Termites and their complex hindgut microbiota are able to convert wood lignocellulose into hydrogen and other products used to fuel their metabolisms. Recent gene and genome and metagenome based analyses on the gut community have revealed novel insights into many bacteria-mediated, important symbiotic functions. The system-wide gene analysis of a microbial community specialized towards plant lignocellulose degradation has both basic and applied implications.
"The Living Matrix: The Science of Healing," trailer; The movie uncovers new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health and interviews a group of dedicated scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners, who are finding healing potential in new places. (The energetic information-based medicine looks particularly powerful.) http://www.thelivingmatrixmovie.com/
This video describes the Gene Wiki, an informal collection of gene articles in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. The goal of the Gene Wiki is to apply the concept of community intelligence to gene annotation. This video will provide a practical guide for biologists who want to edit their favorite gene in the Gene Wiki. Note that elsewhere on the Scivee website is a pubcast which describes the analyses and methods in this paper in PLoS Biology in more detail.
The rat genome comes to life through the use of the Gviewer tool. This video will show you how to use this helpful tool within the RGD website at http://rgd.mcw.edu/ . Genes, QTLs, and species syntenies of interest can all be visualized with ease as the Gviewer zooms in and navigates through the rat genome with a few clicks.
See our website at http://rgd.mcw.edu/ for more tools for rat researchers.