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.

Research in the Autonomous Vehicle Lab, University of Maryland

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How flying robots imitate insects, explained by University of Maryland aerospace engineering graduate students Joe Conroy and Andrew Hyslop. Winning science video in 2008 Vid/Terp competition. http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/undergradexp/release.cfm?ArticleID=1647

MicrobeWorld Video - MWV01 - The Koshland Museum

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
A video podcast on the Koshland Science Museum's interactive exhibit on Infectious Disease featuring interviews with Erica Shugart, Ph.D., deputy director and exhibit curator, Dr. Eliott Kieff, Harvard University, and Dr. David Relman, Stanford University. The Koshland Science Museum is located on 6th and E Sts., NW, D.C. and it is well worth the visit. Visit MicrobeWorld online at www.microbeworld.org

Return to Zambia MWV 17

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
The American Society for Microbiology is helping African nations foster a scientific community that is better able to address the current and future problems that threaten not only the local population, but the world at large. Like many African countries, Zambia and South Africa are deeply affected by HIV and tuberculosis, as well as a number of other infectious diseases. In March of 2008, ASM President Cliff Houston, Ph.D., traveled to Zambia and South Africa to gauge and assess the...

Computation Enabling Bio-Science & Engineering

submitted by: SDSC

Professor Richard Waltz discusses "Computation Enabling Bio-Science & Engineering" at the Cyberinfrastructure Experiences for Graduate Students Spring Orientation Workshop in 2007. For more information see: http://www.sdsc.edu/us/training/index.html

Breast cancer genes protect against some leukemias and lymphomas

submitted by: BernardFriedenson
Carriers of mutations in the breast cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 have very high lifetime risks for breasts/ovarian cancer. Products of either gene have multiple functions including involvement in error-free double strand break repair. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are both components of a DNA damage response pathway that has the ability to return fragments of broken chromosomes back into their correct positions without ligating them elsewhere. But cancers at other sites may also occur without this...