HIV/AIDS Education in America (MWV14)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video we ask some leading researchers, education specialists, and public health officials about the state of HIV/AIDS education in America and ideas they have to support the teaching of microbial evolution using the latest HIV/AIDS research ó all while instilling innovative prevention strategies. Filmed at a forum for educators on February, 11, 2008 at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C. and at San Diego State University, this episode features...

Temporal Dynamics of European Bat Lyssavirus Type 1 and Survival of Myotis myotis Bats in Natural Colonies

submitted by: Jordi Serra-Cobo
Many emerging RNA viruses of public health concern have recently been detected in bats. However, the dynamics of these viruses in natural bat colonies is presently unknown. Consequently, prediction of the spread of these viruses and the establishment of appropriate control measures are hindered by a lack of information. To this aim, we collected epidemiological, virological and ecological data during a twelve-year longitudinal study in two colonies of insectivorous bats (Myotis myotis)...
Authors: Blanca Amengual, Hervé Bourhy, Marc López-roig, Jordi Serra-cobo

Homogenization of northern U.S. Great Lakes forests due to land use

submitted by: edtech-isu
Human land use of forested regions has intensified worldwide in recent decades, threatening long-term sustainability. Primary effects include conversion of land cover or reversion to an earlier stage of successional development. Both types of change can have cascading effects through ecosystems; however, the long-term effects where forests are allowed to regrow are poorly understood. We quantify the regional-scale consequences of a century of Euro-American land use in the northern U.S. Great...
Authors: Lisa a. Schulte, David j. Mladenoff, Thomas r. Crow, Laura c. Merrick, David t. Cleland

BEMuSE - protein folding for the grid

submitted by: iSGTW

This video is courtesy of EU-IndiaGrid and shows the setup of a simple simulation using BEMuSE, software for faster folding of proteins using grid computing. (

This video shows:

* The structure of the restarts
* The configuration of a simulation
* The submission of the jobs

Installing and using the BioBar toolbar for Firefox

submitted by: simont

This video shows how to install and use the BioBar toolbar on Firefox. This is a nifty addition to the browser that makes accessing many of the usual online databases and tools very easy. It also allows you to easily run a search at these databases without having to navigate to the website first. BioBar can be found at and was written by Jawahar Swaminathan at the EBI.

Computational image analysis: from cells to tissues - Prof. Ioannis Kakadiaris

submitted by: ralanharris

Principles of image analysis. Segmentation, edge detection, and feature extraction. Imaging tissue section images obtained by H&E staining, immuno-histochemistry, and multi-color FISH. Part of the Computer-Aided Discovery Methods course taught at Baylor College of Medicine.