Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – January 2011
Findings Magazine: Metals in the Body
Institute: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Amy Palmer, a biochemist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, developed special fluorescent sensors to track zinc and other metals in living cells. Her work is revealing how these metals play a role in brain signaling, bacterial infection, and the progression of diseases.
You can read more about Dr. Palmer in Findings magazine. Findings, published twice a year by NIGMS, profiles scientists doing cutting-edge research. It is available free to the public.
You can read more about Dr. Palmer's work in Findings at http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/jan11/mesmerizedbymetals.asp. Visit http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings to order free print copies of Findings or read the current issue online. At this site, you can also solve crossword puzzles associated with Findings articles, see interviews with scientists, access other Web-only movies and podcasts, and subscribe to the mailing list to receive new issues for free.