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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, become one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Magic School Bus Complete Series Disc 7

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Welcome Aboard The Magic School Bus! Are you ready for a wild ride? Grab a seat and hang on for the Emmy® award-winning animated science-adventure series based on the best-selling books.

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Primary
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02:41
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Your Body (2013)

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The human body is capable of amazing things. This captivating program explores some of the fascinating features of the body. Special attention is given to the healthy maintenance of growing bodies.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:12
Your Body

Cell Movement and Transport (2001)

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Topics: Structure and Behavior of the Plasma Membrane, Osmosis, Transport Proteins, Phagocytosis, Pinocytosis, Receptor Mediated Endocytosis, Golgi Function, Lysosomes and Hydrolytic Digestion, Microtubules, Cilia, Actin, and Myosin Motor Proteins.

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High
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00:15
Cell Movement and Transport

The Genetic Code and Its Translation (2001)

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Topics: The Protein Nature of Life, Protein Structure, Transcription, Translation and Protein Synthesis, Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes, Exons and Introns, Mutations, Renegade DNA—The Viruses.

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High
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00:15
The Genetic Code and Its Translation

DNA Replication, Mitosis and Cell Reproduction (2001)

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Topics: Chromosome Condensation, Mitosis Stages, Cytokinesis, Meiosis, Nucleotide Structure and Bonding, Replication Enzymes, Replicating the Strands, Topoisomerase and the Twisting Problem, Proofreading and Repair, Replication Review.

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High
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00:15
DNA Replication, Mitosis and Cell Reproduction

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration (2001)

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Photosynthesis Topics: Chloroplast Structure, Light Trapping by Chlorophyll, The Light-Dependent Reactions of Photosynthesis, The Light-Independent Reactions of Photosynthesis.
Cellular Respiration Topics: Glycolysis and Fermentation, Mitochondrion Structure, Aerobic Respiration, Krebs Cycle, Electron Transport Chain, ATP Synthesis.

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High
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00:17
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

The Domains of Life (2006)

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The Domains of Life updates the five kingdoms classification scheme with the latest understanding of life’s organization based on DNA, fossil, and biochemical evidence. Concise animations and superb microscope footage of primitive cells show events that shaped life as we know it today.

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High
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00:35
The Domains of Life

Genetics, Stem Cells and Society (2007)

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Professor Alan Trounson is a distinguished Australian scientist. He was one of the pioneers of IVF treatment for infertile couples, and is now a leading international figure in stem cell research. He reviews a range of techniques and issues related to stem cell research, including: maker cell biology, gene expression and epigenetics, applications of genetics and epigenetics, ?blinking on?

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Middle
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00:33
Genetics, Stem Cells and Society

Stem Cells: The Ethical Issue (2006)

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This program tackles one of the most contentious areas of contemporary science: embryonic stem cell research. Different viewpoints are presented, and speakers include: Professor Alan Trounson, prominent stem cell scientist; Father Norman Ford, an ethics commentator; Patients with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Middle
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00:20
Stem Cells: The Ethical Issue

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