Couch Potatoes Rejoice: ECU wants students to watch more TV

Well… that’s not exactly true. But we are excited to announce that Health Sciences students and faculty will now be able to see research in action thanks to the Laupus Library’s new subscription to a video journal called JoVE General.

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format.

With participation of scientists from leading research institutions, JoVE uses video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. Instead of reading an article about how to preserve mouse embryos or how to grow stem cells in a lab, students can watch a video “article” that shows the process in action.

Drs. Robert Lust and Jitka Virag of the Department of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU are among the scientists with videos on JoVE. Theirs is online at

With the advancements in modern research, written word and traditional static picture-based print journals are no longer the top vehicles for conveying complex information and procedures.

ECU prides itself on providing students with innovative curriculum. The Library’s subscription to JoVE is just part of an ongoing effort to equip our students and faculty with cutting-edge technology and resources to help them become the best and brightest health care leaders North Carolina has to offer.

Faculty and students throughout the university overwhelmingly expressed support for the video learning tool. Access this new innovative resource at: