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Biology


Biotechnology



BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BIOINFORMATICS, GENOMICS, AND PROTEOMICS - GETTING THE BIG PICTURE

If the 20th century was the era of physics and nuclear fission, the 21st belongs to the life sciences. Moving from gene, to genome, to genetically based diseases, this program provides an overview of the interrelated fields of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics, with an emphasis on practical applications of biotechnology to the field of medicine. Are genetically personalized drugs around the next corner? Commentary is provided by Bob Forgey, of ProNAI Therapeutics; Bill Worzel and Jeanne Orhnberger, of Genetics Squared; and Drs. Brian Athey and Elliott Hill, of the University of Michigan.

DVD / 2009 / () / 22 minutes

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BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND YOUR HEALTH - PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS

Scientists have come a long, long way since Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, the wonder drug of the 20th century. This program explains the function of infection -fighting antibiotics; vaccinations and insulin, crucial to the prevention of diseases such as smallpox and the management of diabetes; recombinant drugs, treatments involving genetically engineered DNA; and stem cells, those chameleon -like building blocks of the body. Commentary is provided by Drs. James Baker, Brian Athey, and Elliott Hill, of the University of Michigan; Susanne Kleff, of MBI International; and Bob Forgey, of ProNAI Therapeutics.

DVD / 2009 / () / 20 minutes

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BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BIOTECHNOLOGY ON THE FARM AND IN THE FACTORY - AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

As the world's population and overall standard of living continue to increase, the growing demand for food, fuel, and consumer products has reached unprecedented levels. This program examines how biotechnology is helping to meet those needs through genetic engineering to increase crop yields and improve the nutritional value of key staple foods; animal agriculture, founded on selective breeding and edging toward lab -based genetic engineering; and industrial applications of biotech in the manufacturing of chemicals, textiles, beverages, and fuel. Commentary is provided by Steve Pueppke and Len Fleck, of Michigan State University; Farzaneh Teymouri and Susanne Kleff, of MBI International; Jeanne Orhnberger, of Genetics Squared; and Bob Forgey, of ProNAi Therapeutics.

DVD / 2009 / () / 25 minutes

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BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

The Nuclear Age - sprung upon the world with the atomic bomb - remains a bitter memory. How biotechnology, with its power to change life on Earth at the most fundamental level, will be viewed in the decades to come depends on decisions being made right now. This program confronts viewers with some of the ethical and moral implications of cloning, stem cell research, and animal testing. Commentary is provided by Jeanne Orhnberger, of Genetics Squared; Bob Forgey, of ProNAI Therapeutics; Drs. Elliott Hill, Brian Athey, and James Baker, of the University of Michigan; Len Fleck, of Michigan State University; and Susanne Kleff, of MBI International.

DVD / 2009 / () / 22 minutes

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BIOTECHNOLOGY ON EARTH

The 20th century saw the earth dramatically changed by industrial technology. The 21st century will see the earth even more dramatically changed by progress in biotechnology and its handmaiden, nanotechnology. Urge your students to think instead of dogmatize about their future with the help of this comprehensive video that presents both the science and the ethical issues in a global perspective.

DVD / 2006 / (Secondary, College) / 22 minutes

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BIOTECHNOLOGY: ENGINEERING GENOMES

Biotechnology DVD first looks at major research areas in biotechnology such as the Human Genome Project and the various forms of recombinant DNA technology that produce transgenic plants and animals. The program then goes on to look at the tools used by biotechnologists such as restriction enzymes, plasmids, vector and vector less insertion of genes into genomes, and the production of genes via polymerase chain reactions. The program then concludes by looking at the future of biotechnology and some of the environmental, economic, and ethical issues raised by biotech.

DVD / 2006 / () / 30 minutes

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CLONING: HOW AND WHY

Cloning is one of the most controversial of the new biotechnologies in the 21st century. This up-to-date program takes students to Scotland where Dolly made history as the first cloned mammal. Then we move inside Neal First's laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where Dr. First explains some of the details of just how cloning is done. Students will be challenged to consider the implications of this revolutionary technology for life in the 21st century.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2005 / (Secondary, College) / 31 minutes

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GENETIC ENGINEERING

The brave new world of cloning, gene splicing, in-vitro fertilization, embryo adoption, BGH and more. How far will we go? How far should we go? Features interviews with biologist Richard Burgess, activist Jeremy Rifkin, and other environmentalists, biologists and experts in bioethics.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2005 / (Secondary, College) / 41 minutes

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HUMAN GENOME PROJECT, THE

Help your students learn why the Human Genome Project is revolutionary. The goal of the project (already achieved in rough form in 2001) is to decipher all of the genes in the human species, that is, to make public the detailed blueprints for making a human being.

This program takes you inside an automated gene sequencing laboratory where your students will learn how human genes are isolated, fragmented and how their DNA base sequences are determined. Controversial ethical issues are also addressed.


DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2005 / (Secondary, College) / 34 minutes

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STEM CELLS

Take your students inside James Thomson's laboratory at the University of Wisconsin where stem cells were first cultured to learn why this breakthrough is so important in the 21st century. This new video will help you show your students what stem cells are, how they are cultured, why they offer such potential for the future of our health and welfare. The program addresses both the science and the ethical dilemmas that accompany this advance in biology. Includes interviews with pioneers in stem cell technology and in stem cell ethics.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2005 / (Secondary, College) / 34 minutes

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GENE, THE

Clearly and simply presents basic information on one of the most important concepts in modern science-the gene. New computer animations help clarify the concepts. Includes guided questions and quizzes to help teachers reinforce concepts recommended in the National Science Standards.

Part 1. How Genes Were Discovered. Dramatizes the history of genetic discovery from Mendel in his monastery garden to Watson and Crick at the Cavendish Laboratory in England.

