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Women in Science Video Project: Synthetic Biology Research

Researchers at NASA Ames Research Center are using synthetic biology to make things “work better”. Check out this informative video created by young female cinematographers. 

  • Women in Science Video Project: Synthetic Biology Research

    Researchers at NASA Ames Research Center are using synthetic biology to make things “work better”. Check out this informative video created by young female cinematographers. 

  • Hopkins Undergrads' Device Could Save Billions In Health Care Costs

    Team Aezon -- composed entirely of Johns Hopkins undergrads -- is a top 10 finalist for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize, a $10 million global competition to develop a portable, medical diagnostic device for the consumer market, inspired by the “tricorder” used on Star Trek. This device could help reduce the estimated $38 million wasted annually in unnecessary emergency department visits, says Kenney Scholar Ryan Walter, Engr '16, who cites research from the New England Healthcare Institute and Truven Health Analytics.

  • From Mammoths to Neandertals, Ancient DNA Unlocks the Mysteries of the Past

    Evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro and her team extract DNA from animal bones buried in the frozen Arctic for millennia. Starting with mere fragments of DNA, the scientists can reconstruct entire genomes of these animals to better understand how species respond to rapid changes in the environment.

  • DNA Nanoswitch for Gel-Based Interaction Analysis

    Gel electrophoresis sorts DNA or other small proteins by size and shape using electrical currents to move molecules through small pores in gel. The process can be combined with novel DNA nanoswitches, developed by Wyss Associate Faculty member Wesley Wong, to allow for the simple and inexpensive investigation of life's most powerful molecular interactions.

  • Neuroscience: Crammed with Connections

    In a piece of brain tissue smaller than a dust mite, there are thousands of brain cell branches and connections. Researchers from Harvard University have mapped them all in a new study appearing in Cell. They find some unexpected insights about how the cells talk to each other.

  • Inside The World's Most Powerful New Microscopes

    Scientists have come up with new ways to hack the physics of light, inventing powerful microscopes.

  • CRISPR-Cas9: The Key to Fighting Genetic Disease?

    The CRISPR-Cas9 system has brought medical research closer to finding a cure for many diseases, including sickle cell anemia, HIV, cancer, Huntington's disease and more.

  • Engineered E. Coli: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Tools

    In this animation, see an example of how genetically engineered microbes being developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute could detect and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal illnesses and conditions.

  • Epigenome: The Symphony in Your Cells

    Almost every cell in your body has the same DNA sequence. So how come a heart cell is different from a brain cell? Cells use their DNA code in different ways, depending on their jobs. Just like orchestras can perform one piece of music in many different ways. 

  • Microscope Technique Brings Big Resolution at Low Temperatures

    New advances in electron microscopy reveal molecular structures at resolutions useful for drug discovery.

  • Rat Tissue Decellularization

    Over a period of 52 hours, infusion of a detergent solution removes cells from a rat forelimb, leaving behind the cell-free matrix scaffolding onto which new tissues can be regenerated. For more on regenerative medicine, read this featured article from GEN's June 15 issue. 

  • Human Organs-On-Chips

    Wyss Human Organs-On-Chips will be on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York until January 2016. This video shows how the design of the chips allow them to emulate organ–level functions.

  • Johns Hopkins Researchers Find Caffeine Enhances Memory

    For many people, caffeine consumption is the energy boost of choice to wake up or stay up. But researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have found another use for the stimulant: memory enhancer.

  • Detecting Rare Cancer Cells with Sound Waves

    A team of engineers from MIT, Penn State University, and Carnegie Mellon University is developing a novel way to isolate rare circulating tumor cells using sound waves to separate them from blood cells.

  • 3D Heart Simulation

    Researchers from the University of Tokyo built a 3D model of the human heart to help predict whether new drugs will cause irregular heartbeats. 

  • DNA: Past to Present

    In celebration of DNA Day on April 25, GEN presents this video timeline spanning 150 years of the history of DNA.

  • Exploring the PI3K/AKT/mTOR Pathway

    Novartis Oncology is investigating the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway to understand and treat advanced breast cancer.

  • Improving Brain Plasticity

    The Shatz Lab at Stanford developed a decoy drug that allowed mice to form new connections as adults, leading to findings that could eventually help people recover from stroke, forms of blindness and Alzheimer's disease. 

  • Parkinson's Diagnosis by Typing on a Keyboard

    MIT researchers show how analyzing people's keystrokes as they type can reveal information about the state of their motor function.

  • Employing CRISPR Technology in Drug Discovery

    CRISPR technology will allow AstraZeneca to identify and validate new drug targets in preclinical models that closely resemble human disease.