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  • Photosynthesis

    Photosynthesis

    Animations

    (10 min 41 sec) This engaging interactive multipart animation illustrates how sunlight is captured to power the process of photosynthesis. The animation details both the light reactions and the Calvin cycle, focusing on the flow of energy and the cycling of matter.

  • Mapping the Darién Gap

    Mapping the Darién Gap

    Scientists at Work

    (10 min 35 sec) This video describes how indigenous communities from the tropical rainforest of Darién, Panama, use drones to map their lands. The communities use these maps to protect their territories from outside incursions and to design sustainable land-use plans.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment

    Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment

    Animations

    (2 min 31 sec) Mutations in the CFTR gene, which encodes a transmembrane ion channel, cause mucus buildup in the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis.

  • A World Without Microbes: An Apocalyptic Thought Experiment

    A World Without Microbes: An Apocalyptic Thought Experiment

    Animated Shorts

    (7 min 1 sec) A world without microbes seems at first like a utopia without bacterial infections, mildew, or mold. But let’s take a deeper look.

  • Fecal Microbiota Transplants: The Ins and Outs of FMT

    Fecal Microbiota Transplants: The Ins and Outs of FMT

    Animated Shorts

    (7 min 21 sec) Poop. You flush it, and usually that’s the end of the story. But to scientists like Mark Smith, poop is more than just waste – it’s medicine.

  • Can a Fungus Save Plants from Global Warming?

    Can a Fungus Save Plants from Global Warming?

    Animated Shorts

    (8 min 2 sec) It’s about time we put plants into the spotlight and focus on one of their most critical microbial partners: Fungi.

  • Microbes from Mom — Vaginal Birth vs C-Section

    Microbes from Mom — Vaginal Birth vs C-Section

    Animated Shorts

    (9 min 13 sec) Do you remember your first birthday present? No? Good, because it’s gross.

  • Solving Crimes with the NECROBIOME

    Solving Crimes with the NECROBIOME

    Animated Shorts

    (7 min 10 sec) We can’t talk to the dead, but in their own way, the dead can speak to us.

  • Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

    Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

    Scientists at Work

    (6 min 40 sec) This video describes a large-scale project to restore the wildlife of Gorongosa National Park. The video highlights the project’s approach of combining traditional conservation biology with solutions for addressing challenges in the community.

  • Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid

    Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid

    Animated Shorts

    (8 min 5 sec) The bobtail squid is an underwater delicacy for many predators, so the creature found a handy superpower to stay alive: Invisibility

  • The Search for a Mutated Gene

    The Search for a Mutated Gene

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 54 sec) This video describes the case of a patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness, and how physician-scientist Dr. Ed Stone approached the search for the causal mutation.

  • A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

    A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

    Animated Shorts

    (9 min 10 sec) You don’t want to be a honeybee when the beewolf is on the prowl.

  • Mosquitoes Might SAVE Lives, Thanks To Bacteria

    Mosquitoes Might SAVE Lives, Thanks To Bacteria

    Animated Shorts

    (9 min 4 sec) Dengue fever is a deadly mosquito-borne virus that plagues the earth, but science is inching closer to an unlikely solution: bacteria.

  • How Giant Tube Worms Survive at Hydrothermal Vents

    How Giant Tube Worms Survive at Hydrothermal Vents

    Animated Shorts

    (10 min 20 sec) Deep at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, an amazing bacterial discovery reshaped our view of life on earth.

  • Superbugs That Resist Antibiotics Can Evolve in 11 Days

    Superbugs That Resist Antibiotics Can Evolve in 11 Days

    Animated Shorts

    (8 min 50 sec) Antibiotics like penicillin have a critical role in medicine, but using them is not a decision to be taken lightly.

  • Termites Digest Wood Thanks To Microbes

    Termites Digest Wood Thanks To Microbes

    Animated Shorts

    (7 min 11 sec) The next time you spot a termite chomping down on wood, know that they’re not dining alone.

  • Genes as Medicine

    Genes as Medicine

    Short Films

    (17 min 16 sec) 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.

  • Identifying the Key Genes for Regeneration

    Identifying the Key Genes for Regeneration

    Scientists at Work

    (9 min 55 sec) This video describes how scientists silence different genes in regenerating planaria to study the process of regeneration at the molecular level.

  • How Lizards Find Their Way Home

    How Lizards Find Their Way Home

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 33 sec) This video describes the research of Dr. Manuel Leal, who is studying territorial lizards to understand how they navigate the dense forests of Puerto Rico to find their way to their home trees.

  • Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

    Seed Dispersal and Habitat Fragmentation

    Scientists at Work

    (8 min 3 sec) Watch researchers follow brown spider monkeys in a tropical forest of Colombia to determine which plant seeds they are dispersing. Seed dispersers are critical to the forest’s ability to grow and regenerate. 

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