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Video: What makes opioids so addictive

In the 1980s and 90s, pharmaceutical companies began to market opioid painkillers aggressively, while actively downplaying their addictive potential. The ...
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Video: Exploring the natural events that created the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our day-to-day life as we know it – but how did the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) ...
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Video: Why gene-edited crops? Examining the nutritional and environmental benefits of CRISPR

As genetic engineering continues to improve our food supply, David Fikes of FMI Foundation explains that humans have always modified ...
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Video: What are the chances that Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine will work?

A vaccine for COVID-19 has entered Phase 1 of clinical trials in Seattle. How was it made? And how likely ...
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Video: The evolution, genetics and virulence of coronaviruses

UC Berkeley professor and IGI Investigator Britt Glaunsinger, PhD, explains the evolution, genetics, and virulence of coronaviruses. The rapid spread ...
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Video: These ‘micro-machines’ could repair our bodies and clean our oceans

Measuring less than a millimeter wide, these micro-machines are programmable lifeforms that researchers from the University of Vermont and Tufts ...
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Video: Biohackers take coronavirus vaccine into their own hands

A collective of biohackers has begun circulating a document proposing a plan to create, test, and distribute a vaccine to ...
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Video: How COVID-19 attacks a patient’s lungs

CT imaging from George Washington University Hospital shows the effects of Covid-19 on the lungs of a 59-year old man ...
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Video: Here’s how quickly the coronavirus could overwhelm US hospitals

How bad will the coronavirus be for US hospitals? Some experts suggest that 20-60 percent of adults may contract the ...
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Video: What CRISPR means for human evolution

Tech experts discuss the past, present and future of CRISPR gene editing. How will the technology affect our future generations? ...
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Video: Filipino farmers ‘clamor’ for access to GMO insect-resistant Bt eggplant

SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) releases The Bt Eggplant Story, a new video series that documents the development of Bt ...
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Video: Building a bionic prosthetic leg that ‘thinks for itself’

It’s no question that researchers, doctors, and engineers want to design more effective robotic limbs that can help paralyzed and ...
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Video: Neuroscientist Sergiu Pasca on his pioneering efforts to grow brain organoids from stem cells

When [Stanford University brain researcher Sergiu] Pasca started his own lab at the university in 2014, he continued working on ...
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Video: ‘Blood on their hands’—Greens’ resistance to biotechnology blocks sustainable agriculture, climate change innovation, says GLP’s Jon Entine

Green advocacy groups are the single biggest impediment to sustainable agriculture ...
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Video: Two mutations join forces to create deadlier cancer

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered that ...
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Video: Here’s what sugar does to our brains

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation ...
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Video: Can meat substitutes like the GMO Impossible Burger make inroads as a meat substitute in China and other countries?

Meat substitutes are surging in popularity as an environmentalist backlash against meat intensifies and as the taste of meat substitutes ...
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Video: Crops engineered with nanoparticles could survive bleak environments—including space

A family of nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs, can absorb harmful UV radiation. Joseph Richardson is a nano-engineer ...
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Video: Does eating red meat increase cancer risk? Here’s what’s wrong with a recent study.

The old chestnut that eating red meat leads to cancer is back. A [recent] study claimed that eating red meat ...
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Video: Prof Joe Schwarcz on why bugs may be coming to our dinner plates

Pretty soon there will be 9 billion people coming to dinner. That population boom is going to require an increase ...
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Video: Targeting glioblastoma and other deadly cancers with nanoparticles, chemotherapy

Nanoparticles are capable of carrying chemotherapy to areas of the body afflicted by cancer. However, what if these nanoparticles were ...
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Video: African biotech scientist Margaret Karembu defends safety, sustainability of GMO crops

Environmental scientist Margaret Karembu takes on common objections to GMO crops in this interview with Know Ideas Media founder Nick ...
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Video: Alzheimer’s and the disappointing history of amyloid research

The idea that sticky brain plaques cause Alzheimer’s disease began as an interesting hypothesis and eventually became drug industry dogma. Now, ...
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Video: Weaponizing CRISPR against superbugs

Bladder infections, like many others, are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. "We are getting to the point where there are ...
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Video: Robot dinosaurs show us how flight evolved

Modern birds are believed to have evolved from certain types of dinosaurs, and the transitional species Archaeopteryx sits neatly in ...
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Video: What does it mean to ‘turn on’ a gene?

In the murky darkness, blue and green blobs are dancing. Sometimes they keep decorous distances from each other, but other ...
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Video: Even if you’ve never taken a DNA test ‘your genetic privacy might already be compromised’

The rise of direct-to-consumer DNA tests comes with a host of thorny problems, including how to interpret the data and major questions about genetic privacy ...
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Video: Where did the infamous needle-in-a-tomato anti-GMO image come from?

It’s become something of a personal quest: find the original “syringe-in-the-plant” image. For the last 5 years, I’ve been communicating ...