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ThumbnailDrugs from Deep Down
Researcher studies secondary metabolites found in caves to help find cures for diseases.
ThumbnailThe Right Fit
Clinical pharmacist researches how genes affect the bodyís response to medicines.
ThumbnailSpecial Delivery
Chemical engineer studies methods to improve heart disease drugs.
ThumbnailMimicking Mother Nature
Chemist invents ways to create useful products found in natureóor in his imagination.
ThumbnailDr. Data
Doctor-scientist uses computers to re-classify diseases.
ThumbnailLife Is Sweet
Biological engineer studies sugar molecules called carbohydrates.
ThumbnailChemical World
Toxicologist studies the role of genes in the body's response to chemical exposure.
ThumbnailSecrets of the Killer Snails
Biochemist studies how the venom of marine cone snails may be used to treat pain.
ThumbnailCrystals for a Cure
Biophysicist reveals the atomic skeleton of a protein important for membrane function.
ThumbnailNIGMS Is on Instagram!
NIGMS is now on Instagram (@NIGMS_NIH), beaming all the gorgeous science images you canít get enough of straight to your mobile devices.
ThumbnailDemystifying General Anesthetics
Find out why anesthetics have been challenging to study and what scientists are learning about them.
ThumbnailRx: Genome Sequence
Scientists study the human genome to find out if an individual is at risk for certain diseases.
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.
ThumbnailGarlic: To Your Health!
Researchers discover that a natural component of garlic relaxes blood vessels.
ThumbnailChicken Medicine
Just like the antibodies in our body, monoclonal antibodies used as drugs block unhealthy molecular interactions, such as those among cancer cells that form tumors.
ThumbnailGinseng's Many Moods
Scientists identify several active ingredients from different kinds of ginseng and figure out how they impact the growth of blood vessels.
ThumbnailNeedle-Free Injections
A new medical device now available in some hospitals and clinics can inject medicines without the jab of a needle.
ThumbnailHot Flash News Flash
New evidence hints that taking tamoxifen and antidepressants together may not be such a good idea.
ThumbnailBasic Studies Yield Myeloma Drug
Lab studies begun in the 1970s have led to a promising new cancer drug now on pharmacy shelves
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.
ThumbnailCocaine Busted
Scientists discover an enzyme that breaks down cocaine into an inactive substance faster than any other such enzyme examined before.
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.
ThumbnailHeart Drug Prevents Muscle Loss After Burns
Researchers come up with a promising medical treatment to thwart devastating muscle and bone loss.
ThumbnailSour Orange Juice Gives Medicines An Extra Punch
Scientists discover that Seville (sour) orange juice affects the body's handling of some medicines.
This page last reviewed on August 21, 2017