Cancer Treatment Using Nanoparticles – Is It Possible?
Nanoparticles are capable of carrying chemotherapy to areas of the body afflicted by cancer. However, what if these nanoparticles were specifically targeted to treat only cancer cells and not healthy cells?
What Is HPV and How Can You Protect Yourself From It?
At some point, most sexually active people will be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV. There are over 100 types of HPV, and most of the time the body eliminates infections without symptoms – but some strains can pose serious health risks down the line.
How Does the World Feel About Science and Health?
Watch the global launch of the inaugural Wellcome Global Monitor report in Washington, DC at the Gallup World Headquarters.
How Do Citrus Fruits Create Such a Strong Smell?
Citrus fruits contain small pockets of liquid which burst upon contact releasing a jet of strong smelling oil into the air. The strong smell is designed to attract animals to the site to help to spread the seeds of the fruit as far as possible. Andrew Dickerson at the University of Central Florida has recorded the squirting motion using high speed cameras to try to understand the exact process of these 'micro-jets' of citrus oil.
Aseptic Techniques: Cell Culture Basics
This video provides an introduction to aseptic technique, an important aspect of avoiding microbial contamination during your cell culture experiments.
Why Do Scientists Use Model Organisms?
Life sciences researchers don't use fruit flies, yeast and other model organisms to learn more about them — but rather to learn more about fundamental biological processes that are important for human health and disease.
Investigating the World's Lightest Solid
Aerogels are the world's lightest (least dense) solids. They are also excellent thermal insulators and have been used in numerous Mars missions and the Stardust comet particle-return mission. The focus of this video is silica aerogels, though graphene aerogels are now technically the lightest.
The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks
Imagine something small enough to float on a particle of dust that holds the keys to understanding cancer, virology, and genetics. Luckily for us, such a thing exists in the form of trillions upon trillions of human, lab-grown cells called HeLa. But where did we get these cells?
Kicking Cancer’s Butt
How can we kick cancer’s butt? Hear Dr Cornelia Liu Trimble talk about creating novel immune therapies to treat cancer caused by the HPV virus. She discusses the difference between a "preventative" and "therapeutic" vaccine and explains how your own immune system can be used to target abnormal cells.
Entropic Time (Backwards Billy Joel Parody)
Entropic Time (a backwards Billy Joel Parody) from A Capella Science.