The fight against dengue fever, and the mosquitoes that carry the virus, is being carried out by "brigadistas" in Managua's neighborhoods. Spanish with English subtitles.
Charles Runckel, a graduate student in the DeRisi lab, uses the Virochip to examine the mystery of bee colony collapse disorder.
Corn was originally bred from the teosinte plant by native Mexican farmers. The morphologies of modern-day corn and teosinte plants are compared to illustrate how artificial selection can bring about dramatic changes in plants.
Using tic tac mints as anti-HIV drug stand-ins, students experience the challenges of adhering to an antiretroviral regimen.
A live demonstration of how a rapid antibody-based HIV test works.
Several members of a Nicaraguan research team describe the impact of technology transfer.
Catherine Gaynes, an HIV-positive patients, discusses her HIV diagnosis, how her family reacted, and avoiding HIV infection.
In the effort to eradicate dengue and mosquitoes, neighborhood leaders work with local conditions.
Poor management of drainage, drinking water, and wastewater, makes excellent mosquito habitat.
A mini-documentary illustrating the importance of the ocean to the Filipino way of life, and how that close connection helps biodiversity research.
Reggaeton, a popular Latin music form, rallies against dengue.
Through the efforts of the Sustainable Sciences Institute, Nicaragua’s research capacity and disease-monitoring tools have improved dramatically.
Many infectious diseases affect people in Nicaragua, and identifying the pathogens is surprisingly difficult.
A clip about the Pima Indian tribe and how environment has affected them.
When parents die of AIDS, the orphans often go to live with a "gogo," the Zulu word for grandmother.
How a South African hospital is coping with the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its many related healthcare issues.
Doctors hope to encourage healers to direct their patients to clinics for TB and AIDS-related diseases.
A glimpse of the TB ward at a South African hospital, illustrating an illness associated with the AIDS epidemic.
A program designed to provide health care and housing to South Africans living in poverty.
Using soccer to teach children how to make important life choices and how to avoid HIV infection.
The identity of the stickleback fish stumps the contestants on the game show.
A Taser hyperexcites the nervous system to cause a rigid immobilization of its target.
The Nicaraguan grassroots program teaches mosquito control methods to curb dengue fever epidemics.
A grassroots effort by winter sports professionals aims to convince the government to take action on climate change.