PCR song by Bio-Rad

I know I’m just contributing to some clever research-targeted viral advertising by posting this, but this charity-pop-song-style PCR song from Bio-Rad is hilarious. (PCR, polymerase chain reaction, is the technique used to amplify DNA. It’s used for example in forensics, to get enough DNA from a trace amount found at…

It’s never Lupus – the science of House MD

There’s a cold that has been going around for the past few weeks and it has been bugging me hard for the last few days. I have also just been watching House MD at a rate of about an episode a day, so naturally all my symptoms could also have…

Biochemistry Idol

The Biochemistry department at UofT had a challenge recently: graduate students were asked to submit a video for “Biochemistry Idol”*, promoting Biochemistry, Toronto, and/or the department in under a minute. Some of my friends who had seen a whirling 45-second compilation video I made of a trip to Vancouver earlier…

Biochemistry with the Celebrity Stars on Conan O’Brien

How did I miss this until now? Conan O’Brien had a segment called Biochemistry with the Celebrity Stars. It was a bit over the top geeky with the goggles and the coloured liquids, but I love that all the things they said in the fragment, like “sticky end” and “transmembrane…

Protein Synthesis

At an open field day at Stanford in 1971, a group of people enacted protein synthesis. The fun part starts at about three and a hlaf minutes into the video. Found this just now through Metafilter, and indirectly through Moment of Science. But apparently it was on BoingBoing months ago….