Stem Cells: Biology and Promise for Regenerative Medicine by Elaine Fuchs, Jan. 2007 - Part 1: Introduction to Stem Cells and Ethical Issues (35:11)

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During embryogenesis, a single fertilized oocyte gives rise to a multicellular organism whose cells and tissues have adopted differentiated characteristics or fates to perform the specified functions of each organ of the body. As embryos develop, cells that have acquired their particular fate proliferate, enabling tissues and organs to grow. Even after an animal is fully grown, however, many tissues and organs maintain a process known as homeostasis, where as cells die, either by natural...

Genes and Cells that Determine the Lifespan of C. elegans - Part 1: An Evolutionarily-Conserved Regulatory System for Aging (42:46)

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Once it was thought that aging was just a random and haphazard process. Instead, the rate of aging turns out to be subject to regulation by transcription factors that respond to hormones and other signals. In the nematode C. elegans, in which many key discoveries about aging were first made, the aging process is subject to regulation by food intake, sensory perception, and signals from the reproductive system. Changing genes and cells that affect aging can lengthen lifespan by six fold, and...

Polyketide Biosynthesis: The Erythromycin Example - Part 1: Overview of Polyketides and Polyketide Biosynthesis (34:10)

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In the first part, an overview of polyketides and polyketide biosynthesis is presented. A rationale for investigating polyketide biosynthesis is also presented.

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Rudolph Jaenisch Interview

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Stem cell expert Rudolph Jaenisch is interviewed by Richard Sever of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory following his keynote lecture at the 2008 Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology

Effects of Navy Sonar

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shows pictures of whales

Design and Testing of Protein Combinatorial Libraries - Part 1: Introduction to Protein Design by Computation (31:09)

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In this lecture, I discuss the challenges of designing new proteins that fold into a particular structure or perform a particular function. One method is to computationally design a protein based solely upon our knowledge of amino acids and protein folding, a hard task but one which has had recent successes. Another approach is to screen combinatorial libraries of proteins for a desired function. In particular, I will discuss how structure-based computational methods can allow for high...