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  • Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

    Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

    Scientists at Work

    (7 min 29 sec) This video brings us to the front lines of the 2013–2015 Ebola outbreak in west Africa and explains how scientists monitored the evolution of the virus by analyzing its genome.

  • Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 35 sec) Learn the process by which a line of genetically modified mosquitoes was engineered to reduce populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the wild.

  • Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations

    Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations

    Scientists at Work

    (9 min 1 sec) In this video we follow scientists working in Bangladesh as they test fruit bat populations to determine whether they are infected with Nipah virus—a potentially deadly virus when passed on to humans.

  • Biology of the Mosquito Vector

    Biology of the Mosquito Vector

    Lecture

    (49 min 28 sec) This discussion from the 2010 Holiday Lectures on Science explores the ethics of genetically-modified organisms and other topics.

  • Solving SARS and Other Viral Mysteries

    Solving SARS and Other Viral Mysteries

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) The SARS epidemic was successfully halted by a global research effort to identify a new virus.

  • The Virus Hunter's Toolkit

    The Virus Hunter's Toolkit

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) New technologies like the Virochip harness DNA's properties to identify and fight new viruses.

  • Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles

    Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) Learn about research aimed at thwarting dengue fever in the lab and in communities.

  • Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease

    Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease

    Lecture

    Watch two leading virus researchers explain how they use both simple and sophisticated technologies to detect and fight infectious agents.

  • Mosquito Reggaeton, a Dengue Rap Song

    Mosquito Reggaeton, a Dengue Rap Song

    Clip

    (2 min 4 sec) Reggaeton, a popular Latin music form, rallies against dengue.

  • The Mosquito Life Cycle

    The Mosquito Life Cycle

    Clip

    (1 min 7 sec) To prevent mosquitoes from spreading diseases, it's essential to understand their life cycle.

  • Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

    Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

    Clip

    (7 min 46 sec) Charles Runckel, a graduate student in the DeRisi lab, uses the Virochip to examine the mystery of bee colony collapse disorder.

  • Students Fighting the HIV Epidemic

    Students Fighting the HIV Epidemic

    Lecture

    (1 hr 21 min 27 sec) A discussion with three students who are helping in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

  • Drugs and HIV Evolution

    Drugs and HIV Evolution

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) Treating HIV infection with antiretroviral therapy, and HIV's ability to develop drug resistance.

  • AIDS and the HIV Life Cycle

    AIDS and the HIV Life Cycle

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) The HIV life cycle, and how the virus destroys the immune system's ability to respond to infection.

  • From Outbreak to Epidemic

    From Outbreak to Epidemic

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) The genesis of AIDS, identifying HIV as the virus that causes AIDS, and the modern global epidemic.

  • AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic

    AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic

    Lecture

    Why has it been so hard to develop a vaccine against HIV? How are new medicines revolutionizing AIDS treatment? Can AIDS be cured?

  • Symptoms of acute HIV infection

    Symptoms of acute HIV infection

    Clip

    (57 sec) Adam Barrett remembers his symptoms of acute HIV infection.

  • HIV's origins in Africa

    HIV's origins in Africa

    Clip

    (1 min 11 sec) Dr. Beatrice Hahn discusses how HIV originated in Africa by cross-species transmission from chimpanzees to humans.

  • Origin of HIV

    Origin of HIV

    Clip

    (5 min 32 sec) Dr. Beatrice Hahn's research has traced the origin of HIV to chimpanzees in Cameroon.

  • Living with HIV

    Living with HIV

    Clip

    (4 min 47 sec) Catherine Gaynes, an HIV-positive patients, discusses her HIV diagnosis, how her family reacted, and avoiding HIV infection.

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