Dr. Michael Carson | Biological Sciences | Bridgewater State University

Dr. Michael Carson | Biological Sciences | Bridgewater State University

♫ [upbeat music] ♫ My name is Dr. Michael Carson and I teach the genetics class. I teach both lectures and laboratories. I teach two advanced classes that follow genetics. One is human genetics and in that class I get into medical aspects of genetics. I recently started to teach a genomics class which is …

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Vitamin B6, leukemia’s deadly addiction

Vitamin B6, leukemia’s deadly addiction

leukemia is a type of blood cancer and it’s a very aggressive disease my lab studies molecular mechanisms of leukemia and we identify normal therapeutic targets for this deadly disease metabolism is a fundamental process that converts food into energy and cellular building blocks in comparison to normal cells one central feature of leukemia cell …

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This protein encourages beta-cell reproduction in the pancreas

This protein encourages beta-cell reproduction in the pancreas

I think the way I remember it is that Karen and I literally sat down for coffee to talk about what I wanted to do my thesis on. Well, it was a series of conversations. I sort of had this idea kind of sitting in the back of my head, and so we just asked …

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Tropical flower offers potential new route for treating pancreatic cancer

Tropical flower offers potential new route for treating pancreatic cancer

What we’ve done is taken a molecule that is found in nature, produced by a plant, and we have modified the structure. We’ve made chemical variants in order to find a molecule that is a better drug. We’ve in fact found two molecules which are more effective than the original molecule at killing pancreatic cancer …

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Human Physiology : What Is Protein Synthesis?

Human Physiology : What Is Protein Synthesis?

You may have heard that if you want to build muscle mass, it’s helpful to eat more protein. But how does the protein in the food that you eat actually turn into more muscles? I’m Janice Creneti and this is what is protein synthesis? Protein synthesis is one of the many complicated processes in your …

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Cell Transport

Cell Transport

Captions are on! Turn off by clicking “CC” at bottom right. Follow us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be inside a cell? Imagine the genetic material, the cytoplasm, the ribosomes—you will find that in almost ALL cells—-prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Eukaryote cells in addition have membrane …

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Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells: Compare & Contrast!

Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells: Compare & Contrast!

Welcome back, everyone! Today we’re going to be contrasting plant and animal cells. A lot of videos cover the different organelles, but this video does that AND compares how the different cell types tackle the same problems. At the end, we’ll also be organizing all that information into a handy chart that makes a great …

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Introduction to Biochemistry

Introduction to Biochemistry

Hey, it’s professor Dave, let’s talk about biochemistry. What is biochemistry? Is it biology? Is it chemistry? Well as you might guess, it’s sort of in-between, quite literally in terms of size. In the great panoply of the sciences, biochemistry sits right here. If we go smaller we get into small molecules made of just …

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Introduction to Cells: The Grand Cell Tour

Introduction to Cells: The Grand Cell Tour

Captions are on! Click “CC”at bottom right to turn off. Follow us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! If you had to think about the most exciting day you ever had in a science classroom, which day would that be? Looking back through the years—we have a few. The time we participated in an earthworm dissection. …

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