched together from numerous high-resolution images, this image of a mouse retina was taken while developing gene therapy for glaucoma.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall17/therapy-for-glaucoma.asp
ThumbnailThere’s an “Ome” for That
Rapid advances in technology and computational tools are allowing researchers to categorize many aspects of the biological world.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall17/ome-for-that.asp
ThumbnailCapitalizing on Cellular Conversations
Living things are constantly communicating using chemical signals that course through their systems—and that affect health and disease.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall14/cellular-conversations.asp
ThumbnailThe Rise and Fall of Microtubules
Meet microtubules, cellular employees that work many important jobs, and watch how they work.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall14/spotlight-on-videos.asp#microtubule
ThumbnailBleach vs. Bacteria
Details about how bleach kills—and how bacteria can survive the attack—may lead to the development of new drugs.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall14/spotlight-on-videos.asp#bleach
ThumbnailSay Cheese
Scientists learn about the role of biofilms in our bodies and in the environment by studying the rinds of aged cheeses.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall14/jf_fall14.asp#cheese
ThumbnailHow Bacterial Slime Clogs the Works
Time-lapse movie reveals how bacteria clog medical devices like stents and catheters.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept13/jf_sept13.asp#slime
ThumbnailCilia: Biology's Brooms
Learning more about basic cilia biology is leading to new insights into how problems with cilia cause diseases.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/insidelifescience/biology-brooms.html
ThumbnailCellular Stress Relievers
Find out how cells respond to rising temperatures, toxins, infections, resource shortages and other stressors.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/insidelifescience/cells-deal-with-stress.html
ThumbnailMicroscopic Mood Ring
Scientists develop glowing capsules that change colors in stressful situations.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/jan12/jf_jan12.asp#mood
ThumbnailGot Guts?
Researchers engineer stem cells to form fetal intestinal tissue.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept11/jf_sept11.asp#gut
ThumbnailCells for Sight
Scientists identify eye cells that help mice that lack rods and cones see.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/jan11/jf_jan11.asp#sight
ThumbnailFix for a Broken Heart?
Scientists transform human embryonic stem cells into heart cells.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept08/jf_sept08.asp#heart
ThumbnailFeeling Cancer
Nanotechnologist’s discovery may offer more precise methods of detecting cancer cells.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept08/jf_sept08.asp#feel
ThumbnailStuck on Mom
Researchers learn that during the fertile period in a woman's menstrual cycle, cells in her uterus acquire a sticky sugar coating.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept03/bedside_sep.html#mom
ThumbnailVitamin C Improves Skin Grafts
Researchers may have found a new medical use for the classic citrus fruit vitamin.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb03/bedside.html#vita
ThumbnailCells' Sugar Coating Zaps Cancer
Scientist investigates the potential importance of a cell's sugar "coat" in the development of cancer.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept02/bench.html
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