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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.

The Geologic Carbon Cycle

This animation explores how carbon enters the atmosphere and can be removed through a series of chemical reactions.

HIV Life Cycle

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

Fruit Fly Courtship

This video shows real footage of courtship behavior of fruit flies with wing spots.

Body Mass Index (BMI)

This animation explores how BMI changes for a given height with varying weights and explains why using BMI as an indicator of healthy body weight can be misleading in some cases.

The Fate of Fat

This animation shows how dietary fat gets digested, packaged, and sent to various tissues for storage or energy.