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This blog is from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. By supporting basic biomedical research and training nationwide, NIGMS lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Biomedical Beat highlights NIGMS-funded research and scientists, as well as images and tools that help illustrate biomedical concepts and advances to the general public.

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Biomedical Beat was formerly an electronic newsletter distributed from January 2005 to July 2013.