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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

PECASE Honoree Sohini Ramachandran Studies the Genetic Foundations of Traits in Diverse Populations

NIGMS grantee and presidential award recipient Sohini Ramachandran, Ph.D., is challenging our understanding of genetic variation among human populations. She discusses her research on how the genetic composition of traits and diseases varies among...
27-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

PECASE Honoree Michael Boyce on Sugar's Role in Cell Signaling and on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Scientific Workforce

Sugars are the body’s primary energy source, but they also play signaling roles in the cell by acting as tags on proteins and lipids. NIGMS grantee and Presidential award recipient Michael Boyce discusses the importance of these sugar tags and...
27-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

PECASE Honoree Elizabeth Nance Highlights the Importance of Collaboration in Nanotechnology

Nanoparticles have been used to treat disease for decades, but scientists are now learning more about how they move through human tissue. PECASE honoree and NIGMS grantee Elizabeth Nance is enlisting minds across different scientific fields to solve...
27-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Chemistry of Chocolate

Chocolate is a hallmark of Valentine’s Day and a favorite treat for many. People even say it has health benefits and serves as an aphrodisiac. A look into chocolate's chemistry explains the science behind the claims and why we crave this sweet...
14-Feb-2020 10:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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On the RISE: Joshua and Caleb Marceau Use NIGMS Grant to Jump-Start Their Research Careers

A college degree was far from the minds of Joshua and Caleb Marceau growing up on a small farm on the Flathead Indian Reservation in rural northwestern Montana.
22-Nov-2019 3:30 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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