biosights: June 10, 2013 - Netrin Throws Anchor Cells into the Breach

submitted by: JCB
Cell invasion through basement membranes is crucial for both normal development and cancer metastasis but relatively little is known about the process because it is difficult to observe in vivo. By imaging the invasion of anchor cells during C. elegans development, Hagedorn et al. reveal that, after invadopodia-like structures form an initial breach in the basement membrane, localized netrin signaling helps generate a stable invasive protrusion that widens the gap and directs the cell across...

Echogram of the Red Sea

submitted by: apryl
This is a short clip intended for use at the KAUST SIGGRAPH booth in a series of video loops played during the convention. 62,000+ pixels wide, this image can be viewed in full resolution on the 40 Gigapixel tiled display wall at KAUST Visualization Laboratory. It is also annotated with sound clips that describe specific areas of the dataset as you bring them into view. Data provided by: Dr. Stein Kaartvedt, KAUST Professor, Marine Science Associate Director, Red Sea Research Center...

Models and Simulations of a Nanosphere: KCC1

submitted by: apryl
Dr. Madhu Srinivasan, CG Developer at KAUST Visualization Laboratory generated 3D models and animations to visually simulate the first nanoparticle developed by KAUST Catalysis Center. KCC1 is the first Nanoparticle developed by KAUST Catalysis Center. Director of KAUST Catalysis Center, Dr. Jean-Marie Basset, Senior Research Scientist at KCC, Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar, and Dr. Dongkyu Cha of the Advanced Nanofabrication Imaging & Characterization Core Laboratory discuss the details of...

MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology. On this episode, Jonathan talks about "evolvability," the probability that organisms can invent new functions. To do this, he has been using genome data in conjunction with experimental information to try and understand the mechanisms by which new functions have originated. Another area of interest for Eisen is the...

20130528 - Protein Prediction 1 - Burkhard Rost - Alignments 3

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20130528

Course: Protein Prediction 1

Title: Alignments 3

Speaker: Burkhard Rost

Audience: Computational Biology students

20130528 - Protein Prediction 1 - Burkhard Rost - Alignments 3

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20130528

Course: Protein Prediction 1

Title: Alignments 3

Speaker: Burkhard Rost

Audience: Computer Science students