Saturday, 5 January 2008

Seeing is Believing - Believing is Seeing








A few weeks ago, through Facebook (Fb), McDawg became are of the Open Access Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

Let's do a "Teaser Video", JoVE style....



Click the play button :- video


(A better quality full screen version can now be found here.)

music c/o Morning Jacket and "Anytime" - cool toon.


As JoVE is Open Access, all (the) content is freely available to anyone with an internet connection.

McDawg contacted the JoVE co-founders who were unaware of their Fb presence.

Last week, MacDawg spoke with JoVE CEO, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder Dr Moshe Pritsker. McDawg thinks (and now knows) Moshe found it interesting that a non scientist was interested in a site like JoVE.

I also then discovered the official JoVE blog. This blog entry is most interesting. There is also now a JoVE wiki.

Prof Peter Suber blogged about JoVE Nov 2006.

Here's a hand picked selection of JoVE Visualized Experiments - watch, learn and spread the word folks !!

McDawg - woof woof



1) This video is from a well-known Bhatia lab at MIT working on tissue-engineering:

Silicon microchips for manipulating cell-cell interaction

Elliot E Hui, Sangeeta N Bhatia

Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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2) This video is from the lab of Doug Melton, a highly respected authority in the stem cell biology field, known for his recent work on derivation of human embryonic stem cells, which also inspired a lot of political debate:


Derivation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells by Immunosurgery

Alice E. Chen, Douglas A. Melton

Dept of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

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3) An animal cancer model from Stanford:


Orthotopic Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer

William Tseng, Xianne Leong, Edgar Engleman

Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine

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4) Arnold Kriegstein is the director of the Institute at UCSF, a big authority in the field of neural stem cells. They cited this video in their recent article in Nature.


In Utero Intraventricular Injection and Electroporation of E16 Rat Embryos

William Walantus, Laura Elias, Arnold Kriegstein

Institute for Regeneration Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

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5) Behavioral studies in Drosophila from the Carlson lab at Yale:


Proboscis Extension Response (PER) Assay in Drosophila

Takashi Shiraiwa, John R. Carlson

Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale

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6) Dr Pritsker's favorite: animal model of Multiple Sclerosis – good for immunologists and neuroscientists:


Induction and Clinical Scoring of Chronic-Relapsing Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

Christine Beeton, Adriana Garcia, K. George Chandy

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California, Irvine

1 comment:

Anna said...

Things are on the move! McDawg is a tireless JoVE ally and friend :) Thank you.