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Exploring Nature’s Treasure Trove of Helpful Compounds

Compounds that plants, fungi, bacteria, and animals produce can sometimes help people as well. In fact, many medicines, molecules used in research, and other useful compounds originated in nature. Learn more about recent discoveries in the...
24-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish Shed Light on Fatherhood in the Animal Kingdom

Fatherhood looks very different across species. Tiny stickleback fish are especially involved in raising their young, and along with other animals, they’re showing us the impact paternal care can have on both offspring and fathers.
17-Jun-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Helium: An Abundant History and a Shortage Threatening Scientific Tools

Scientists first discovered helium burning on the surface of the sun, but today liquid helium plays an essential role in supercooling scientific equipment. Unfortunately, our complex history with the element has led to a recent shortage that...
27-May-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Science of Infectious Disease Modeling

What does “modeling the spread” or “flattening the curve” mean, and how does it apply to infectious diseases such as COVID-19? Learn more about the science of infectious disease modeling and how NIGMS supports scientists in this field.
29-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Twisting and Turning: Unraveling What Causes Asymmetry

Chirality is a type of asymmetry where something can’t overlap with its mirror image, like our hands. Michael Ostap, Ph.D., is researching what causes chirality on a molecular level to better understand embryonic development and how it can go...
2-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Explore Our Virtual Learning STEM Resources

Did you know that we have free education resources you can use from home to engage students in science? Explore our Science Education Partnership Award Program projects and Pathways resources to find STEM learning opportunities for pre-K through...
23-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PECASE Honoree James Olzmann Investigates the Secrets of Lipid Droplets

Lipid droplets, membrane-bound packages of lipids, have been one of our cells’ least studied components. But recently, more scientists have begun probing the mysteries that surround them and finding fascinating results. James Olzmann, Ph.D.,...
19-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pathways: The Circadian Rhythms Issue

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Scholastic, Inc., have collaborated to bring Pathways, STEM and ELA resources, to educators and students. The third magazine issue and accompanying teaching materials explore circadian rhythms,...
4-Mar-2020 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How Errors in Divvying Up Chromosomes Lead to Defects in Cells

During the fundamental process of mitosis, a type of cell division, dividing cells sometimes make errors while divvying up chromosomes. Understanding how this happens may help researchers develop targeted therapies for a variety of diseases,...
26-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT

Sepsis: Using Big Data to Cut a Killer Down to Size

Sepsis causes nearly 270,000 deaths in the United States each year. Find out how big data approaches are helping clinicians catch it sooner, treat it better, and help survivors cope with long-term effects.
19-Feb-2020 10:30 AM EST

Crowdsourcing Science: Using Competition to Drive Creativity

Thanks largely to advances in computing, researchers in computational biology and data science are harnessing the power of the masses and making discoveries that provide valuable insights into human health.
5-Feb-2020 3:30 PM EST

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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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