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Leung Lab @ ARVO 2015

Prahatha Venkatraman and Yuk Fai Leung attended the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Denver, CO, from 5/3 – 5/7. Prahatha presented a poster entitled “Understanding the contribution of photoreceptors to the visual motor response”. Lue Xiang, a former visiting scholar in the laboratory, also attended the […]

Leung Lab @ 2015 Purdue Spring Fest

Using Anthropology, Biology, and Physics to Decrease Infant Mortality

Here is an excellent article about the progress that can be made when disciplines work together.

Fetal stem cells can repair mom’s heart after heart attack

From Discover magazine: “Helpful Mouse Fetuses Naturally Send Stem Cells to Mom to Fix Her Damaged Heart” The punchline is When a pregnant mouse has a heart attack, her fetus donates some of its stem cells to help rebuild the damaged heart tissue. The original article is available here. Kara RJ, Bolli P, Karakikes I, […]

Can Lytro camera be an economical replacement of confocal microscopy?

These days with tight budget and poor economy, I am always intrigued in finding ways to conserve my research funding, which I think is a responsible approach to research rather than the big spending and throwing-away-old-but-good-equipment mentality. For example, all monitors in my office are old, unwanted CRT monitors. The oldest one is a Sony […]

All students should realize what is going on in the country and your sister institutions

and the reasons behind the OWS movement. From boingboing: Police officer pepper-sprays seated, non-violent students at UC Davis Interview with a pepper-sprayed UC Davis student

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009

goes to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, Jack W. Szostak. “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase” link to Nobel link to the press release

2009 Ig Nobel prize winners!!!

Some interesting work here, the full winner list is available from their website: PEACE PRIZE Stephan Bolliger, Steffen Ross, Lars Oesterhelweg, Michael Thali and Beat Kneubuehl of the University of Bern, Switzerland, for determining — by experiment — whether it is better to be smashed over the head with a full bottle of beer or […]

The secret of ageing

may lie inside this girl. Brooke Greenberg is the size of an infant, with the mental capacity of a toddler. She turned 16 in January. …. Brooke hasn’t aged in the conventional sense. Dr. Richard Walker of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, in Tampa, says Brooke’s body is not developing as a […]

Why does Fai work late? Here is the scientific reason.

Scientists have found out that night owls can work longer and be more alert late at night. As simple as that. Researchers found that in tests those who consider themselves more alert in the morning can concentrate for less time than those who work best at night. … The results, reported in the journal Science, […]