February 2015

  • Whimsical illustration of a heart being repaired by construction workers.

    Fixing Flawed Body Parts

    Engineering New Tissues and Organs

    NIH-funded scientists are exploring innovative ways to fix faulty organs and tissues or even grow new ones.

  • Illustration of gallstones inside a gallbladder.

    Galled by the Gallbladder?

    Your Tiny, Hard-Working Digestive Organ

    Gallstones and other gallbladder disorders rank among the most common and costly of all digestive system diseases.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Craig Fritz