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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

Flipping the Switch on Controlling Disease-Carrying Insects

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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

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

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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

Heart-Shaped Cells

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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

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

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

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

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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.
19-Dec-2016 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

There’s an “Ome” for That

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The genome was just the beginning. Rapid advances in technology and computational tools are allowing researchers to categorize many aspects of the biological world.
16-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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Biochemist Gautam Dantas inspects what’s deposited on infant diapers for clues about antibiotic resistance.
8-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Making Chemistry Greener

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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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