- Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson – Excellent (YouTube)
- Fascinating glial cell function in retina
- First detailed microscopy evidence of ‘nanobacteria’ at the lower size limit of life
- Nanoinjector Device: New Gene Therapy Advance
- New scanner shows high-resolution images of blood vessels, soft tissue, organs and bones.
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- Wayne’s Word (the most interesting biology site on the Web)
- The Bridges Program
- Palomar Arboretum
- Palomar Planetarium
- HAPS: The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
- National Association of Biology Teachers
- National Center for Science Education
- Mathematics & the Natural and Health Sciences Division
- Palomar College Home
Author Archives: Richard Albistegui-Dubois
You Can See Your Own White Blood Cells Flowing Through Your Eye!.
Giant viruses, containing unique genes unlike those found in any other life (as well as genes not normally found in viruses, such as those for protein synthesis) are forcing new speculations about very early life on Earth. Were Giant Viruses … Continue reading
Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.
I’ve passed on the usual stories about Phineas Gage, and how his famous incident changed him into a sociopath. It turns out that how his damage affected his personality is less certain than we thought. Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True … Continue reading
Why do we yawn? The short answer is that we still don’t know for sure, but here’s a pretty good (popular) summary of some current research. The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn : The New Yorker.
So there’s a copepod, normally transparent, whose shell has a gap between two crystalline plates of just the right size to reflect blue light while allowing other frequencies to pass. Thus it shimmers between invisible and iridescent blue. This stunning … Continue reading
Some new work in how memories are formed. It looks like certain mRNAs are molecularly masked and unmasked based on activity in the neuron, so that translation occurs based on which synapses are active. Watching Molecules Morph into Memories | … Continue reading
Injecting good copies of a gene directly into the retina of patients with a genetically-based progressive blindness causes significant improvement in many of them. Retinal gene therapy in patients with choroideremia: initial findings from a phase 1/2 clinical trial : … Continue reading