Berlin, Germany (Scicasts) – Classical X-ray radiographs provide information about internal, absorptive structures of organisms such as bones. Alternatively, X-rays can also image soft tissues throughout early embryonic development of vertebrates.
Japan (Scicasts) – Metal elements and molecules interact in the body but visualizing them together has always been a challenge.
Pittsburgh, PA (Scicasts) – When faced with a difficult decision, it is often suggested to "sleep on it" or take a break from thinking about the decision in order to gain clarity. [Video]
Pasadena, CA (Scicasts) – Every great structure, from the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate Bridge, depends on specific mechanical properties to remain strong and reliable. Rigidity―a material's stiffness―is of particular importance for maintaining the robust functionality of everything from colossal edifices to the tiniest of nanoscale structures.
Umeå, Sweden (Scicasts) – A group of researchers at Umeå University in Sweden has reported a new imaging method for the study of insulin-producing cells in diabetes among other uses.
Rochester, NY (Scicasts) – A computer model of the heart wall predicted risk of irregular heart rhythms and sudden cardiac death in patients, paving the way for the use of more complex cardiac models to calculate the consequences of genetic, lifestyle and other changes to the heart.
Blacksburg, VA (Scicasts) – According to Ge Wang, director of Virginia Tech's Center for Biomedical Imaging, new combinations of medical imaging technologies hold promise for improved early disease screening, cancer staging, therapeutic assessment, and other aspects of personalized medicine.
Columbus, OH (Scicasts) – A new way to visualize single-cell activity in living zebrafish embryos has allowed scientists to clarify how cells line up in the right place at the right time to receive signals about the next phase of their life.
Stony Brook, NY (Scicasts) – Researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University have developed a high-resolution, 3D optical Doppler imaging tomography technique that captures the effects of cocaine restricting the blood supply in vessels – including small capillaries – of the brain.
Philadelphia, PA (Scicasts) – Nearly 100 years after a British neurologist first mapped the blind spots caused by missile wounds to the brains of soldiers, Perelman School of Medicine researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have perfected his map using modern-day technology.
Iowa City, IA (Scicasts) – Amidst the extraordinarily dense network of pathways in a mammal lung is a common destination. There, any road leads to a cul-de-sac of sorts called the pulmonary acinus. This place looks like a bunch of grapes attached to a stem (acinus means "berry" in Latin).
Arlington, VA (Scicasts) – Researchers have developed a new way to observe and track large numbers of rapidly moving objects under a microscope, capturing precise motion paths in three dimensions.
Berkeley, CA (Scicasts) – The first detailed and complete picture of a protein complex that is tied to human birth defects as well as the progression of many forms of cancer has been obtained by an international team of researchers led by scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Baltimore, MD (Scicasts) – Johns Hopkins researchers have created a synthetic protein that, when activated by ultraviolet light, can guide doctors to places within the body where cancer, arthritis and other serious medical disorders can be detected.
Coral Gables, FL (Scicasts) – University of Miami scientists have developed a way to switch fluorescent molecules on and off within aqueous environments, by strategically trapping the molecules inside water-soluble particles and controlling them with ultraviolet light.
St. Louis, MO (Scicasts) – When it comes to intelligence, what factors distinguish the brains of the exceptionally smart from those of average humans?