Friday, March 1, 2013

A little white board magic turns complicated science understandable

Last year, CIRM grantee Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford University and the Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education published a paper based on his CIRM Basic Biology Award called “Neural progenitor cells regulate microglia functions and activity.”

Stay with me here. Despite the title it’s actually a really interesting paper. How, you ask? Well, UCSF graduate student Florie Charles explains in this video. It’s one of a series of videos she has produced explaining important scientific papers in a way that’ll make sense to your average person who cares about new disease therapies but doesn’t use words like “microglia” in daily conversation.

You can watch her other videos at her video blog site Youreka Science.


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