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The Mechanical Body

By | July 26, 2012

“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of


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The Coral Cowboy

By | July 20, 2012

Biologist David Gruber dives the glowing ocean to discover new fluorescent molecules that could one day find their way to the lab bench. This slideshow is provided by Scienceline, a project of New York University's Science, Health and Environmenta


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Mapping Zoonoses

By | July 9, 2012

Diseases that can be shared between humans and animals, like rabies or bovine tuberculosis, have an enormous impact around the world. 


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Meet the Bugs

By | July 6, 2012

The Victoria Bug Zoo is extremely small. In 1997, the Zoo's founder, Carol Maier, started the collection, which now includes more than 50 insect species, after completing her entomology degree from the University of Guelph. 


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Meet the Relatives

By | July 1, 2012

Meet some of the most famous fossil discoveries of the hominin clan in this slide show. 


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Better Biofuel Crops

By | July 1, 2012

One way to increase biofuel production is to engineer plants that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, thereby expanding the range in which such crops can be grown. 


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Printing 3-D Molecules

By | July 1, 2012

View some molecular models produced by fast and inexpensive 3-D printing processes, and learn how they’re yielding a fuller understanding of biochemical interactions. 


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Biofuels by the Numbers

By | July 1, 2012

Of the many available no- or low-carbon methods to harvest energy, including wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and solar approaches, conversion of plant biomass to liquid fuels is the most cost-effective strategy.


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Ubiquitin Chains in Action

By | July 1, 2012

Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role


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Ubiquitin basics

By | July 1, 2012

Despite its discovery as a protein that seems to show up everywhere, at least in eukaryotic cells, researchers are only beginning to scratch the surface of all of the cellular functions involving ubiquitin. 


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