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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
ThumbnailA Light on Life’s Rhythms
Postdoctoral researcher studies circadian rhythms in mice to learn how the human brain regulates bodily functions.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept11/lightliferhythms.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
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
ThumbnailPast to Present
Evolutionary biologist uses computers and other molecular biology tools to locate ancestral receptor genes.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb09/pastpresent.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
ThumbnailMastering Stem Cells
Researcher pursues the properties and uses of stem cells.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar08/mastering.asp
ThumbnailDr. Data
Doctor-scientist uses computers to re-classify diseases.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar08/drdata.asp
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
ThumbnailA Sting of Love
Entomologist Gene Robinson studies honeybees to search for genetic underpinnings of behavior.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb04/sting.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
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
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
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
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
ThumbnailSpotlight on Videos: Scientists in Action
Janet Iwasa, Molecular Animator, and Laura Kiessling, Carbohydrate Scientist discuss their work in video inteviews.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall17/spotlight-on-videos.asp
ThumbnailOn the Trails of Drug-Defying Superbugs
Studying how bacteria can become resistant to the antibiotics we use to combat them could aid efforts to curb the emergence of antibiotic resistance.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/fall14/trail-of-drug-defying-superbugs.asp
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
ThumbnailChromosomal Caps in Sickness and in Health
Every cell in your body has a clock called a telomere that ticks down the number of times it can safely divide. If scientists could make drugs to control telomeres, they could perhaps treat diseases of aging as well as cancer.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/insidelifescience/chromosome-caps.html
ThumbnailMaking Heads or Tails of Regeneration
Researchers discover how flatworms know the correct body part to regrow from a wound site.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/jan12/jf_jan12.asp#regen
ThumbnailBelly Button Bacteria
Scientists find 1,400 different strains of belly button bacteria in a study of a hundred people.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/jan12/body-bacteria.asp#belly
ThumbnailStarved Parents, Obese Children?
Paternal diet triggers epigenetic changes that may affect lipid metabolism and disease risk in offspring.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept11/jf_sept11.asp#obese
ThumbnailDNA Sequences Expose Fishy Sushi
DNA barcodes help high school students uncover true ingredients in sushi.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept11/hivonthebrain.asp#sushi
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
ThumbnailBreaking Up Biofilms is Hard to Do
Researchers may have uncovered a way to disband bacteria that are the source for infections.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/jan11/jf_jan11.asp#biofilms
ThumbnailRx: Genome Sequence
Scientists study the human genome to find out if an individual is at risk for certain diseases.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept10/jf_sept10.asp#rx
ThumbnailNaturally Curly
Researchers discover genes that account for coat texture in all dogs.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar10/jf_mar10.asp#curly
ThumbnailThe Bad Side of a Good Drug
Anesthesiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin are trying to figure out how anesthetics work in the body.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar10/jf_mar10.asp#rhythm
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
ThumbnailReading DNA Like a Book
Scientists use a computerized technique that scans text in books to scan DNA.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept09/jf_sept09.asp#dna
ThumbnailBugs On Us
Geneticist studies genetic material in skin bacteria.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb09/jf_feb09.asp#bugs
ThumbnailMystery Malaria
Parasitologist studies the evolution of the malaria-causing parasite, P. vivax, in hopes of finding a cure for the disease.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb09/jf_feb09.asp#malaria
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
ThumbnailCorn Gets an A
Researchers find genetic markers in corn that could help identify which varieties are rich in Vitamin A.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept08/jf_sept08.asp#corn
ThumbnailMolecules Make Memories
Researcher uses an engineering approach to build a simple memory circuit in yeast cells.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar08/jf_mar08.asp#molecule
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
ThumbnailWill Fight for Food
Behavioral geneticist uses fruit flies to look for genes that might be linked to aggression.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar07/bedside_march07.html#fight
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
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
ThumbnailForget the Surgery?
Scientists find that the amygdala—a brain region involved in fear, anxiety, and other emotions—helps anesthetics wipe out memories.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar06/bedside_march06.html#surgery
ThumbnailStressed Out DNA
Psychological stress causes damage by boosting levels of harmful chemicals inside cells.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept05/bedside_sept05.html#stresseddna
ThumbnailGenes Help Treat Trauma
Compared to healthy people, trauma patients' white blood cells show dramatic differences in the activity of certain genes.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept05/bedside_sept05.html#geneshelp
ThumbnailSeeing Red
A genetic variation in some red-haired women revealed that they needed a higher dose of anesthesia.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar05/bedside_march.html#red
ThumbnailHeard It From a Fly
Using fruit flies as a model system, scientists make a fundamental discovery about hearing.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/feb04/bedside_feb.html#heard
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
ThumbnailThe Side Effects of a Misspelling
Because of a small genetic difference, some people have much higher levels of a cancer drug than most patients given the same dose.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept02/bench.html#sideeffects
ThumbnailFruit Flies for Health
Fly genes can play an important role in the study of at least 1,000 of the 5,000 known genetic diseases in people.
https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar02/bench.html#fruit
This page last reviewed on August 21, 2017