Explore the function, structure and relationships among DNA, proteins and amino acids in carrying out the work of cells.
The cleanup after Hurricane Matthew means a race against mold and bacteria, both of which can grow in a damp environment and can cause disease.
The zero gravity environment onboard the International Space Station enables astronauts and researchers to better study health issues that impact people on Earth.
Viruses like influenza, Ebola and Zika can spread widely around the world through shipping, travel and other means by which we humans move things from one place to another. DNA sequencing can provide a roadmap that a virus has followed to get where it is today. Watch as researchers use DNA sequencing to create a powerful tool to track the spread of the Zika virus around the world.
Learn about the techniques and outcomes of genetic technology, and discover how North Carolina scientists are using genetic technology to turn soybeans into vaccines.
Because all vertebrates have a common ancestor, the process of development from egg to embryo is the same for both humans and fish. Learn how scientists use the ghostly transparent strand of zebrafish to test hypotheses on a fish instead of a human. Two sets of academic researchers better understand therapies and cancers by using this model organism.
Duke researchers discover habits leave a lasting mark on specific circuits in the brain—one reason habits are tough to change.
Explain how DNA is used by scientists to compare and identify organisms, as well as how scientists in North Carolina are using DNA technology to improve disease treatment. Then, evaluate some of the ethical issues surrounding the use of DNA technology.
Antiperspirants and deodorants change the microbial life on your body.
Learn about how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms, especially in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and alternative energy industries. Then explore how scientists in North Carolina are using biotechnology to develop new pharmaceutical drugs that will better treat diseases such as diabetes.