Atoms to X-rays: How Do Proteins Fold? Theory Meets Experiments

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The machinery of life depends on proteins--large organic molecules composed of tens, hundreds or even thousands of amino acids bound together and folded into specifically shaped structures. How they fold into these three-dimensional structures is known as the second genetic code and is one of great challenges in science today. Join UCSD biophysicist Jose Onuchic, as he explores how physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics are all being applied to crack the protein folding mystery. Series:...

Trudy Forte presents "Drugs for Brain Tumors"

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Trudy Forte discusses her work developing nano-sized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles that can be used as a safe and effective means of delivering anticancer drugs to brain tumors, particularly the most common malignant brain tumor in adults and one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Series: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Summer Lecture Series [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 13002]

Lung Cancer Risks raised by Genetic Variations

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A research team led by scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center report that 2 specific common inherited
genetic variations are associated with increased risk of lung cancer for smokers and former smokers.
Dr. Amos talks about how the findings are a major step forward in identifying those at high risk for
non-small cell lung cancer and for understanding how smoking and genetic factors interact to cause the disease.

Modern Transportation and Infectious Disease – MWV15

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From your local bus route to international air travel, infectious diseases can spread across the globe in a matter of hours. In this video podcast episode filmed at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C., Stephen Eubank from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech and Daniel Lucey from Georgetown University discuss the role of transportation in the spread of disease and examine the effectiveness of various measures to curb transmission. Stephen Eubank, Ph.D., is a...

BIOTERRORISM: PLAGUE AS A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON

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Bioterrorism is the utilization of microorganisms or toxins in order to produce a disease and/or death in human beings, animals or plants. Different from conventional weaponry, relatively economic means are used that allow the elimination of living beings without destroying the surrounding atmosphere. The most probably method for spread of bioweapons is aerial transmission, continuing into water supplies and food. The CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta) has...

Interview with Computational Biologist and SciVee Cofounder Phil Bourne

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Prof. Simon Twigger of the Medical College of Wisconsin asked me to visit for a day in January of 2008. We started the day with this interview which Simon conducted which describes my career and interests. He kindly let us post it here. It might be of interest to anyone considering a career in computational biology as it covers one such career path which began before the field itself was established.