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ThumbnailMountains and Mouse Genes
Biostatistician studies mouse genetics to link gene combinations to traits.
ThumbnailDr. Data
Doctor-scientist uses computers to re-classify diseases.
ThumbnailDo-It-Yourself Biology
Synthetic biologist blends engineering, biology, and computer programming to find out how life works.
ThumbnailThe Family Business
Computational biologist custom designs computer software to predict the three-dimensional shapes of proteins.
ThumbnailLife Is Sweet
Biological engineer studies sugar molecules called carbohydrates.
ThumbnailA Perfect Mix
Biologist bridges biology and mathematics in her quest to track the activity of thousands of genes.
ThumbnailTaking a Byte Out of Biology
An expert on artificial intelligence gets computers to learn how to read the language hidden in our DNA.
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.
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.
ThumbnailKnowing Networks
Systems biologists study living networks to learn how the individual parts work together to make a functioning whole and what happens when these complex, dynamic systems go awry.
ThumbnailDrakes: A Mythological Model Organism
Scientists use video games to teach genetics to kids.
ThumbnailSolving the Sleeping Sickness 'Mystery'
Scientist uses climate and land cover data to model tsetse fly distribution in Nairobi, Kenya.
ThumbnailWalking the Line
Scientist uses computational modeling to simulate human movement.
ThumbnailRx: Genome Sequence
Scientists study the human genome to find out if an individual is at risk for certain diseases.
Scientists use a Facebook survey to find out how people get information about H1N1.
ThumbnailGamers for Science
Scientists teamed with Sony to install a program on every PlayStation®3 that donates machine downtime to a research project called Folding@Home.
ThumbnailA World Without Pain
Scientists create a virtual reality program "Snow World" in an effort to reduce excessive pain in burn patients.
ThumbnailPC, M.D.?
Scientist creates a computer model of how red blood cells work.
ThumbnailIn a Heartbeat
Heart rate irregularities may signal the onset of sepsis in some high-risk babies.
ThumbnailDo the Math
Researchers use different approaches to mathematically model the behavior of infectious microorganisms that impact large populations of people.