From old bicycle wheels to an in-house metalworking shop, scientists get creative when the research tools they need don’t exist
March 3, 2015
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Basic scientists are often pursuing research so cutting edge that the tools they need haven’t even been invented yet. So they do it themselves, sometime creating their own lab equipment out of a collection of unlikely and disparate parts, just as the TV character Angus MacGyver was famous for doing.
Matt Arnegard's depiction of electric fish will be used to help engage and educate policy makers on importance of federal funding for biomedical research
May 29, 2012
| By Galen Motin Goff and Kristen Woodward
In an ocean of scientific imagery, Dr. Matthew Arnegard's depiction of African electric fish clearly rose to the surface in a national biomedical art contest sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. His entry came in No. 3 among 10 winners of the first ever Bio-Art contest, a competition organized by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, or FASEB.