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A Boy And His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie
The ability to move single atoms—the smallest particles of any element in the universe—is crucial to IBM's research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.
Epigenome: The Symphony in Your Cells
Almost every cell in your body has the same DNA sequence. So how come a heart cell is different from a brain cell? Cells use their DNA code in different ways, depending on their jobs. Just like orchestras can perform one piece of music in many different ways. Learn more in this video by Nature.
Microscope Technique Brings Big Resolution at Low Temperatures
New advances in electron microscopy reveal molecular structures at resolutions useful for drug discovery.
Rat Tissue Decellularization
Over a period of 52 hours, infusion of a detergent solution removes cells from a rat forelimb, leaving behind the cell-free matrix scaffolding onto which new tissues can be regenerated. For more on regenerative medicine, read this featured article from GEN's June 15 issue.
Wyss Human Organs-On-Chips will be on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York until January 2016. This video shows how the design of the chips allow them to emulate organ–level functions.
Johns Hopkins Researchers Find Caffeine Enhances Memory
For many people, caffeine consumption is the energy boost of choice to wake up or stay up. But researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have found another use for the stimulant: memory enhancer.
Detecting Rare Cancer Cells with Sound Waves
A team of engineers from MIT, Penn State University, and Carnegie Mellon University is developing a novel way to isolate rare circulating tumor cells using sound waves to separate them from blood cells.
3D Heart Simulation
Researchers from the University of Tokyo built a 3D model of the human heart to help predict whether new drugs will cause irregular heartbeats.
DNA: Past to Present
In celebration of DNA Day on April 25, GEN presents this video timeline spanning 150 years of the history of DNA.
Exploring the PI3K/AKT/mTOR Pathway
Novartis Oncology is investigating the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway to understand and treat advanced breast cancer.
Improving Brain Plasticity
The Shatz Lab at Stanford developed a decoy drug that allowed mice to form new connections as adults, leading to findings that could eventually help people recover from stroke, forms of blindness and Alzheimer's disease.