The Science Asylum explores the nature of biological neurons.
Arizona has what researchers call “the climate of tomorrow, today.”
Scientists are using a 30-ton robotic field scanner in the state to study plant genetics and hopefully develop stress-resilient crops.
Dr. John Campbell has been a lighthouse amidst of fog of COVID-19 misinformation. I’ve been watching him since mid January.
Could this be good news?
Philosophy Tube explores what the future holds for consciousness, compute, and AI.
What does this mean?
Biology meets computer science meets philosophy! Following a discussion between Antonio Damasio and Aubrey de Grey I was inspired to talk about minds and brains, computers, artificial intelligence, and technology!
It’s these mash-ups of different fields and disciplines that makes this field so fascinating.
There’s not been a lot of good news about the pandemic lately, but here is some good news about long term immunity.
Dr. John Campbell explains a bit of good news around research into longer term immunity to the COVID-19 virus.
In this DNA factory, organism engineers are using robots and automation to build completely new forms of life.
Seeker explores this brave new frontier of science.
Lex Fridman interviews Dmitry Korkin on the latest episode of his podcast.
Dmitry Korkin is a professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he specializes in bioinformatics of complex disease, computational genomics, systems biology, and biomedical data analytics. I came across Dmitry’s work when in February his group used the viral genome of the COVID-19 to reconstruct the 3D structure of its major viral proteins and their interactions with human proteins, in effect creating a structural genomics map of the coronavirus and making this data open and available to researchers everywhere. We talked about the biology of COVID-19, SARS, and viruses in general, and how computational methods can help us understand their structure and function in order to develop antiviral drugs and vaccines. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.
- 0:00 – Introduction
- 2:33 – Viruses are terrifying and fascinating
- 6:02 – How hard is it to engineer a virus?
- 10:48 – What makes a virus contagious?
- 29:52 – Figuring out the function of a protein
- 53:27 – Functional regions of viral proteins
- 1:19:09 – Biology of a coronavirus treatment
- 1:34:46 – Is a virus alive?
- 1:37:05 – Epidemiological modeling
- 1:55:27 – Russia
- 2:02:31 – Science bobbleheads
- 2:06:31 – Meaning of life
University of California Television (UCTV) posted this video of epidemiology experts to discuss the biology and evolution of the COVID-19 virus.
Up and Atom explains how quantum mechanics impacts biology.
While not directly related to quantum computing, it does talk about many of the same quantum phenomena.
Quantum Biology Miniseries Parts 1 and 2
Quantum physics isn’t just for the lab. It turns up in a lot of places.
Up and Atom explains.