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Your Textbooks Are Wrong, This Is What Cells Actually Look Like

I still remember the moment. That’s something that I will never forget. The hair on my hands just stood up. It’s a microscopic universe within each cell. This is an unprecedented view of the cellular world, where we can actually see immune cells scooping up sugars in the ear of a zebrafish in real time. […]

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MIT FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Maxine Jonas, PhD, a Biological Engineering Instructor

Usually, when we think of professors, we think of people who are primarily researchers but also teach. Within the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, there are actually people who are primarily teachers but also do research. This is Maxine Jonas, a person who is an instructor in the department and is known throughout the entire […]

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BIOLOGY 10 – Basic Microscope Setup and Use – NEW

This video demonstrates how to use the microscopes in Bio 10 laboratory. It consists of four parts – setting up the microscope, using the microscope, troubleshooting hints, and cleanup. Retrieve a microscope from the cabinet. Carry the microscope with both hands, one holding the arm and the other under the base of the instrument. If […]

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Micro-Biology: Crash Course History of Science #24

What makes beer? Single-celled organisms. What makes us cough and feel like sleeping for twelve straight hours Straight? Single-celled organisms. AKA microbes, germs, the tiny machines that allow us to digest—and can kill us. “What is life?” Turns out, life is relentless, everywhere on earth! [Intro Music Plays] Microbes are invisible: they’re single cells. So […]

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