Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fun with RNA

Want to get a dose of Sontheimer's research before going to hear him speak (this Monday at 5:00 in Tech L361)?  Here's a paper on microRNAs in our favorite friends, Drosophila melanogaster.  It's from 2007, so it's not the most recent article, but it's a really fun read.

(Not that the other articles from his lab aren't!  You can check them out here.)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dr. Thomas Meade? Wednesday? Tech LR5? 5:00? OH YES!

Are you as excited as we are to hear what Dr. Meade has to say on Wednesday?  (Of course you are.)  Well, in case you can't wait another minute for Meade-related goodness (of course you can't), check this out.  It's about improving contrast agents for MRI (and other imaging techniques), and it is just one of the many, many, many many many cool things to which Dr. Meade is up.

Friday, September 24, 2010

How Lack of Sunlight Will Affect the Trapped Chilean Miners

This article discusses how living in darkness for an extended period of time will mess with the miners' circadian rhythms and what can be done to keep them healthy.  Northwestern's own Fred Turek (director of the NU Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology) is quoted.

Dr. Turek is actually Ryan Lange's PI, so if circadian rhythms really rock your world, catch up with Ryan at the next BSA meeting and ask about the research they're doing over there.