Posts Tagged ‘video’

Video: How to Perform Perfect Quantitative Western Blotting

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 04-01-2014

How to avoid leaky SDS-PAGE gels

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-03-2013

Here’s a great video tip from LabTricks.

Please note that this video is unaffilated with Bio-Rad Laboratories.

David Blaine: the MAGICAL scientist

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 09-20-2011

Magician David Blaine explains his research into oxygen deprivation and how this background knowledge helped him hold his breath for over 17 minutes. Scientists take note of David’s dedication. This is one of the most riveting TEDMED talks I have ever seen!!!

Largest-ever map of interactions of plant proteins produced

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 08-02-2011

An international consortium of scientists has produced the first systematic network map of interactions that occur between proteins in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Known as an “interactome,” the new Arabidopsis network map defines 6,205 protein-to-protein Arabidopsis interactions involving 2,774 individual proteins. By itself, this map doubles the volume of data on protein interactions in plants that is currently available.

The Consortium’s new network map of Arabidopsis has already provided the foundation for new discoveries involving plant growth and disease resistance.

For more information click here.

Watch-Breaking the Code: Sequencing the Arabidopsis Genome. This video was released in December 2000, when Arabidopsis was first sequenced.

You can do WHAT with an inkjet printer?!?

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 08-01-2011

In a previous post we told you how how Dr. Anthony Atala’s lab at Wake Forest Institute uses a “printer” to print organs such as kidneys from cultured cells. Although the machine shown in that post “prints” cells into organs, the apparatus itself is far from a traditional printer.

However, Dr. Atala’s lab DOES have an actual inket printer which they have modified to print skin cells onto a 3-D scaffold which is currently being used by the US armed forces to treat severe burn victims.

When my friends saw this video they thought it was science fiction. However, as a molecular and cell biologist, I can actually appreciate the video and it is totally out of the realm of science fiction for me.

However, the 3-D printer shown below is unbelievably awesome! Isn’t it funny how our perspective changes depending on where we’ve come from!

or how about this?!?