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Genomicist Jeramiah Smith Delivers 3rd Annual NIGMS Early Career Investigator Lecture

In an archived webcast, University of Kentucky genomicist Jeramiah Smith describes the sea lamprey’s innovative strategy for avoiding cancer: shedding 20 percent of its genome following development. He also talks with NIGMS director Jon Lorsch...
30-Apr-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Changing Needs of a Cell: No Membrane? No Problem!

While the vast majority of organelles in a cell are insulated by membranes, scientists are finding more and more membrane-less organelles that form as liquid droplets nested inside of each other.
30-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Selfish” Gene Enhances Own Transmission at Expense of Organism’s Fertility

Researchers recently identified a new “selfish” gene, wtf4, that encodes a toxin and an antitoxin in an effort to ensure the gene’s own transmission by killing off reproductive cells lacking the gene.
30-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Feeling Out Bacteria’s Sense of Touch

Scientists have learned how bacteria use their sense of touch to initiate infection and trigger the formation of harmful biofilms.
27-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quicker Sepsis Treatment Saves Lives: Q & A With Sepsis Researcher Christopher Seymour

Physician scientist Christopher Seymour talks about his experience treating sepsis patients and his new study indicating that quicker treatment improves survival odds.
27-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Genomic Gymnastics of a Single-Celled Ciliate and How It Relates to Humans

Molecular Biologist Laura Landweber describes the bizarre sex lives of the single-celled critter she studies and how it can inform cancer research.
26-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.
26-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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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