Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Free science books at NIGMA

National Institutes of Health, US Government

Strengthening public understanding and appreciation of science is a key NIGMS goal. As part of its efforts, the Institute publishes free science education materials on a range of topics.

Cell Biology:

Inside the Cell
Explores the interior design of cells and vividly describes the processes that take place within cellular organelles and structures.

The Structures of Life
Reveals how understanding the shape of biological molecules involved in many cellular processes provides insight into health and disease.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Chemistry of Health
Showcases the many ways that chemistry is helping make the world healthier.

Computing Chemistry from Computing Life
Explores how combining chemistry and computers helps scientists develop new medicines and new materials.

Computers in Biology

Computing Life
Shows how scientists use computers to advance our understanding of biology and human health.


The New Genetics
Explains the role of genes in health and disease, the basics of DNA and its molecular cousin RNA, and new directions in genetic research


Medicines By Design
Discusses the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future.

Medicines for You: Studying How Your Genes Can Make a Difference
Describes research on personalized medicines and why it's important.

Science Careers

Showcases the vibrant and diverse scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives.

Scientists for the 21st Century: Preparing a Diverse Research Workforce
Describes NIGMS programs to prepare a workforce that reflects the diversity and talent of the U.S. population.