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.
Cell migration is fundamental to many processes such as embryonic development and wound healing, and cancer metastasis. Understanding the mechanisms behind how cells move represents an important piece to the puzzle of regenerative medicine and many therapeutic strategies.
Are We Curing Cancer Yet?
The war against cancer has been waging for decades, and yet we have not centered on a clearly-defined cure. To understand how we can cure cancer, first we must understand that not all cancers are the same and not every cancer manifests the same way in different people.
Science Is Everywhere with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Science really is everywhere! From the Big Bang to quantum mechanics to free will to ice skating, we explore it all featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, rapper Baba Brinkman, and Olympic silver medalist figure skater Sasha Cohen.
Digital Doctor: AI Singles Out Skin Cancer From Photos
Can a computer recognise skin cancer? Andre Esteva and colleagues have trained a neural network to identify the difference between harmless moles and potentially deadly skin conditions - with remarkable accuracy.
The Gallbladder, Bile Ducts and Associated Cancers
A guide to the gallbladder and bile ducts, including where they are, what they do and the different areas that cancer can develop.