Tagged: molecular biology

Animating our DNA* - Unsorted

Grant Jacobs Jan 20, 2012

One part of biology that fascinates me is the three-dimensional structure of genomes and all that goes with them within the nucleus, the central organelle in our cells containing our genomes and the molecular machinery that organises, moves and processes our genetic information. In the TED lecture below Drew Berry speaking in Sydney, Australia, shows off … Read More

Fresh out: extraterrestrial life _not_ discovered! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 03, 2010

You can thank the rampant speculation caused by NASA’s press release for this blog post’s title1. [UPDATE: There’s now a lot of controversy over the paper, which a number of microbiologists says it’s not, um, terribly good…] Very, very tough little bacteria And the thing is, … Read More

Friday picture: molecular modelling of the cytoplasm - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 26, 2010

A very striking image features on the cover of the March 2010 of PLoS Computational Biology (below), showing a molecular simulation of the interior of the cytoplasm of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Source: PLoS Computational Biology; image credits: Elcock, University of Iowa. One of the things that has impressed me as important to understand molecular … Read More

Molecular biology in museums - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 09, 2010

The past fifty years has seen the rise of molecular biology. Many museums have little to represent molecular biology and it’s impact on medicine, perhaps because the objects studied in molecular biology are usually visualised indirectly, whereas museum visitors traditionally go to view objects with their own eyes. [caption id="attachment_1573" align="alignright" width="350"] Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand. Note … Read More