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Thumbnail Body Bacteria
Scientist investigates skin bacteria.
ThumbnailHIV on the Brain
Graduate student researches genetic mutations that affect HIV's ability to infect the brain.
ThumbnailA Light on Life's Rhythms
Postdoctoral researcher studies circadian rhythms in mice to learn how the human brain regulates bodily functions.
ThumbnailMountains and Mouse Genes
Biostatistician studies mouse genetics to link gene combinations to traits.
ThumbnailThe Right Fit
Clinical pharmacist researches how genes affect the body's response to medicines.
ThumbnailGenetic Footprints
Evolutionary geneticist studies evolution and its role in shaping human history and human health.
ThumbnailPast to Present
Evolutionary biologist uses computers and other molecular biology tools to locate ancestral receptor genes.
ThumbnailLiving With Huntington's
Molecular biologist studies how a devastating brain disorder dismantles and destroys cells.
ThumbnailMastering Stem Cells
Researcher pursues the properties and uses of stem cells.
ThumbnailDr. Data
Doctor-scientist uses computers to re-classify diseases.
ThumbnailRecipe for Sleep
Neuroscientist studies the basic biology of sleep.
ThumbnailScience Without Borders
Geneticist works with researchers throughout the world to study malaria.
ThumbnailBugging the Bugs
Bacterial geneticist studies how bacteria communicate with each other.
ThumbnailA Sting of Love
Entomologist Gene Robinson studies honeybees to search for genetic underpinnings of behavior.
ThumbnailA Perfect Mix
Biologist bridges biology and mathematics in her quest to track the activity of thousands of genes.
ThumbnailPlanting Seeds
Biologist studies the genetic secrets of bacteria that can infect both plants and humans.
ThumbnailA Great Divide
Molecular biologist's basic research probes how cells grow and divide.
ThumbnailThe Worm Returns
Biologist uses glow-in-the-dark fluorescent labels to study cells in flatworms.
ThumbnailNIGMS Is on Instagram!
NIGMS is now on Instagram ( @NIGMS_NIH), beaming all the gorgeous science images you can't get enough of straight to your mobile devices.
ThumbnailThere's an "Ome" for That
Rapid advances in technology and computational tools are allowing researchers to categorize many aspects of the biological world.
ThumbnailSpotlight on Videos: Scientists in Action
Janet Iwasa, Molecular Animator, and Laura Kiessling, Carbohydrate Scientist discuss their work in video inter​views.
ThumbnailOn the Trails of Drug-Defying Superbugs
Studying how bacteria can become resistant to the antibiotics we use to combat them could aid efforts to curb the emergence of antibiotic resistance.
ThumbnailSay Cheese
Scientists learn about the role of biofilms in our bodies and in the environment by studying the rinds of aged cheeses.
ThumbnailHow Bacterial Slime Clogs the Works
Time-lapse movie reveals how bacteria clog medical devices like stents and catheters.
ThumbnailMysterious Rare Blood Type Explained
Scientists develop a gene test for a rare blood type.
ThumbnailChromosomal Caps in Sickness and in Health
Every cell in your body has a clock called a telomere that ticks down the number of times it can safely divide. If scientists could make drugs to control telomeres, they could perhaps treat diseases of aging as well as cancer.
ThumbnailHow Bacteria Defend Themselves Against Fluoride
Scientists discover that many bacteria can defend themselves against fluoride.
ThumbnailDrakes: A Mythological Model Organism
Scientists use video games to teach genetics to kids.
ThumbnailMaking Heads or Tails of Regeneration
Researchers discover how flatworms know the correct body part to regrow from a wound site.
ThumbnailBelly Button Bacteria
Scientists find 1,400 different strains of belly button bacteria in a study of a hundred people.
ThumbnailStarved Parents, Obese Children?
Paternal diet triggers epigenetic changes that may affect lipid metabolism and disease risk in offspring.
ThumbnailDNA Sequences Expose Fishy Sushi
DNA barcodes help high school students uncover true ingredients in sushi.
ThumbnailCells for Sight
Scientists identify eye cells that help mice that lack rods and cones see.
ThumbnailBreaking Up Biofilms is Hard to Do
Researchers may have uncovered a way to disband bacteria that are the source for infections.
ThumbnailRx: Genome Sequence
Scientists study the human genome to find out if an individual is at risk for certain diseases.
ThumbnailNaturally Curly
Researchers discover genes that account for coat texture in all dogs.
ThumbnailThe Bad Side of a Good Drug
Anesthesiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin are trying to figure out how anesthetics work in the body.
ThumbnailCancer Therapy's Got Rhythm
Scientists have evidence that circadian rhythms affect the safety and effectiveness of certain cancer drugs.
ThumbnailWhy Sleep?
Scientists use fruit flies to find out why we sleep.
ThumbnailReading DNA Like a Book
Scientists use a computerized technique that scans text in books to scan DNA.
ThumbnailBugs On Us
Geneticist studies genetic material in skin bacteria.
ThumbnailLifestyle Effects
Scientist studies how the environment shapes our DNA.
ThumbnailMystery Malaria
Parasitologist studies the evolution of the malaria-causing parasite, P. vivax, in hopes of finding a cure for the disease.
ThumbnailChimp Changes
Scientists are investigating whether the human immune reaction against the glycan molecule "Gc" may spur some cancers and infectious diseases.
ThumbnailCorn Gets an A
Researchers find genetic markers in corn that could help identify which varieties are rich in Vitamin A.
ThumbnailMolecules Make Memories
Researcher uses an engineering approach to build a simple memory circuit in yeast cells.
ThumbnailOverworked Gene Repair Kit Tied to Huntington's
Although Huntington's disease is an inherited condition involving a defective gene, symptoms usually don't appear until middle age.
ThumbnailWill Fight for Food
Behavioral geneticist uses fruit flies to look for genes that might be linked to aggression.
ThumbnailProtein Linked to Cleft Lip and Palate
Scientists discovered a broken gene in the cells of a child with cleft palate.
ThumbnailGenes Affect Breast Cancer Drug Benefit
Some people don't benefit from the cancer drug tamoxifen, and new research shows that their genetic make-up plays a role.
ThumbnailForget the Surgery?
Scientists find that the amygdala—a brain region involved in fear, anxiety, and other emotions—helps anesthetics wipe out memories.
ThumbnailStressed Out DNA
Psychological stress causes damage by boosting levels of harmful chemicals inside cells.
ThumbnailGenes Help Treat Trauma
Compared to healthy people, trauma patients' white blood cells show dramatic differences in the activity of certain genes.
ThumbnailSeeing Red
A genetic variation in some red-haired women revealed that they needed a higher dose of anesthesia.
ThumbnailHeard It From a Fly
Using fruit flies as a model system, scientists make a fundamental discovery about hearing.
ThumbnailFinding a Cancer Drug's Mistakes
Research may play a significant role in developing the next generation of drugs to treat a type of cancer.
ThumbnailThe Side Effects of a Misspelling
Because of a small genetic difference, some people have much higher levels of a cancer drug than most patients given the same dose.?