Explore Topics Related to Pharmacology

Thumbnail Drugs from Deep Down
Researcher studies secondary metabolites found in caves to help find cures for diseases.


Thumbnail The Right Fit
Clinical pharmacist researches how genes affect the body’s response to medicines.


Thumbnail Special Delivery
Chemical engineer studies methods to improve heart disease drugs.



Thumbnail Mimicking Mother Nature
Chemist invents ways to create useful products found in nature—or in his imagination.


Thumbnail Dr. Data
Doctor-scientist uses computers to re-classify diseases.



Thumbnail Life Is Sweet
Biological engineer studies sugar molecules called carbohydrates.



Thumbnail Chemical World
Toxicologist studies the role of genes in the body's response to chemical exposure.


Thumbnail Secrets of the Killer Snails
Biochemist studies how the venom of marine cone snails may be used to treat pain.


Thumbnail Crystals for a Cure
Biophysicist reveals the atomic skeleton of a protein important for membrane function.


Thumbnail 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.


Thumbnail Demystifying General Anesthetics
Find out why anesthetics have been challenging to study and what scientists are learning about them.


Thumbnail Rx: Genome Sequence
Scientists study the human genome to find out if an individual is at risk for certain diseases.


Thumbnail Tylenol as Lifesaver
Scientists found that Tylenol may alleviate kidney damage.



Thumbnail Contact Medicine
Pediatrician invents medicated contact lens.



Thumbnail The Bad Side of a Good Drug
Anesthesiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin are trying to figure out how anesthetics work in the body.


Thumbnail Garlic: To Your Health!
Researchers discover that a natural component of garlic relaxes blood vessels.


Thumbnail Resisting AIDS Resistance
Researchers craft a drug that HIV cannot counterattack.



Thumbnail Chicken Medicine
Just like the antibodies in our body, monoclonal antibodies used as drugs block unhealthy molecular interactions, such as those among cancer cells that form tumors.

Thumbnail Ginseng's Many Moods
Scientists identify several active ingredients from different kinds of ginseng and figure out how they impact the growth of blood vessels.


Thumbnail Needle-Free Injections
A new medical device now available in some hospitals and clinics can inject medicines without the jab of a needle.


Thumbnail Hot Flash News Flash
New evidence hints that taking tamoxifen and antidepressants together may not be such a good idea.


Thumbnail Basic Studies Yield Myeloma Drug
Lab studies begun in the 1970s have led to a promising new cancer drug now on pharmacy shelves


Thumbnail Finding a Cancer Drug's Mistakes
Research may play a significant role in developing the next generation of drugs to treat a type of cancer.


Thumbnail Cocaine Busted
Scientists discover an enzyme that breaks down cocaine into an inactive substance faster than any other such enzyme examined before.


Thumbnail The 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.


Thumbnail Heart Drug Prevents Muscle Loss After Burns
Researchers come up with a promising medical treatment to thwart devastating muscle and bone loss.


Thumbnail Sour Orange Juice Gives Medicines An Extra Punch
Scientists discover that Seville (sour) orange juice affects the body's handling of some medicines.