Optogenetics relies on biodiversity

submitted by: nsf

How two unlikely microbes (that don’t even have brains) led to the development of one of today’s most promising brain research techniques—which is being used to study many diseases including schizophrenia and Parkinson’s.

Rotating Egg

submitted by: hsrikm

Graph of an egg derived from an equation and uneven unique angular periods from division of pi by whole numbers.

Cultures Magazine Launch Event - MWV84

submitted by: MicrobeWorld

Watch highlights from the Cultures Magazine Launch Event held on January 23, 2014 at American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Cultures is a free, online, open-source publication available for viewing at www.asm.org/cultures.

Silencing the Menkes Copper-Transporting ATPase (Atp7a) Gene in Rat Intestinal Epithelial (IEC-6) Cells Increases Iron Flux via Transcriptional Induction of Ferroportin 1 (Fpn1)

submitted by: jfcollins
The Menkes copper-transporting ATPase (Atp7a) gene is induced in rat duodenum during iron deficiency, consistent with copper accumulation in the intestinal mucosa and liver. To test the hypothesis that ATP7A influences intestinal iron metabolism, the Atp7a gene was silenced in rat intestinal epithelial (IEC-6) cells using short hairpin RNA (shRNA) technology. Perturbations in intracellular copper homeostasis were noted in knockdown cells, consistent with the dual roles of ATP7A in pumping...
Authors: Sukru Gulec, James F. Collins

20131029 - Protein Prediction 2 - Tobias Hamp - Homology Based Prediction of Protein Function

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20131029

Course: Protein Prediction 2

Title: Homology Based Prediction of Protein Function

Speaker: Tobias Hamp

Audience: Computer Science students

20131024 - Protein Prediction 2 - Burkhard Rost - Introduction to protein function

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20131024

Course: Protein Prediction 2

Title: Introduction to protein function

Speaker: Burkhard Rost

Audience: Computer Science students