Tag: biology

How to sequence the human genome – Mark J. Kiel

View full lesson: Your genome, every human’s genome, consists of a unique DNA sequence of A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s that tell your cells how to operate. Thanks to technological advances, scientists are now able to know the sequence of letters that makes up an individual genome relatively quickly and inexpensively. Mark J. Kiel takes […]

Learn Biology: How to Draw a Punnett Square

Check out Bas Rutten’s Liver Shot on MMA Surge: A Punnett square is used to predict the chances of an offspring to have its parents’ traits. These squares are most commonly divided into four parts, with each part equalling a 25% chance of the offspring receiving that set of genes. More complicated squares may have […]

Learning and Memory: How it Works and When it Fails

(March 9, 2010) Frank Longo, MD, PhD, George and Lucy Becker Professor, discusses the intricacy human mind and how different types of memory and memory loss function. Stanford Mini Med School is a series arranged and directed by Stanford’s School of Medicine, and presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies program. Stanford University: Stanford School of […]

How Do Animals Re-Grow Limbs (And Why Can’t We?)

Starfish can regrow lost arms, and salamanders can sprout new limbs. So why can’t we? Sci Show explains the science of regeneration, and explores the limitations the humans face — and are trying to go beyond. ———- Messages from our Subbable subscribers: Shai, have another wonderful trip around the sun. Rakastan sinua! -Noa Aika ———- […]

How Do Chameleons Change Color?

New research shows chameleons actively tune nano-crystals to change their color. For a 10-day free trial, check out Chameleon research in Nature Communications: “Photonic Crystals Cause Active Colour Change in Chameleons” This research was carried out by Jérémie Teyssier, Suzanne V. Saenko, Dirk van der Marel & Michel C. Milinkovitch at the University of Geneva […]