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  • Cancer and Cell Fate in the Intestinal Epithelium

    Cancer and Cell Fate in the Intestinal Epithelium

    Animation

    (2 min 17 sec) Disrupting the normal processes of differentiation and maturation of the intestinal epithelial cells can lead to cancer. Also available in Spanish.

  • Lactose Digestion in Infants

    Lactose Digestion in Infants

    Animation

    (53 sec) The lactase enzyme is produced in the small intestine of infants. It digests lactose by breaking it into glucose and galactose.

  • Leptin Neuronal Rewiring

    Leptin Neuronal Rewiring

    Animation

    (1 min 19 sec) Illustrates how providing leptin to an obese mouse rapidly rewires its hypothalamus neurons.

  • Leptin Feedback Control System

    Leptin Feedback Control System

    Animation

    (1 min 1 sec) Demonstrates how changes in the amount of fat tissue lead to changes in leptin levels and thus changes in appetite.

  • Location of the Hypothalamus

    Location of the Hypothalamus

    Animation

    (34 sec) A 3-D animation that shows the location of the hypothalamus in a mouse's brain.

  • How a Heart Attack Occurs

    How a Heart Attack Occurs

    Animation

    (37 sec) A 3-D animation that shows how plaques form in a blood vessel, leading to blockage and a heart attack.

  • Obesity-Related Health Problems

    Obesity-Related Health Problems

    Animation

    (1 min 44 sec) A timeline illustrating the gradual effects of obesity on the body, including diabetes, atherosclerosis, and heart attack.

  • The Fate of Fat

    The Fate of Fat

    Animation

    (2 min 8 sec) An overview of how dietary fat gets digested, packaged, and sent to various tissues for storage or energy.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Animation

    (1 min 23 sec) Comparison of the change in BMI for a given height and varying weights.

  • PPAR-delta Activation in the Muscle Cell

    PPAR-delta Activation in the Muscle Cell

    Animation

    (1 min 45 sec) The PPAR-delta receptor activates certain genes in a muscle cell, resulting in the burning of fat.

  • PPAR-gamma Activation in the Fat Cell

    PPAR-gamma Activation in the Fat Cell

    Animation

    (2 min 49 sec) The PPAR-gamma receptor activates certain genes in a fat cell, resulting in the storage of fat and changes in hormone levels.