Part 2. What Is a Gene and How Does It Work? Outlines the basic picture we have today of what a gene is and how it works. Includes new material on cloning and the human genome project.

In The Gene the keys to scientific literacy include: adenine, amino acids, biochemist, chromosomes, cloning, Francis Crick, cytosine, differentiation, DNA, double helix, enzymes, Rosalind Franklin, gene gun, genetics, genome project, guanine, meiosis, Gregor Mendel, mitosis, mutation, ovary, protein, restriction enzyme, RNA, thymine, James Watson.


DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2004 / (Secondary, College) / 40 minutes

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GENETIC TESTING AND BREAST CANCER - THE ROLE OF THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

Looks at how the private sector has gotten involved in genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility, addressing moral, legal and social issues.

DVD / 2004 / (Senior High, College, Adult) / 60 minutes

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PERSPECTIVE: AGRICULTURE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY - PLANT FACTORY

England's green and pleasant land is turning yellow. Oil seed, a wonderfully adaptable plant, has become a prime crop. Genetic engineers hybridize it with alien species, alien material and in doing so these vast yellow fields are becoming the world's new plastic factories, oil wells and major food stores.

DVD / 2004 / (Intermediate, Junior High, Senior High, College, Adult) / 30 minutes

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INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

With John Blanton, Jr., Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Randy Allen, Ph.D., Texas Tech University; John Morrow, Jr., Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Ellen B. Peffley, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing and most exciting fields in science. Scientists in plant, animal and human medical services discuss examples of cloning and transgenics - the removal and transplantation of genes into other organisms. Explore human tissue and organ replacement, nutrition augmentation in foods, pest and drought resistance for plants, disease treatment and many other possibilities of biotechnology. Students will appreciate the computer-generated imagery and video microscopy, which clearly explains the potentially difficult and abstract concepts of the cell, the nucleus, chromosomes, DNA, genes, mitosis and meiosis.


DVD / 2001 / () / 31 minutes

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OVERVIEW OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Some of the hottest challenges facing the 21st century are being worked on right now by biotechnologists. This introductory -level program investigates the dynamic field of biotechnology and examines how it relates to a cross -section of different disciplines such as medicine, healthcare, ergonomics, and communications. In addition, employees from the biotechnology sector offer their insights on the work that they do and on the industry as a whole.

DVD / 2000 / () / 15 minutes

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RISKY BUSINESS: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE

A discussion-starter on genetically engineered plants and animals.

With the cloning of Dolly, the public noticed something called biotechnology. Thousands of plants and animals are being genetically engineered: foods for longer shelf life, crops to tolerate more poison chemicals, and pigs so that their hearts can be transplanted into people. Yet so far there has been relatively little public debate about the impact of biotechnology.

RISKY BUSINESS is designed to stimulate discussion about this important subject. What are the effects of this new technology on farmers, our food supply, public health and the environment?

Vividly filmed in laboratories and fields, RISKY BUSINESS presents scientists, industry proponents, environmental and consumer activists from the U.S., Europe, and developing countries who discuss the risks and benefits of biotechnology and its growing international impacts.

This is the first in an ongoing series of educational programs produced by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young about the risks and benefits of the new biotechnology.


DVD (Color) / 1996 / (Grades 9-12, College, Adult) / 24 minutes

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BIOTECH 96: GENOMICS IMPACT ON HEALTHCARE

Panelists: Alan Bernstein, PhD, FRSC; Michael Hayden, MD; Steve Holtzman; Phillip Reilly, JD, MD; Martin Rosenberg, PhD; Elizabeth Silverman; John Stevens, PhD; Lap-Chee Tsuy, OC, PhD; James Wilson, MD, PhD

This program explores the research on the human genome and its impact on healthcare. A panel of world class scientists and business executives will conduct discussions and there also some pre-taped presentations.


DVD / / () / 120 minutes

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VIDEO GUIDE TO DNA BIOTECHNOLOGY

Each frame shown below represents the condensed version of an actual full screen computer animation.

The following 12 frames are taken from the chapters of ˇ§Translationˇ¨ & ˇ§DNA Replicationˇ¨.

Each chapter in the video is presented in the form of a continuous animation of thousands of such frames.

Volume 1:
~ Introduction
~ Structure of Chromosomes
~ DNA Structure and Replication
~ Transcription
~ Translation

Volume 2:
~ Introduction to Plasmids
~ Plasmid Preparation
~ Restriction & Modifying Enzymes
~ DNA Hybridization
~ Screening of Bacterial Colonies
~ Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
~ Southern Blot
~ DNA Mutation
~ DNA Sequencing
~ Bacteriophage Infection


DVD / / () / 84 minutes

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VIDEO GUIDE TO IMMUNO-BIOTECHNOLOGY

Each frame shown below represents the condensed version of an actual full screen computer animation.

The following 12 frames are taken from the chapters of ˇ§Translationˇ¨ & ˇ§DNA Replicationˇ¨.

Each chapter in the video is presented in the form of a continuous animation of thousands of such frames.

Chapters :
~ Infectious Agents
~ Immune System and Immune Cells
~ Structure of Antibodies
~ Role of Antibodies & Immune Cells
~ Weak Immune System & AIDS
~ HIV Infection and Immune Cells
~ Research/Diagnostic Tests
~ Western Blot
~ Immuno Fluorescence Assay (IFA)
~ ELISA

Contents of this DVD include all the basic topics such as infectious agents, antigens, antibodies and immune system. All chapters in this video are discussed with the help of unique colorful computer generated figures and animations. DVD contains thousands of frames (as shown in these pages) giving scientific illustrations in the form of moving figures & animations.


DVD / / () / 31 minutes

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