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The Cell: An Image Library. Virtual Human Embryo. Microscope Imaging Station. Biomedical Beat: May 20, 2009 - National Institute of General Me. IN THIS ISSUE . . .

Biomedical Beat: May 20, 2009 - National Institute of General Me

May 20, 2009 Check out the Biomedical Beat Cool Image Gallery. Got research news to share? E-mail us at To change your subscription options or unsubscribe, visit Subscribe to the RSS version of Biomedical Beat by selecting this XML link and following your news reader's instructions for adding a feed. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), one of the National Institutes of Health, supports all research featured in this digest. NOTE: Hyperlinks within the text may have been deactivated because they no longer link to active sites and/or e-mail addresses.

Hover over the image to see two snapshots of the fruit fly brain. Full story Cirelli profile Cirelli lab Article abstract (from the April 3 issue of Science) A long-lasting local anesthetic could revolutionize pain treatment. Full story Kohane profile Article abstract (from the April 13 online issue of PNAS) An influenza virus particle. We are not alone. Photomicrography Competition. Bio-Alive Biology and Life Science Video Search Engine. Microscope Imaging Station. Wellcome-images.

Science Photo Library. Images of life on Earth. Data Visualization, Infographics, and Statistics. Various ways to rate a college. There are a bunch of college ratings out there to help students decide what college to apply to (and give something for alumni to gloat about).

Various ways to rate a college

The tough part is that there doesn't seem to be any agreement on what makes a good college. Alex Richards and Ron Coddington describe the discrepancies. Notice how few measures are shared by two or more raters. That indicates a lack of agreement among them on what defines quality. Much of the emphasis is on “input measures” such as student selectivity, faculty-student ratio, and retention of freshmen. This, on top of spotty data across universities, makes rankings, especially for schools that are close in ratings to each other, difficult to know which one to follow.

But you already knew that, right? One thing is for sure though. Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized! Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen. BioVisions. Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset. Protein Data Bank.

A Structural View of Biology This resource is powered by the Protein Data Bank archive-information about the 3D shapes of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies that helps students and researchers understand all aspects of biomedicine and agriculture, from protein synthesis to health and disease.

Protein Data Bank

As a member of the wwPDB, the RCSB PDB curates and annotates PDB data. The RCSB PDB builds upon the data by creating tools and resources for research and education in molecular biology, structural biology, computational biology, and beyond. Use this website to access curated and integrated biological macromolecular information in the context of function, biological processes, evolution, pathways, and disease states. Take an Interactive Tour of the PDB 3D Structure: Jmol The Jmol molecular viewer offers several options for display and analysis. Hemoglobin PDB ID: 4HHB Streptavidin PDB ID: 1STP Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase PDB ID: 4EAR Sequence & Structure Alignment.

BioVisions. Molecular Animation - Where Cinema and Biology Meet. Fire and Water on a Hot, Turbulent Planet - Dot Earth Blog. The Earth Observatory Web site of NASA is a vital portal, not only providing data that help scientists clarify global conditions and trends but also reminding people, once in awhile, of the special nature of this pale blue (and green) dot.

Fire and Water on a Hot, Turbulent Planet - Dot Earth Blog

Today’s images show the scope of two unfolding disasters — involving excessive fire and water — related to extreme climate conditions that are projected to become more frequent in a heating world. The fires sweeping parched, baked peat bogs and forests in western Russia have raised a vast smoke pall captured by NASA satellites. (See similar images of Canada’s smoke pall to get a sense of the severity of the Russian blazes.) At the same time, NASA has posted images of the Indus River valley in Pakistan vividly showing the scope of severe flooding, the worst in 70 years, that has displaced several million people. The first image below is of the region in a normal condition for this time of year, and the second is of the conditions on August 2.

SciVee: Pioneering New Modes of Scientific Dissemination. Idee und Klang - BMW Museum - BWM INSPIRATION - Kinetic Sculpture. Gizmos! Online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. Java Boids Simulator - Demonstrating Bird Flocking using jogl.