Thursday, January 20, 2011

Music in your genes

Here's an interesting combination of art and science: gene2music. Hear the rhythm of the gene sequence for Huntington's disease, or the song that allows E. coli to break through a bacterial membrane. Sheet music is also provided.

For those with a little musical knowledge, you can read a description of how it's done.

Thanks to Leslie Cannold for drawing my attention to this.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Floods at University of Queensland

The map below from shows the St Lucia campus of UQ, Brisbane, at the height of the recent floods. The Queensland Brain Institute is, fortunately, on higher ground than some of the recreation areas and older buildings on campus (you can spot the QBI just above the green sports field at the centre bottom of the map). Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods in Brisbane, and I encourage you to make a donation to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal if you want to show your support.

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