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  • Teacher Guides

    Teacher Guides

    Collection

    Designed by educators, BioInteractive’s teacher guides will help you select BioInteractive resources aligned to specific topics and standards, including the AP® Biology Curriculum Framework.

  • Trojan Micro Horses

    Trojan Micro Horses

    Image of the Week

    Spheres made from sugar polymers hide insulin-producing cells from attack by the immune system.

  • Measles Outbreak

    Measles Outbreak

    Image of the Week

    The measles virus can spread easily among people who have no immunity against it, as the current outbreak shows.

  • Attacking AIDS from Within

    Attacking AIDS from Within

    Image of the Week

    Killer T-cells captured in the act of destroying HIV-infected cells.

  • From Cancer Genomics to Cancer Drugs

    From Cancer Genomics to Cancer Drugs

    Lecture

    (58 min 46 sec) Genetic data from a large number of tumor types reveal commonly mutated genes and uncover connections between different types of cancer.

  • Teacher Guide: Immunology

    Teacher Guide: Immunology

    Teacher Guide

    Topics include: Immunology, HIV immune response and drug development, ELISA, CCR5 co-receptor mutation, vaccine development, dengue fever, and immunological response

  • Teacher Guide: AP Biology

    Teacher Guide: AP Biology

    Teacher Guide

    This guide correlates all the resources available on the Holiday Lectures on Science DVDs and throughout the BioInteractive.org website to specific Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings, and Essential Knowledge threads of the new AP® Biology Curriculum Framework. 

  • Cloning an Army of T Cells for Immune Defense

    Cloning an Army of T Cells for Immune Defense

    Animation

    (4 min 21 sec) View the animation to see how one type of immune cell—the helper T cell—interprets a message presented at the surface of the cell membrane. The message is an antigen, a protein fragment taken from an invading microbe. A series of events unfolds that results in the production of many clones of the helper T cell. These identical T cells can serve as a brigade forming an essential communication network to activate B cells, which make antibodies that will specifically attack the activating antigen.

  • Fighting Viruses in the Lab and Beyond

    Fighting Viruses in the Lab and Beyond

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) Understanding the immune response is essential to developing safe vaccines for dengue and other diseases.

  • 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.

  • HIV Life Cycle and Drug Targets

    HIV Life Cycle and Drug Targets

    Poster

    The poster from the 2007 Holiday Lectures on Science, AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic. It shows each stage of the HIV life cycle and highlights points in the cycle that have been targeted by anti-retroviral drugs.

  • Cells of the Immune System

    Cells of the Immune System

    Click & Learn

    An overview of the immune system, concentrating on the roles played by B and T lymphocytes, and the antigen-presentation system.

  • Vaccines and HIV Evolution

    Vaccines and HIV Evolution

    Lecture

    (58 min 29 sec) The search for an effective HIV vaccine, and advances in genomics that may lead to a breakthrough.

  • 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?

  • Interview with Katie Walter

    Interview with Katie Walter

    Interview

    (3 min 28 sec) An interview with Katie Walter, an undergraduate who discusses what it's like to be in a lab doing scientific research.

  • CTL killing a target cell

    CTL killing a target cell

    Clip

    (1 min 17 sec) Video microscopy of a cytotoxic T lymphocyte in action.

  • Antigen presentation and CTL

    Antigen presentation and CTL

    Animation

    (2 min 34 sec) How a cell infected by a virus signals cytotoxic T lymphocytes to kill the cell before the virus replicates and spreads.

  • Protease inhibitors

    Protease inhibitors

    Animation

    (1 min 6 sec) Protease inhibitors prevent maturation of viral proteins inside HIV particles.

  • 2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace

    2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace

    Lecture

    (57 min 36 sec) In four presentations, Donald E. Ganem, MD, and B. Brett Finlay, PhD, discuss the latest advances in understanding how pathogens invade the body and how this knowledge is leading to the development of new therapies. They also explain how new infectious diseases are recognized and how epidemics arise.

  • Stalking the Elusive Pathogen

    Stalking the Elusive Pathogen

    Lecture

    (56 min 37 sec) Some organisms have evolved ways of evading or subverting the body's defenses.

  • How the Host Avoids "Friendly Fire"

    How the Host Avoids "Friendly Fire"

    Lecture

    (58 min 30 sec) Normally the trillions of lymphocytes in the human body do not attack their host. 

  • How the Immune System Detects Invaders

    How the Immune System Detects Invaders

    Lecture

    (59 min 45 sec) The immune system recognizes invaders in a complex way.

  • How Immune Cells Create Trillions of Receptors from a Few Hundred Parts

    How Immune Cells Create Trillions of Receptors from a Few Hundred Parts

    Lecture

    (59 min 48 sec) The human body has at least a trillion ways of recognizing that something foreign has invaded.

  • The Immune System: Friend and Foe

    The Immune System: Friend and Foe

    Lecture

    A wide overview of the immune system, presented by HHMI investigators John W. Kappler, PhD, and Philippa Marrack, PhD

  • Immunology Virtual Lab

    Immunology Virtual Lab

    Virtual Lab

    This virtual lab teaches the procedures of performing an ELISA test to determine whether a particular antibody is present in a patient's blood sample.

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