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NU Researchers Say Genetic Approach Might Prevent Bacteria From Resisting Drugs
December 19, 2008 • Northwestern University

By examining bacteria’s own primitive immune systems, researchers may have found a way to prevent or slow the development of bacterial drug resistance.

1 Japanese, 2 Americans Win Nobel Chemistry Prize
October 8, 2008 • USA Today

Three scientists who have received support from NIGMS are recognized with the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on green fluorescent protein.

Making "Safer" Stem Cells
October 6, 2008 • NIH Research Matters

Scientists have found a new way to produce stem cell-like cells from mouse liver cells. The new technique sidesteps the cancer-causing potential of a previously developed method.

Combating Sepsis: An Interview with Drs. Derek Angus and Donald Yealy
August 14, 2008 • Wall Street Journal

NIGMS grantees explain sepsis and a treatment strategy that may increase survival from the life-threatening condition.

Structural Proteomics: The Relentless Pursuit of Protein Shape
August 1, 2008 • Science

Advances led by PSI-supported scientists have had a major technological impact on structural genomics efforts. 

Jeremy Berg on Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study
July 23, 2008 • Voice of America

In this on-camera interview, the NIGMS Director answers questions about MIDAS and its projects focused on pandemic flu. 

Computational Biology Catches the Flu
July 1, 2008 • Biomedical Computation Review

MIDAS-supported researchers describe their efforts to model the spread of a potential pandemic flu. 

Tiny Gene Variations Can Even Alter Effect of the Pills We Take
March 21, 2008 • The Wall Street Journal

Scientists are learning that even small genetic changes can make us more vulnerable to certain diseases or alter our responses to particular medicines.

New Approaches To Healing Wounds
January 14, 2008 • American Medical News

NIGMS is funding a large, interdisciplinary group of researchers, who are planning to test a wide array of approaches to promote wound healing.

Advance May End Stem Cell Debate
November 20, 2007 • The Washington Post

Two teams of scientists, one supported by NIGMS, have turned ordinary human skin cells into what appear to be embryonic stem cells without using eggs or embryos.

Widely Used Blood Thinner Will Come With Genetic Instructions
August 16, 2007 • Reuters

The blood thinner warfarin has become the first widely used drug that will include genetic tasting data on its label, moving personalized medicine into the mainstream.

Side Effects Could Be Genetic
June 13, 2007 • Memphis Commercial Appeal

Researchers have found further evidence that normal genetic variations affect how the body responds to medications, but don't expect a DNA test before your next prescription.

On the Trail of Parkinson’s, Through Yeast Cells
April 24, 2007 •  New York Times

NIGMS grantee Susan Lindquist is studying how misshaped proteins can lead to neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease.

Friendster for Proteins
March 1, 2007 • Forbes

The article features the emerging field of systems biology and the work of several NIGMS grantees who are at the center of it.

47 Years After Father, Son Wins a Nobel, Too
October 6, 2006 • The New York Times

NIGMS grantee Roger D. Kornberg wins the Nobel Prize for revealing the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription, the process of copying DNA into RNA.

Americans Share Nobel Prize in Medicine
October 2, 2006 • USA Today

NIGMS grantees Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello receive the Nobel Prize for their discovery of RNA interference.

A Biologist's Listening Guide to Bacteria
September 12, 2006 • National Public Radio

NIGMS funds Princeton geneticist Bonnie Bassler, who studies quorum sensing, a chemical strategy bacteria use to join together into organized groups.

Medical College Researcher Working to Make Genetic-Based Medicine a Reality
August 1, 2006 • Wisconsin Technology Network

NIGMS is funding a researcher who aims to predict which patients will respond well to a class of drugs called thiopurines, which are used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and cancer, among other ailments.

A Tale of Two Drugs Hints at Promise for Genetic Testing
July 11, 2006 • New York Times

A review of several studies that examine genetic variations and how they influence an individual’s response to particular medications.

From Research Labs, Glowing Colors and Images
May 1, 2006 • The Washington Post

The Washington Post featured colorful images generated by NIGMS scientists and previously highlighted in the NIGMS monthly electronic newsletter Biomedical Beat.

My Own Private Synchrotron
May 1, 2006 • The Scientist

Researchers supported by the PSI and the NIGMS Small Business Innovation Research Program have developed a miniature synchrotron that could transform many fields of biomedical research.

Family Quarantine is a Key to Fighting Bird Flu, Study Says
April 26, 2006 • National Geographic News

Results from the latest NIGMS-supported pandemic flu modeling project, which simulates outbreaks in the United States.

Nature Insight on Computational Biology
November 14, 2002 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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