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Article ID: 684751

Sepsis: The Body’s Deadly Response to Infection

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Although not as well-known as other medical conditions, sepsis kills more people in the United States than AIDS, breast cancer, or prostate cancer combined. Sepsis is body-wide inflammation, usually triggered by an overwhelming immune response to infection. Though doctors and medical staff are well-aware of the condition—it is involved in 1 in 10 hospital deaths—the condition is notoriously hard to diagnose. In this video, sepsis expert Sarah Dunsmore, a program director with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), describes what sepsis is and how to recognize it, what kinds of patients are most at risk, and what NIGMS is doing to reduce the impact of this deadly condition.

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8-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 677190

Flipping the Switch on Controlling Disease-Carrying Insects

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Authorities in Florida and Brazil recently released thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacterium called Wolbachia in an effort to curb Zika outbreaks. Find out how Wolbachia neutralizes insects.

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29-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 671098

On Pi Day, Computational Biologists Share What They Love About Math

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

In honor of Pi Day, we asked several biomedical researchers in the field of computational biology to tell us why they love math and how they use it in their research.

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14-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 669196

Heart-Shaped Cells

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The cellular skeleton protein actin can bind cells together, and also play a number of roles in cancer’s invasion into new tissues in the body.

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10-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 668776

Interview with a Scientist: Thomas O’Halloran, Metal Maestro

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

In a video interview, Thomas O’Halloran discusses the roles of metals in the body with a focus on how zinc regulates egg cell maturation and fertilization.

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3-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 666736

Cool Image: Adding Color to the Gray World of Electron Microscopy

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

While it may look like a pine wreath dotted with crimson berries, this holiday-themed image is in fact one of the world’s first color electron micrographs.

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19-Dec-2016 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 666593

There’s an “Ome” for That

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The genome was just the beginning. Rapid advances in technology and computational tools are allowing researchers to categorize many aspects of the biological world.

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16-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 666113

The Irresistible Resistome: How Infant Diapers Might Help Combat Antibiotic Resistance (Sort of)

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Biochemist Gautam Dantas inspects what’s deposited on infant diapers for clues about antibiotic resistance.

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8-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 663698

Exploring the Evolution of Spider Venom to Improve Human Health

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

More than 46,000 species of spiders creepy crawl across the globe. Each one produces a venom composed of an average of 500 distinct toxins, putting the conservative estimate of unique venom compounds at more than 22 million. Researchers are studying these toxins to increase our understanding of the evolution of spider venom and contribute to the development of new medicines, anti-venoms and research tools.

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5-Dec-2016 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 665470

Our Complicated Relationship with Viruses

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Nearly 10 percent of the human genome is made of bits of virus DNA. For the most part, this viral DNA is not harmful. In some cases, NIH-funded scientists are finding, it actually has a beneficial impact.

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28-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
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