Short Video Clip Library
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Name Seminar Title Description Category
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews T. cruzi causes Chagas’ disease
(02:55 Min.)
A brief history of the discovery of Trypanosoma cruzi as the causative agent of Chagas’ disease. Global Health & Energy
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews T. cruzi entering a host cell (01:37 Min.) A movie of Trypanosoma cruzi entering a host cell. Global Health & Energy
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews Intracellular T. cruzi
(02:33 Min.)
A movie of the transformation and replication of T. cruzi from the trypomastigote to the amastigote form and its subsequent replication inside of a host cell. Global Health & Energy
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews Chagas’ Disease
(03:27 Min.)
A description of the acute and chronic phases of this disease. Global Health & Energy
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews Leishmania and Leishmaniasis
(02:38 Min.)
A brief overview of the distribution, various species and disease manifestations caused by Leishmania. Global Health & Energy
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews The discovery of Leishmania
(02:30 Min.)
A history of the discovery of the Leishmania parasite and its vector. Global Health & Energy
David Baltimore David Baltimore Introduction to viruses
(05:36 Min.)
An introduction to viruses and reverse transcription and classification of viruses based upon their genetic material. Global Health & Energy
David Baltimore David Baltimore Viruses in the News
(02:15 Min.)
Viruses such as HIV, SARS, Ebola virus, flu virus that have appeared and continue to appear in the news. Global Health & Energy
David Baltimore David Baltimore Equilibrium and non-equilibrium viruses
(03:15 Min.)
Equilibrium viruses are well adapted to a host species and rarely lethal, while non-equilibrium viruses are often new to the host species and often are lethal. Global Health & Energy
David Baltimore David Baltimore The discovery of reverse transcriptase
(03:36 Min.)
Baltimore describes the series of findings that led to discovery of reverse transcriptase, work for which he later shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. Global Health & Energy
David Baltimore David Baltimore HIV lifecycle
(06:27Min.)
The lifecycle of a retrovirus such as HIV and why HIV has proved so deadly are explained. Global Health & Energy
David Baltimore David Baltimore Why is HIV resistant to antibody production?
(05:54 Min.)
The surface of HIV is largely coated with sugars that prevent antibody binding. The few accessible protein moieties change structure dramatically upon binding to cell surface receptors such that antibodies to unbound virus do not recognize bound virus. Global Health & Energy
David Baltimore David Baltimore Gene therapy as a means to prevent HIV infection
(02:11 Min.)
If hematopoietic or blood stem cells could be made to express an inhibitory RNA against the CCR5 co-receptor for HIV, the HIV virus may not be able to infect cells. Global Health & Energy
Bonnie Bassler Bonnie Bassler Quorum Sensing in Bacteria(03:35 Min.) Luminescnt Vibrio fischeri use quorum sensing to regulate light production in the light organ of the Hawaiian Bobtail squid Chemical/Biology and Biophysics
Roger Beachy Roger Beachy Properties of viruses and their families are described
(05:00 Min.)
TMV genome and lifecycle are described, including a description of plasmodesmata and their role in allowing viruses to spread from cell to cell. Global Health & Energy
Roger Beachy Roger Beachy The spread of Tobacco Mosaic Virus
(05:43 Min.)
By using fluorescently labeled protein, the spread of viral replication complexes from cell to cell can be followed. These pre-virion particles move via actin filaments and spread to adjacent cells via the plasmodesmata. Global Health & Energy
Roger Beachy Roger Beachy Transgenic crop development
(02:41 Min.)
The time line for research and development of transgenic crops. Global Health & Energy
Mary C. Beckerle Mary C. Beckerle How does cancer develop?
(04:33 Min.)
A comparison of normal healthy tissue and cancerous tissue. Hallmarks of cancer cells are also illustrated. Cell Biology & Medicine
Mary C. Beckerle Mary C. Beckerle Cancer starts with gene mutation
(03:37 Min.)
Alterations in genes initiate the changes in cell growth or death that result in cancer. Cell Biology & Medicine
Mary C. Beckerle Mary C. Beckerle Changes in gene expression
(05:22 Min.)
Gene expression changes with each individual and each type of cancer. Cell Biology & Medicine
Mary C. Beckerle Mary C. Beckerle Integrins in cancer
(02:30 Min.)
An explanation of integrins and focal adhesions and the role of integrins in cancer proliferation. Cell Biology & Medicine
Mary C. Beckerle Mary C. Beckerle Focal adhesions
(03:46 Min.)
More about focal adhesions and integrins. Cell Biology & Medicine
Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn The structure and function of telomeres
(04:30 Min.)
The structure and function of telomeres. Cell Biology & Medicine
Joseph DeRisi Joseph DeRisi Malaria: The disease
(04:09 Min.)
The symptoms of malaria and why it remains a huge problem. Global Health and Energy
Joseph DeRisi Joseph DeRisi Malaria lifecycle
(05:36 Min.)
The lifecycle of malaria with movies of sporozoite infection by the mosquito and the cycle of merozoite infection in red blood cells. Global Health and Energy
Joseph DeRisi Joseph DeRisi DNA microarrays
(03:01 Min.)
Description of a DNA microarray and how it works. Global Health and Energy
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