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  • Olympic Lessons

    Olympic Lessons

    How do Olympic athletes manage all those complex turns, jumps and spins? Learn about center of gravity and why it is important for movement.

  • This Day in Science: April 30, 1897

    This Day in Science: April 30, 1897

    On this day in 1897, Joseph Thomson announced his discovery of the electron, thus paving the way for research into subatomic particles.

  • December 7, 2012

    Stress Drives Evolution in E. coli

    Stress Drives Evolution in E. coliArticle

    When starved, bacterial cells activate molecular mechanisms that promote mutations. A team led by Dr. Susan Rosenberg at BCM studied and described an elaborate gene network that increases the rate of mutations during the repair of double-stranded DNA in stressed E. coli cells.

  • Ants in Space: Success!

    Ants in Space: Success!News

    The Ants in Space investigations were successfully conducted on Monday, January 13, 2014, with six habitats aboard the International Space Station. Video of the experiments should be available on BioEd Online within two weeks.

  • February 28, 2013

    Welcome to the new BioEd Online!

    Welcome to the new BioEd Online!News

    Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to present our completely redesigned BioEd Online. Changes have been made with you in mind, and we think you will enjoy the new, user-friendly navigation, features and content. Please look around and tell us what you think, click here to send in your comments.

  • Ants in Space Update

    Ants in Space UpdateNews

    The ant-stronauts have launched! The Cygnus spacecraft will deliver them to the ISS Sunday, and the Ants in Space investigation is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. ET, Monday, January 13.

  • July 10, 2013

    NewsFlash: Two More Potentially Cured of HIV Infections

    Newsflash: Two More Potentially Cured of HIV Infections (Updated Dec. 11, 2013)News

    Two HIV-infected men may have been cured of the virus by stem-cell transplants conducted to replace their bone marrow. It is still too early to know for certain if these men have been cured, but if so they would be the third and fourth patients ever to be cured of HIV.

  • Standards: 101

    Standards: 101

    This primer provides some basic information about the Next Generation Science Standards, how they relate to the Common Core State Standards, and provides basic information about their origins and place within the broader context of education standards.

  • NewsFlash: Fecal Transplant Pill May Bring Balance to Microbiomes

    NewsFlash: Fecal Transplant Pill May Bring Balance to MicrobiomesNews

    Our gut flora plays an important role in promoting overall health and controlling infection. In a promising step for the treatment of several intestinal ailments, researchers have used specially processed pills to transplant fecal microbiota into patients suffering from recurrent C. difficile infections.

  • July 10, 2012

    Magnification 101

    Magnification 101Article

    Dr. Dave Caprette explains the proper methods for using a bright field microscope.