MWV Episode 76 - Jeffrey Almond - Vaccine Development

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Dr. Jeffrey Almond began his career as an academic virologist studying influenza. Eventually Jeffrey started his own lab and began studying picornaviruses working on an oral polio vaccine strain. Following twenty years in academics including major contributions in the eradication of polio worldwide, Jeffrey transitioned into a career in industry working on vaccine development at Sanofi Pasteur. In March of 2013, Jeffrey was at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring conference to...

Production of Zoysia matrella grass and Its Marketing and Export Opportunities

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the presentation of Mr. Tom Valencia, April-May Garden and Development on "Production of Zoysia matrella grass and Its Marketing and Export Opportunities" during the Philippine Turfgrass Forum on Minimizing Inputs, Optimizing Performance last August 1, 2013 at the Agronomy-Soils-Horti Building, UPLB, College, Laguna.

Mada'in Saleh (Al-Hajir): Visualizing a Nabataean Tomb

submitted by: apryl

This is a silent short clip intended for use at the KAUST SIGGRAPH booth in a series of video loops played during the convention.
Dina Garatly, Content Modeler and Producer at the KAUST Visualization Lab, created 3D models of a Nabataean tomb at Mada’in Saleh (Al-Hajir), Saudi Arabia to help archeologists with their study and annotation in the World Heritage Site.
For further details about the project, see the article in the KAUST Beacon, October 2010 Issue, Pg: 6-7.

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.

Hungry for Change: Serving Up Solutions for Food Security

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Delivered by Prof. Kathryn Boor, Dean of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during the symposium on "Philippine Rural Development and Cornell, November 16, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna

Sustainable harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Polyscias nodosa) in a coconut-malapapaya agroforestry scheme

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the project done in order to determine the cost-effective and ecologically-sound harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Malapapaya. Specifically, the project aimed to (1) characterize different Malapapaya production and harvesting sites; (2) determine productivity and cost factors of various harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Malapapaya; (3) compare productivity and costs of the various systems; (4) assess indicative ecological impacts of the various systems;...

The Importance of Marine Picoeukaryotes and the Search for Lost Time

submitted by: dougramsey
Unicellular eukaryotes are responsible for a massive amount of photosynthetic carbon fixation in marine systems. The smallest among these fall within the “pico” size fraction (<2 micrometers in diameter), are broadly distributed – from coastal to open-ocean environments – and are highly diverse. Picoeukaryotes contribute a significant proportion of the biomass and primary production within this size fraction, often rivaling their cyanobacterial counterparts Prochlorococcus and...

Cannabinoids

submitted by: alex01
Daniele Piomelli, PhD. - Another approach was discussed by D. Piomelli (University of California, Irvine). URB 597, an inhibitor of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), is expected to increase anandamide signaling and is being currently clinically tested in the therapy of pain. An increase in anandamide signaling may also be useful in the therapy of depression. This is a novel approach to the development of antidepressants. The signaling can be enhanced by blocking anadamide metabolism or by...

Biology of Algae

submitted by: scivee-team

An overview of the biology of algae and microorganisms.