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Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment

This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop treatments for the disease.

Genes as Medicine

This film describes the scientific principles and the research efforts involved in the development of a gene therapy for a congenital form of blindness, and how a young patient benefited from this medical breakthrough.

How We Get Our Skin Color

This animation describes how skin color is generated by skin cells as protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Coral Bleaching

This animation zooms into a coral reef to explore the tiny animals that build reefs, the photosynthetic algae inside their cells, and the damaging process of coral bleaching.

Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible

This animated short video celebrates 17th-century citizen-scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discoveries of microbes changed our view of the biological world.

Malaria: Human Host

This animation shows how the malaria parasite develops inside a human and eventually causes disease.

Malaria: Mosquito Host

This animation shows how the malaria parasite reproduces and matures inside a mosquito.

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

This video explores a microarray technology for identifying pathogens that infect honey bees. This research may help identify possible causes for colony collapse disorder.

HIV Life Cycle

This animation shows how HIV infects a cell and replicates itself using reverse transcriptase.