Here are some highlights from the March 2013 issue of JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
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Friday, JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) will start the first of a three-day exhibitor showcase at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Conference in Boston. Come visit us at booth #717 to see some eye-catching videos, get a one month free trial to JoVE, and enter to win a free iPad mini! Our team will be at the booth throughout the day, happy to speak about JoVE and explain what we’re all about.
If you are a scientist interested in publishing, JoVE editors will also be walking around the conference, attending symposiums and visiting posters. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to publish a video of your method (and not have to make the video!), this is a great chance to speak to an editor in person and gain more information about what it’s like to work with JoVE.
If you’d like to get in touch with the JoVE editors at the AAAS conference, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Since 2006, JoVE has brought high quality video articles to the biological sciences community. Currently, JoVE publishes high quality scientific video protocols in the areas of neuroscience, general biology, bioengineering, immunology and infection, clinical and translational medicine, and applied physics.
Today, February 4, 2013, JoVE proudly launches its 7th section: JoVE Chemistry. Following its successful introduction of video publications for the biological and physical sciences, JoVE received numerous requests for a chemistry counterpart. In response, the journal is launching a new section, JoVE Chemistry dedicated to visualized publication of experiments across different areas of chemistry research including organic chemistry, chemical biology, electrochemistry, and polymer chemistry, among others. Check out our Chemistry announcement here:
“Similar to research in biology and physics, experimental research in chemistry suffers from a lack of reproducibility that can be solved by visualized publication. Therefore, it is natural to expand JoVE‘s novel publication approach to chemistry as well”, says Moshe Pritsker, the CEO and co-founder of JoVE.
Click here to learn more about <em>JoVE</em> Chemistry
Want to impress your friends with knowledge of the most cutting edge scientific research? You’re in luck, here is your weekly headlines from across the scientific world:
Scientists train iron-oxidizing bacteria to sruvive on electrons. These special bacteria could potentially be bioengineered to produce fuels from atmospheric CO2 when paired with electric sources like solar panels or wind turbines.
University of Arizona researchers are studying recently emerging flies that eat toxic plant matter instead of yeast and microbes. These new flies can help researchers understand how species evolve in a short time frame.
By generating silicon microbeads, University of Oslo researchers have developed solar panels that use 95% less silicon than industry standard solar cells. By making the cells from 10 micrometer thick spheres, light is manipulated to make the solar harvesting potential equivalent to a cell that is 25 times thicker.
Albert Einstein is considered one of the smartest men of the 20th century, but was it hard studying or a larger brain that made him understand fundamental laws of the universe. A study from November’s issue of Brain implies that Einstein’s cerebral cortex dramatically differs from that of a normal person and may have contributed to his insights.
Make sure to check back next week for more headlines tfrom the scientific community!
Time again for your weekly headlines from across the scientific world:
Can human beings use DNA as a long-term data storage device? Scientists from the UK’s European Bioinformatics Institute have developed a technique to store data in DNA with a 99.9% accuracy. Some of the first items stored: Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and Watson and Crick’s paper describing the structure of DNA.
Ever wonder what happens in the brain while you read silently? A new study in Journal of Neuroscience shows that the areas of the brain associated with voice are activated when a person silently reads, and is evidence that different areas of the brain (visual and auditory) work together to communicate.
Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore have worked together to create special antimicrobial hydrogels. These water soluble, biodegradable gels disrupt biofilm production to kill even drug resistant bacteria.
Have your headphones ever stopped working because the wire breaks? There may be a solution. Chemical and molecular biologists from North Carolina State University have made new wires that are elastic and self-repairing thanks to self-healing polymers and liquid conductive wires.
Stem cell biologists at Kyoto University have developed kidney tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells. This is an important first step towards developing functional kidney replacements, which could save the lives of the more than 4500 people who die waiting for a kidney transplant every year.
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from a recent JoVE article
Make sure to check back next week for more headlines from the scientific community, and check out all of the cutting edge research from JoVE, the world’s first peer-reviewed, pub-med indexed video methods journal.
Since July 2012, JoVE has provided great peer-reviewed video protocols to six different content areas. Starting in February 2013, JoVE will launch its seventh section: Chemistry. Our library team has been working to bring all of our sections to your schools, and have already made some Chemistry pre-sales!
Good thing you won't need those books with JoVE
Universidad del Pais Vasco in Spain will subscribe to Neuroscience.
University of Southern California will subscribe to Chemistry.
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Poland will subscribe to JoVE General and Neuroscience.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology will subscribe to JoVE Applied Physics and Chemistry.
Virginia Commonwealth University will subscribe to Clinical and Translational Medicine and Bioengineering
Keep checking back here to see when other schools subscribe. Need JoVE at your school? Recommend to your librarian!