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ThumbnailHooked on Heme
Chemist seeks to block enzyme reactions that lead to certain cancers.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept13/hooked-on-heme.asp
ThumbnailHIV on the Brain
Graduate student researches genetic mutations that affect HIV’s ability to infect the brain.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept11/hivonthebrain.asp
ThumbnailFor Janice
Researchers study septic shock, a condition when the body’s immune system reacts to a bacterial infection.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept10/forjanice.asp
ThumbnailMountains and Mouse Genes
Biostatistician studies mouse genetics to link gene combinations to traits.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar10/mountains.asp
ThumbnailThe Right Fit
Clinical pharmacist researches how genes affect the body’s response to medicines.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar10/rightfit.asp
ThumbnailSpecial Delivery
Chemical engineer studies methods to improve heart disease drugs.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept09/specialdelivery.asp
ThumbnailGenetic Footprints
Evolutionary geneticist studies evolution and its role in shaping human history and human health.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb09/footprints.asp
ThumbnailLiving With Huntington's
Molecular biologist studies how a devastating brain disorder dismantles and destroys cells.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept08/hunting.asp
ThumbnailViral Voyages
Structural biologist studies how viruses infect cells.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar06/voyages.html
ThumbnailScience Without Borders
Geneticist works with researchers throughout the world to study malaria.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept05/borders.html
ThumbnailBugging the Bugs
Bacterial geneticist studies how bacteria communicate with each other.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/oct04/bugging.html
ThumbnailLife Is Sweet
Biological engineer studies sugar molecules called carbohydrates.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/oct04/sweet.html
ThumbnailPlanting Seeds
Biologist studies the genetic secrets of bacteria that can infect both plants and humans.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb03/seeds.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
ThumbnailSecrets of the Killer Snails
Biochemist studies how the venom of marine cone snails may be used to treat pain.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept02/snails.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
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
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
ThumbnailSolving the Sleeping Sickness 'Mystery'
Scientist uses climate and land cover data to model tsetse fly distribution in Nairobi, Kenya.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/insidelifescience/sleepsick_mystery.html
ThumbnailA Sweet Solution for Detecting Cholera
Researchers use sugar-coated nanoparticles to detect cholera in water samples.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept11/jf_sept11.asp#cholera
ThumbnailBreathing Easy: Inflammation Under Control
Immunologist targets key enzyme that may be the cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept11/jf_sept11.asp#breathe
ThumbnailFacebook
Scientists use a Facebook survey to find out how people get information about H1N1.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar10/jf_mar10.asp#facebook
ThumbnailCancer Therapy's Got Rhythm
Scientists have evidence that circadian rhythms affect the safety and effectiveness of certain cancer drugs.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept09/jf_sept09.asp#rhythm
ThumbnailChimp Changes
Scientists are investigating whether the human immune reaction against the glycan molecule “Gc” may spur some cancers and infectious diseases.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb09/jf_feb09.asp#chimp
ThumbnailShrew-ed Science
Evolutionary geneticist discovers that shrews are the main source for Lyme disease.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept08/jf_sept08.asp#shrew
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
ThumbnailWhat’s in Your Mouth?
Researchers invent a clever way to identify and analyze mouth bacteria without culturing them
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar08/jf_mar08.asp#mouth
ThumbnailDoes Flu Fly South?
Where does the flu virus go in the off-season, during a North American summer?
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar08/jf_mar08.asp#flu
ThumbnailOverworked Gene Repair Kit Tied to Huntington's
Although Huntington’s disease is an inherited condition involving a defective gene, symptoms usually don't appear until middle age.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept07/found_sept07.html
ThumbnailDandruff-Shampoo Ingredient May Calm Seizures
Scientists discover that the active ingredient in dandruff shampoos quiets jumpy nerve cells that cause seizures in epilepsy.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept07/found_sept07.html#dandruff
ThumbnailProtein Linked to Cleft Lip and Palate
Scientists discovered a broken gene in the cells of a child with cleft palate.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar07/bedside_march07.html#cleft
ThumbnailWorm Sperm Illuminate Male Infertility
Researchers studying worms discover a promising resource for finding new infertility treatments and birth control approaches for men.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar07/bedside_march07.html#worm
ThumbnailMarking Multiple Sclerosis
Researchers find chemical markers of MS in the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept06/bedside_sept06.html#sclerosis
ThumbnailGenes Affect Breast Cancer Drug Benefit
Some people don't benefit from the cancer drug tamoxifen, and new research shows that their genetic make-up plays a role.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept06/bedside_sept06.html#breast
ThumbnailFrogs Fighting Cancer
African clawed toads are teaching researchers about the genetics of Fanconi anemia, a rare, inherited condition that increases susceptibility to some forms of cancer.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept06/bedside_sept06.html#frog
ThumbnailCancer Drug Fights Early Aging Disease
Scientist discovers that some cancer drugs may help treat progeria, an early aging disease.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar06/bedside_march06.html#aging
ThumbnailHeart Alert
Despite their common use, a new experiment shows that beta-blockers may harm people who have a particular genetic profile.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar06/bedside_march06.html#alert
ThumbnailMaking Sense of It ALL
Researchers’ findings could help doctors customize and improve treatments for leukemia, taking into account the genes of each patient.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept05/bedside_sept05.html#sense
ThumbnailFinding a Single Microbe
When it detects as little as a single bacterium, a “nanoball” antibody combination glows brightl.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar05/bedside_march.html#microbe
ThumbnailWild Ox vs. Mosquito
Large beasts such as oxen that inhabit tropical areas ooze a natural skin secretion called gaur acid that acts as an insect repellant.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar05/bedside_march.html#ox
ThumbnailBlocking Bacteria
Researchers test whether a waxy material called polyethylene glycol, or PEG, might protect the intestines from bacterial invasion.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/oct04/bedside_oct.html#bacteria
ThumbnailReconstructing a Deadly Flu
Researchers figure out the three-dimensional molecular shape of a key protein from the now-extinct 1918 flu virus.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/oct04/bedside_oct.html#flu
ThumbnailTracking a Food-Borne Killer
Public health officials could potentially stop a listeria outbreak after the first few identified cases by staying on the lookout for infection clusters.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb04/bedside_feb.html#food
ThumbnailBotulinum Toxin Vaccine
Scientists discover how inhaled botulinum toxin can cause poisoning.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb04/bedside_feb.html#toxin
ThumbnailBlasting Cancer
Scientist develops an experimental technique called imaging mass spectrometry that may allow more precise diagnosis of cancer and other disorders.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb04/bedside_feb.html#blast
ThumbnailIn a Heartbeat
Heart rate irregularities may signal the onset of sepsis in some high-risk babies.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept03/bedside_sep.html#heart
ThumbnailFinding a Cancer Drug's Mistakes
Research may play a significant role in developing the next generation of drugs to treat a type of cancer.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb03/bedside.html#cancer
ThumbnailIroning Out Illness
Researcher discovers a biofilm killer, called lactoferrin, hiding in body secretions.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb03/bedside.html
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
ThumbnailNatural Bacterial Shield Protects the Body
Naturally occurring body molecules that help fight inflammation also protect tissue linings of the mouth, intestines, and airways from infection.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept02/bench.html#shield
ThumbnailDo the Math
Researchers use different approaches to mathematically model the behavior of infectious microorganisms that impact large populations of people.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept02/bench.html#math
ThumbnailStop Cell Death, Help Treat Sepsis?
Results suggest that stopping intestinal cell death may someday be an effective treatment for sepsis.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept02/bench.html#sepsis
This page last reviewed on August 21, 2017