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- NIGMS will host a special scientific symposium to mark its 50th anniversary. The event will take place tomorrow 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern time on the NIH campus. If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch it live at http://videocast.nih.gov/default.asp or later at http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp. For more information, visit http://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/Meetings/Stetten_2012.htm.
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- NIGMS 50th anniversary fact: NIGMS turns 50 this year. Also turning 50: the Biomedical Technology Research Centers that were recently transferred to NIGMS. These centers have been responsible for many milestones, including introducing computers into lab settings and utilizing magnetic spin resonance for analytical research and clinical imaging.
- Inside Life Science: How the body responds to traumatic injury. Read more at http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/insidelifescience/life-after-traumatic-injury.html.
- In This September Issue of Biomedical Beat:
• Cool Video: Repurposing Genes, Repurposing Drugs
• Three Human Antibodies Provide Broad Protection Against Flu
• Bacterial Gene Teams Cut Down on Signal Noise
• Cancer Uses Special Sugar to Usurp Cells
• Computerized Sorter Helps Detect Subtle Difference in Worms
- The winner of the pop quiz is… Vera Mackiw Chopyk. The answer is A, cancer. As tumors grow, they recruit new blood vessels. Scientists found that a compound that kills fungus also stops blood vessel growth, shrinking tumors in mice. Learn more about this finding in tomorrow’s edition of Biomedical Beat.
- Pop quiz! Working in a variety of model organisms, scientists found that a compound with antifungal activity reduced blood vessel growth. Their finding suggests that this compound could be used to treat which condition? Be the first to guess the right answer and win a virtual NIGMS blue ribbon to post to your page.
B) Sickle Cell disease
D) Neurodegenerative disorders
E) Hearing loss
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