Canary in a Coal Mine (MWV16)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Coral reefs are dying a death of a thousand cuts and their disappearance threatens not only the incredibly diverse ecosystem that depends on them, but also human health and welfare. In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video marine scientists Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Ph.D. , chair of marine studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Kiho Kim, Ph.D. , director of the environmental studies program at American University, explain the important relationship between microbes...

A Second Life for E-Health

submitted by: atnp lab

A new project of the Applied Technology for Nuero Psychology Lab of Prof. Giuseppe Riva and Researcher Alessandra Gorini: use the platform Second Life for on line psycological support for groups and individuals

Small Regulatory RNAs May Sharpen Spatial Expression Patterns

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submitted by: apryl
The precise establishment of gene expression patterns is a crucial step in development. Formation of a sharp boundary between high and low spatial expression domains requires a genetic mechanism that exhibits sensitivity, yet is robust to fluctuations, a demand that may not be easily achieved by morphogens alone. Recently, it has been demonstrated that small RNAs (and, in particular, microRNAs) play many roles in embryonic development. Whereas some RNAs are essential for embryogenesis,...
Authors: Erel Levine, Peter Mchale, Herbert Levine

Contributions of Ibn Al-Nafis to the progress of medicine and urology. A study and translations from his medical works

submitted by: rabie
This primary-source study of 4 medical works of the 13th century Muslim scholar Ibn Al-Nafis confirmed that his Kitab Al-Mujaz Fi Al-Tibb was authored as an independent book meant to be a handbook for medical students and practitioners not as an epitome of Kitab Al-Qanun of Ibn Sina as thought by recent historians. His huge medical encyclopedia, Al-Shamil, represents a wave of intense scientific activity that spread among the scholars of Cairo and Damascus following the massive destruction...
Authors: Abdel-halim r E

Bioinformatics Comes of Age

submitted by: WomenInBioinformatics

Janet Thornton, Ph.D. Head of European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)

Dr. Thornton is a leading expert in relating protein sequence to structure and function. She has worked extensively in knowledge-based approaches to sequence analysis. Dr. Thornton is a member of the Royal Society

Predicting Protein Interactions

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Soshana Wodak, Ph.D. Scientific Director, Centre for Computational Biology (CCB), The Hospital for Sick Children

Professor, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto Canada Research Chair, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics