Welcome to JoVE Science Education, the revolutionary video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations.
This premier collection exhibits how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video is paired with additional video resources for you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.
This Science Education video collection demonstrates how to execute basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology. To enhance your understanding of the methods each video is paired with additional video resources to show practical applications of the techniques and other complementary skills.
This unique Science Education collection features three model organisms commonly used in life sciences research: S. cerevisiae (Baker’s Yeast), D. melanogaster (the fruit fly), and C. elegans (nematode roundworm). In addition to discussing the current and historical significance of these organisms, the collection includes concepts and methodology relating to how they are maintained and reproduce in the laboratory.
This fourth installment of JoVE’s Science Education series features three vertebrate species commonly used in life sciences research: M. musculus (laboratory mouse), G. g. domesticus (chick), and D. rerio (zebrafish). In addition to discussing the current and historical significance of these organisms, the collection includes methodology relating to how they are maintained in the laboratory and reviews important concepts relating to their development.
JoVE’s fifth Science Education collection provides an introduction to the field of neuroscience. These videos offer a glimpse of neuroscience at the professional level, through an exploration of five major branches of study: neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cell and molecular neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, and developmental neuroscience. In addition to presenting the key questions asked by scientists from these subfields, the collection describes some prominent methods used by today’s most brainy researchers, while making exciting discoveries regarding nervous system function.
This sixth Science Education collection introduces the field of developmental biology. Researchers in this discipline endeavor to understand the developmental processes that occur in organisms at every stage - starting from the single-celled embryo to the aging adult. Based on current science, this collection is divided into five sub-categories: developmental genetics, molecular developmental biology, stem cell biology, organogenesis, and aging and regeneration. The following videos provide a brief history of developmental biology research and discuss the common lab techniques used to answer key questions asked by experts in this field.
Behavior is a complex phenomenon and scientists are trying to decode the neural mechanisms by which our systems produce and are affected by behavior. JoVE's seventh Science Education collection presents the fundamentals of behavior neuroscience. This collection is sub-divided on the basis of different aspects of human behavior such as learning, memory, cognition, movement, addiction and behavioral disorders. The videos briefly explain the neurobiology of behavior, discuss concepts behind prominent techniques, introduce important questions being asked by scientists and provide protocols to run behavioral experiments.
The physical and behavioral traits of all living organisms are shaped by the genetic information that they inherit from their parents. The eighth collection in the JoVE Science Education database series focuses on genetics, the study of how genes build traits and how they are passed down from generation to generation. The collection is divided into five modules covering broad subdisciplines: genetic analysis, genetics and disease, gene expression, epigenetics, and genetic engineering. These videos briefly overview important discoveries and basic concepts of each field, introduce key questions being asked by geneticists today, and discuss common tools and experimental approaches used to study and manipulate genes.
JoVE's ninth Science Education collection provides a glimpse into the field of cell biology. Despite the first observation of cells in the 1600s, scientists are still trying to decipher the questions related to the structure, growth, division, function, and dysfunction of cells. This collection profiles five important cellular phenomena: cell division, motility, endo- and exocytosis, metabolism and cell death. The videos review some of the landmark discoveries associated with these phenomena, highlight a few unanswered questions, and introduce the prominent methods used in cell biology labs today.
This tenth collection in the JoVE Science Education series explores human behavior within distinct research contexts. Specifically, the collection provides a framework for observing how psychological experiments are embedded in the actual research process—from initial design to formulating conclusions. Understanding the methodology—how experimental psychologists arrive at conclusions—is as important as the facts and conclusions themselves. This video series supports such learning, as a number of topics are creatively explained, ranging from the use of confederates to placebo effects and ethical considerations.
JoVE's eleventh collection describes a number of influential paradigms used to study complex mental processes underlying attention, perception, and learning and memory. The videos clearly illustrate the chronology of experiments—how to design stimuli and obtain data for both simple, pen-and-paper approaches to more involved computer-based executions. Regardless of the methodology performed, the concepts explore the applied limits of human cognition.