Janet Iwasa discusses the process of creating detailed animations that convey the latest thinking of how biological molecules interact.
Laura Kiessling describes the carbohydrate coat that covers all cells, how cells use these coats to recognize one another, and how this information is used to design new antimicrobials and other medicines.
"Opening Up the Lab" NIGMS grantee Dr. Brad Duerstock, a neuroscientist at Purdue University, discusses his efforts to make one of the university's laboratories accessible for people who are disabled. Credit: Fox 59 News, Indianapolis, IN.
"Opening Up the Lab" Luke, a yellow Labrador retriever, is another sort of assistive technology. Duerstock got him several years ago from the Indiana Canine Assistant Network, an organization that arranges for prison inmates to train assistive dogs and then matches the dogs with owners.
"For Janice" NIGMS grantee Dr. Kevin Tracey, a neurosurgeon and immunologist at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, talks about how he became interested in studying sepsis and what scientists have learned about the condition. Credit: North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.
"The Right Fit" NIGMS grantee Dr. Julie Johnson, a clinical pharmacist at the University of Florida, studies how genes affect the way people respond to medicines, specifically those that treat high blood pressure. Credit: NIGMS.
"Green Light" Salamanders glow green and blue under ultraviolet light, showing off GFP—a fluorescent protein that has become one of the most useful tools in biomedical research. Credit: Jill Grossman, Jamison Hermann and Marc Zimmer, Connecticut College.
"Special Delivery" NIGMS grantee Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso, a chemical engineer at the University of Michigan, describes her research to create artificial white blood cells to deliver medicines to diseased tissues. Credit: NIGMS.
"Special Delivery" In this simulation, watch red and white blood cells in our bloodstream.
"Genetic Footprints" NIGMS grantee Dr. Sarah Tishkoff, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about a genetic change that allows adult humans to digest milk. Credit: NIGMS.
"Mimicking Mother Nature" NIGMS grantee Dr. Erik Sorensen, a chemist at Princeton University, talks about how and why scientists are trying to make some of the products found in nature. Credit: Evelyn Tu and Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University.
"Mimicking Mother Nature"
"Dr. Data" NIGMS grantee Dr. Atul Butte, a pediatrician and computer scientist at Stanford University, discusses how computers are giving us a deeper understanding of human disease. Credit: NIGMS.
"Mastering Stem Cells"
The malaria parasite and its human hosts are locked in an evolutionary arms race. The parasite kills more than a million people every year. Humans fight back with gradual genetic adaptation and better drugs. The parasite then adapts to evolve drug resistance. Watch as immunologist Dyann Wirth and her team at the Harvard School of Public Health study the evolutionary adaptations of Senegalese people and their malaria parasites in the field and in the lab. The scientists are seeking signs of natural selection at a molecular level to help fight malaria in a smarter way.
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