Latest National Institute of General Medical Sciences Stories

2010-04-30 08:40:32

Study demonstrates that whole-genome analysis may play future role in clinical medicine.

2010-04-19 08:13:03

A new discovery about the wound-healing process could lead to better treatments for diabetics and other patients who have wounds that are slow to heal.

2010-03-31 13:46:44

Did you know that filling out your census card will help computer scientists model how diseases spread in the United States?

2010-03-18 09:05:00

University of Chicago scientists have successfully used geometrically patterned surfaces to influence the development of stem cells.

2010-02-24 09:00:00

Partnership Combines Strengths to Speed New Treatments to Patients WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2010-02-23 10:07:13

In research published this week in PLoS Medicine, Susan Huang and colleagues describe the use of a novel automated cluster detection tool, WHONET-SaTScan, made by integrating two freely available software packages, to identify hospital infection clusters.

2009-08-27 07:38:57

A new study reports that as many as 30 percent of people taking Plavix, one of the world's best-selling medicines, respond negatively to the drug and are at risk for stroke and heart attack.

2009-08-25 15:28:05

A new study reports that a gene variant carried by about a third of the population plays a major role in this group's response to an anti-clotting medicine, clopidogrel (Plavix). People with the variant produce a defective version of the CYP2C19 enzyme and are less able to activate the drug.

2009-08-13 07:18:40

Drs. Gayle Slaughter, assistant dean of graduate education in the graduate school of biomedical sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, and Michael J. Friedlander, chair of the department of neuroscience and director of neuroscience initiatives at BCM, were awarded National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ funding from the National Institutes of Health through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

2009-03-27 09:49:18

A research team at the Scripps Research Institute has obtained the first glimpse of a protein that keeps certain substances, including many drugs, out of cells. The protein, called P-glycoprotein or P-gp for short, is one of the main reasons cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy drugs.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.