The Application of Reproductive Biotechnology for Genetic Improvement and Conservation in Livestock

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special lecture on "The Application of Reproductive Biotechnology for Genetic Improvement and Conservation in Livestock" by Dr. Lerma C. Ocampo, Supervising Science Research Specialist, Reproductive Biotechnology Unit, Philippine Carabao Center National Headquarters on March 15, 2013 at the Animal Science Lecturel Hall, UPLB, College, Laguna

biosights: March 18, 2013 - Breaking egg symmetry

submitted by: JCB
During the first meiotic division of mammalian oocytes, the meiotic spindle and chromosomes move from the interior to the periphery of the cell. Yi et al. reveal that chromosome migration occurs in two sequential phases driven by the actin nucleators Fmn2 and the Arp2/3 complex. This biosights episode presents the paper by Yi et al. from the March 4, 2013, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview with senior author Rong Li (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas...

Biotechnological Approaches for Quality Control of Animal Feeds

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special lecture on "Biotechnological Approaches for Quality Control of Animal Feeds" by Dr. Susan Sedano, University Researcher, BIOTECH, UPLB during the 2013 Philippine Society of Animal Science Lecture Series at the Animal Science Lecture Hall on March 15, 2013.

Defining UPLB’s Role in Philippine Plant Natural Products’ Research and Development in the Early 21st Century

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the UPLB Centennial Professorial Lecture on "Defining UPLB’s Role in Philippine Plant Natural Products’ Research and Development in the Early 21st Century" by Dr. Lourdes B. Cardenas, Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños on February 26, 2013 at the SEARCA Drilon Hall, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.

biosights: February 18, 2013 - Erecting a myosin scaffold for cytokinesis

submitted by: JCB
Cell division requires the coordinated action of proteins that promote actomyosin contraction, membrane trafficking, and extracellular matrix remodeling. Wloka et al. reveal that, in budding yeast, the type II myosin Myo1 acts as an immobile scaffold at the bud neck to organize proteins involved in forming the primary septum during cytokinesis. This biosights episode presents the paper by Wloka et al. from the February 4, 2013, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview...

Topological Soft Materials for All-Optic Low Energy Photonics

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
The existing infrastructure for managing the flow of information along the photonic pathways and in our computers is in most segments based on electrically encoded information and the transport of electric charges using the electric force. This process is limiting the speed of signal propagation and is costly in terms of energy dissipation. The predicted worldwide energy consumption of data centers for 2050 is approaching the electric energy generated in the European Union in 2010! It is...