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Fundamentals March 2020

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Video of the Month: Cellular Flybys

Watch: Cellular Flybys. To create this nanoscopic “drone” footage, scientists merged hundreds of images from a scanning electron microscope. The result: a 3D view of cells. Video by Stefan Diller.

Fundamentals March 2020

Q&A — COVID-19: What History Can Tell Us

Alexandre White, Ph.D., examines the social effects of infectious epidemic outbreaks in both historical and contemporary settings, as well as the global mechanisms that produce responses to outbreak. A faculty member in the departments of history of medicine and sociology, White offers his perspective on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we can learn from historic outbreaks.

Fundamentals March 2020

Image of the Month: Turning Back Time

How do you make a better stem cell? One that can repair damaged tissue? Researchers at Johns Hopkins bathed adult human cells in a cocktail of nutrients and chemicals that dial back the biological hands of time to a state when cells are the most “naive,” or capable of developing into any specialized cell. In this image, green-dyed naive stem cells are working to repair blood vessels (red) in the retina of a mouse bred to have diabetic retinopathy.

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