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A Genetic Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

This video presents an intriguing phenomenon: two patients who carry the same genetic variation, which is known to cause sickle cell disease, have very different outcomes.

Genetics
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

COVID-19 Sparks Community Action

This video shows how a group of students, scientists, and volunteers came together to make hand sanitizer and masks for their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microbiology
Scientific Skills & Literacy
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

The Genetics of Tusklessness in Elephants

This video follows scientists working in Gorongosa National Park as they try to determine the genes responsible for tusk development in elephants.

Genetics
Evolution
Scientific Skills & Literacy
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Mystery of the Buffalo Boom

In this video, ecologist Tony Sinclair takes us through the steps of how he uncovered that the eradication of an infectious disease in cattle led to a boom in the Serengeti’s buffalo and wildebeest numbers.

Microbiology
Ecology
Scientific Skills & Literacy
Scientists at Work
High School — General
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College

The Science of an Extreme Animal Athlete

This video follows biologist Shane Campbell-Staton, who is studying the adaptations that allow deer mice living at high elevations to stay warm and active during the winter.

Cell Biology
Evolution
Scientific Skills & Literacy
Scientists at Work
High School — General
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College

Mapping the Darién Gap

This video describes how indigenous communities from the tropical rainforest of Darién, Panama, use drones to map their lands. The communities use these maps to protect their territories from outside incursions and to design sustainable land-use plans.

Environmental Science
Scientific Skills & Literacy
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

This video describes a large-scale project to restore the wildlife of Gorongosa National Park. The video highlights the project’s approach of combining traditional conservation biology with solutions for addressing challenges in the community.

Environmental Science
Scientific Skills & Literacy
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

The Search for a Mutated Gene

This video describes the case of a patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness, and how physician-scientist Dr. Ed Stone approached the search for the causal mutation.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Identifying the Key Genes for Regeneration

This video describes how scientists silence different genes in regenerating planaria to study the process of regeneration at the molecular level.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

How Lizards Find Their Way Home

This video describes the research of Dr. Manuel Leal, who is studying territorial lizards to understand how they navigate the dense forests of Puerto Rico to find their way to their home trees.

Anatomy & Physiology
Scientific Skills & Literacy
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

This video follows scientists studying the seeds that brown spider monkeys disperse in a tropical forest of Colombia in order to inform and improve reforestation efforts.

Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College

Trophic Cascades in Salt Marsh Ecosystems

In this video, ecologist Brian Silliman explains how he uses manipulative field experiments to study salt marsh ecosystems. His approach revealed that these systems are under top-down control from consumers and predators.

Ecology
Scientific Skills & Literacy
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College