A new shape for an old function: lasting effect of a physiologic surgical restoration of the left ventricle

submitted by: makyr
Background Long-term morphofunctional outcome may vary widely in surgical anterior left ventricular wall restoration, suggesting variability in post-surgical remodeling similar to that observed following acute myocardial infarction. The aim of this pilot study was to demonstrate that surgical restoration obtained with a particular shape of endoventricular patch leads to steady morphofunctional ventricular improvement when geometry, volume and residual akinesia can be restored as...
Authors: Marco Cirillo, Andrea Amaducci, Emmanuel Villa, Margherita dalla Tomba, Federico Brunelli, Zen Mhagna, Giovanni Troise, Eugenio Quaini

Niclas Tue Hansen Pharmacogenomics

submitted by: StanfordSciVideos

A visiting graduate student at Stanford University explains his research with Professor Russ Altman.

It’s easy to get lost on the biological superhighway. Thankfully, we brought a map.

submitted by: dabraham
Biological annotations and terms have gotten a makeover with RGD’s interactive pathway diagrams. The Rat Genome Database makes biological pathways and their components easy to navigate and analyze through this newly added diagrams feature at http://rgd.mcw.edu/wg/pathway?100 . This video will show you how to easily access, view, and gather information from these diagrams and all the great tools they offer. See our RGD website at http://rgd.mcw.edu for more information and tools for...

Effect of a Brief Video Intervention on Incident Infection among Patients Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics

submitted by: ahyde
In a paper published in June in PLoS Medicine, a controlled trial at three urban STD clinics, Lee Warner and colleagues found that showing an educational video in waiting rooms reduced new infections by approximately 10%. The educational video relating to this paper is provided here. Warner L, Klausner JD, Rietmeijer CA, Malotte CK, O'Donnell L, et al. (2008) Effect of a Brief Video Intervention on Incident Infection among Patients Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics . PLoS...

Some prefer blue jeans...RGD prefers disease genes

submitted by: dabraham
Who knew you could find disease genes without even stepping into the laboratory? This video provides a tutorial on how to utilize the Disease Portals on the Rat Genome Database website at http://rgd.mcw.edu/wg/portals . These portals allow you to search for disease, phenotype, biological process, and pathway specific rat, mouse, and human genes and data. See our RGD website at http://rgd.mcw.edu for more information and tools for researchers...

The Real Lab: Orthopaedic Mechanobiology

submitted by: eternes

University of Maryland students take a fun look into the "real lab" life of three biomechanical engineering undergraduates who research how engineering and biology can help our health.