Paul Stamets at TEDMED 2011

26 02 2012

Must-See Paul Stamets TEDMED talk about some truly awe-inspiring developments in medicinal and economic mycology:

 

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The Strange World of Molecular and Cellular Biology Animated

12 01 2012

New Drew Berry animations!  These are insane!!!





DNA Code Gets First Grammatical Update In 60 Years

22 12 2011

Scientist crunch numbers from 32 different species and reveal fractal grammar behind ratios of codons and oligonucleotides.

For 60 years, biologists have known of only two grammar-like rules that govern the language of DNA. Now they’ve found four more

The Austrian biochemist, Erwin Chargaff, is famous for the two rules he discovered that now bear his name. At the time of this discovery, in 1950, the biggest problem in biology was understanding the structure of DNA. Chargaff’s rules turned out to be an important clue in this puzzle.
[…]
Chargaff’s rules are important because they point to a kind of “grammar of biology”, a set of hidden rules that govern the structure of DNA. This grammar ought to reveal itself as patterns in DNA that are invariant across all species.

But in the 60 years since Chargaff discovered his invariant patterns, no others have emerged. Until now.

technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv





The Incredible Future of Medicine

21 12 2011

We live in dramatic times.





O Ferrofluid Fortuna!

5 12 2011

Limitless lilting landscapes of light
irridescently emerging, elegantly inverting and mellifluently merging.

Mesophase geometries reveal resonant chromatic complements
interlaced in magnetic dream spirals.

Prismatic tides and horizons bursting with beauty
glimpsed behind the ethereal veils of time.





Open Science Summit Videos

17 11 2011

Videos of presentations from the 2011 Open Science Summit can be viewed at Fora TV.
Wonderfully juicy topics include open source drug discovery, big data bioinformatics, ‘clinical trials 2.0’, open science education, open access science journalism, personal genomics, radical longevity, transparency in science, incentive and intellectual property: FORA.TV





Open Source Science

12 11 2011

Peter Binfield, PhD, publisher of PLoS ONE, the wildly successful open-access science journal, discusses the future of scholarly research and publishing at the Stanford Summit @ Medicine 2.0 on Sept. 16, 2011.