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Ancient Bloodsuckers, Disposable Genes, and What It All Means

Tune in today for a webcast of the 3rd annual NIGMS Director’s Early-Career Investigator Lecture where Dr. Jeramiah Smith, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, will describe how his research on the sea lamprey is shedding light on...
17-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Skull’s Petrous Bone and What It Can Tell Us About Ancient Humans: Q & A with Genetic Archaeologist David Reich

Genetic archaeologist David Reich discusses how DNA retrieved from inch-long bone in the skull has accelerated our understanding of ancient humans.
12-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cellular Footprints: Tracing How Cells Move

Scientists have developed novel ways to study how and why cells move in their search for treatments of bacterial infection and diseases such as cancer.
11-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Zombie Ants Are Teaching Us About Fungal Infections: Q & A with Entomologists David Hughes and Maridel Fredericksen

I can still remember that giddy feeling I had seven years ago, when I first read about the “zombie ant.” The story was gruesome and fascinating
1-Mar-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sepsis: The Body’s Deadly Response to Infection

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...
8-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Flipping the Switch on Controlling Disease-Carrying Insects

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.
29-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
14-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Heart-Shaped Cells

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.
10-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Making Chemistry Greener

Chemists funded by NIH are working to develop “greener” processes for discovering, developing and manufacturing medicines and other molecules with therapeutic potential, as well as compounds used in biomedical research. Organic chemist Bob Lees...
21-Apr-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Experts on Modeling Infectious Disease Spread

Scientists involved in the National Institutes of Health's Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) are developing computational tools to study the emergence, spread and containment of contagious outbreaks, including H1N1.
12-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Evolution Alert!

NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences is a leading supporter of evolutionary biology research, including recent work on antibiotic resistance, the structure of our brains, and why about half of the adults in the world can digest milk.
30-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST

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