Short Clips
Name Title Description
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews Chagas’ Disease Hidyoty
(02:58 Min.)
A brief history of the discovery of Trypanosoma cruzi as the causative agent of Chagas’ disease.
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews Host Cell with T. Cruzi
(01:41 Min.)
A movie of Trypanosoma cruzi entering a host cell.
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews Intracellular T. Cruzi
(02:37 Min.)
A movie of the transformation and replication of T. cruzi from the trypomastigote to the amastigote form and its subsequent replication inside of a host cell.
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews Chagas’ Disease
(03:30 Min.)
A description of the acute and chronic phases of this disease.
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews Leishmania and Leishmaniasis
(02:41 Min.)
A brief overview of the distribution, various species and disease manifestations caused by Leishmania.
Norma Andrews Norma Andrews The Discovery of Leishmania
(02:33 Min.)
A history of the discovery of the Leishmania parasite and its vector.
Bonnie Bassler David Baltimore Introduction to Viruses
(05:39 Min.)
An introduction to viruses and reverse transcription and classification of viruses based upon their genetic material.
Bonnie Bassler David Baltimore Viruses in the News
(02:58 Min.)
Viruses such as HIV, SARS, Ebola virus, flu virus that have appeared and continue to appear in the news.
Bonnie Bassler David Baltimore Virus Species Adaptation
(03:07 Min.)
Equilibrium viruses are well adapted to a host species and rarely lethal, while non-equilibrium viruses are often new to the host species and often are lethal.
Bonnie Bassler David Baltimore Reverse Transcriptase
(03:19 Min.)
Baltimore describes the series of findings that led to discovery of reverse transcriptase, work for which he later shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.
Bonnie Bassler David Baltimore HIV lifecycle
(06:30 Min.)
The lifecycle of a retrovirus such as HIV and why HIV has proved so deadly are explained.
Bonnie Bassler David Baltimore HIV Resistance
(05:47 Min.)
The surface of HIV is largely coated with sugars that prevent antibody binding. The few accessible protein moieties change structure dramatically upon binding to cell surface receptors such that antibodies to unbound virus do not recognize bound virus.
Bonnie Bassler David Baltimore HIV Gene Therapy
(02:14 Min.)
If hematopoietic or blood stem cells could be made to express an inhibitory RNA against the CCR5 co-receptor for HIV, the HIV virus may not be able to infect cells.