Sunday, 9 November 2008

Visualise scientific experiments

Dear readers,

I came across this interesting journal few days ago: Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, free access, online journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) was established as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques, thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges faced by today’s life science research community: i) low transparency and poor reproducibility of biological experiments and ii) time and labor-intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

An interesting experiment to see is the following:

In vivo Micro-circulation Measurement in Skeletal Muscle by Intra-vital Microscopy

Akihiro Asai1, Nita Sahani1, Yasuyoshi Ouchi2, Jeevendra Martyn1, Shingo Yasuhara

1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Shriners Hospital for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, 2Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

http://www.jove.com/index/Details.stp?ID=210

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