June 3rd, 2012 8:00PM-9:00PM EST
Animal Superpowers: Extreme Survivors
Patrick Stewart introduces remarkable creatures with seemingly magical skills. In Hawaii, the octopus is a master of disguise that changes color and skin texture to achieve the ultimate level of camouflage. In the Amazon, for the first time in over 70 years the voltage of an electric eel in the field is measured and the results are shocking. In California see how the salamander regenerates body parts and explore what real-world implications understanding its biology could have for humans.
The Amazing Spider-Man starts July 3rd, 2012
The Gardiner Lab had the privilege of hosting members of the new 2012 film, The Amazing Spider-Man for a tour of our regeneration facilities! The plot consists of scientist Dr. Conner, who has isolated genes responsible for lizard regeneration. After successful regeneration in a rabbit, Dr. Conner decides to try the technique on his missing arm!
“Microenvironment Control of Tissue Regeneration in Amphibian Limbs”
The goal of this research is to better understand how the growth and development of cancers can be controlled by altering the microenvironment surrounding cancer cells. Continue reading