Drugs from Deep DownResearcher studies secondary metabolites found in caves to help find cures for diseases.
The Right FitClinical pharmacist researches how genes affect the body’s response to medicines.
Special DeliveryChemical engineer studies methods to improve heart disease drugs.
Mimicking Mother NatureChemist invents ways to create useful products found in nature—or in his imagination.
Dr. DataDoctor-scientist uses computers to re-classify diseases.
Life Is SweetBiological engineer studies sugar molecules called carbohydrates.
Chemical WorldToxicologist studies the role of genes in the body's response to chemical exposure.
Secrets of the Killer SnailsBiochemist studies how the venom of marine cone snails may be used to treat pain.
Crystals for a CureBiophysicist reveals the atomic skeleton of a protein important for membrane function.
NIGMS 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.
Demystifying General AnestheticsFind out why anesthetics have been challenging to study and what scientists are learning about them.
Rx: Genome SequenceScientists study the human genome to find out if an individual is at risk for certain diseases.
Tylenol as LifesaverScientists found that Tylenol may alleviate kidney damage.
Contact MedicinePediatrician invents medicated contact lens.
The Bad Side of a Good DrugAnesthesiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin are trying to figure out how anesthetics work in the body.
Garlic: To Your Health!Researchers discover that a natural component of garlic relaxes blood vessels.
Resisting AIDS ResistanceResearchers craft a drug that HIV cannot counterattack.
Chicken MedicineJust like the antibodies in our body, monoclonal antibodies used as drugs block unhealthy molecular interactions, such as those among cancer cells that form tumors.
Ginseng's Many MoodsScientists identify several active ingredients from different kinds of ginseng and figure out how they impact the growth of blood vessels.
Needle-Free InjectionsA new medical device now available in some hospitals and clinics can inject medicines without the jab of a needle.
Hot Flash News FlashNew evidence hints that taking tamoxifen and antidepressants together may not be such a good idea.
Basic Studies Yield Myeloma DrugLab studies begun in the 1970s have led to a promising new cancer drug now on pharmacy shelves
Finding a Cancer Drug's MistakesResearch may play a significant role in developing the next generation of drugs to treat a type of cancer.
Cocaine BustedScientists discover an enzyme that breaks down cocaine into an inactive substance faster than any other such enzyme examined before.
The Side Effects of a MisspellingBecause of a small genetic difference, some people have much higher levels of a cancer drug than most patients given the same dose.
Heart Drug Prevents Muscle Loss After BurnsResearchers come up with a promising medical treatment to thwart devastating muscle and bone loss.
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