L-DOPA Is an Endogenous Ligand for OA1

submitted by: medtv
Albinism is a genetic defect characterized by a loss of pigmentation. The neurosensory retina, which is not pigmented, exhibits pathologic changes secondary to the loss of pigmentation in the retina pigment epithelium (RPE). How the loss of pigmentation in the RPE causes developmental defects in the adjacent neurosensory retina has not been determined, but offers a unique opportunity to investigate the interactions between these two important tissues. One of the genes that causes albinism...
Authors: Lopez Vm, Decatur Cl, Stamer Wd, Lynch Rm, Mckay Bs

Quantifying Random Genomic Mutations in CLL

submitted by: arivken

Rolling circle amplification is used to create nanoparticles which consist of long single stranded DNA of an immunogenic sequence, specifically, a CpG sequence. The ssDNA coils into a spherical nanoparticle structure which will stimulate the patients own immune system to rid itself of cancer.

Bringing Out the Scientist in Students

submitted by: ucsandiego
UC San Diego has launched a new and innovative program that pairs high school teachers with graduate students. The pairs will be working hand in hand in high school classrooms during the school year. The hope is that the grad students will inspire high schoolers to study science down the road. The grad students also will share their knowledge of ground-breaking science with teachers, who in turn will share classroom management tips. The Socrates Fellows Program was funded by a $3 million...

I-DOPA is an Endogenous for OA1

submitted by: medtv

Brian S. McKay; Vanessa M. Lopez; Christina L. Decatur; W. Daniel Stamer; Ronald M. Lynch

MacArthur Fellow 2008: Sally Temple, neuroscientist

submitted by: video_collector
Sally Temple is a neuroscientist tracing the natural interactions of differentiating neurons, bringing us closer to developing effective methods for treating central nervous system damage. MacArthur Fellowships offer the opportunity for Fellows to accelerate their current activities or take their work in new directions. The unusual level of independence afforded to Fellows underscores the spirit of freedom intrinsic to creative endeavors. The extraordinary creativity of MacArthur...

SYHS CyberBridge Inter-Session Institute 2008

submitted by: nbelanger

Using MS PowerPoint, Apple iMovie and Garageband SYHS student created the prototype project of their research work. This video is a teacher example of desired projects.