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Title Exploring biodiversity [videorecording] : the search for new medicines.

Imprint Chevy Chase, MD : Howard Hughes Medical Institute, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC DVD Collection  DVD 661 BIO 2010    ---  Available
Description 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Holiday lectures on science ; December, 2009 423986
Note for list of lecture chapters, go to
Contents Disc 1. Features: Short talks on biodiversity: E.0. Wilson, Ph.D., Eric Chivian, M.D. ; Animations: Prialt blocks motor synapse in fish ; Prialt blocks pain signaling in mice ; The LUX operon controls light production ; Motor cabal toxins block motor neuron synapses ; Lighting-strike cabal acts like a Taser ; The molecular cascade in bacterial quorum sensing ; Lectures: From venoms to drugs ; Shedding light on an invisible world ; Biodiversity at a snail's pace ; Eavesdropping on tiny conspiracies ; Video clips: Demo: Live cone snail ; Conus catus strikes a fish ; Conus textile strikes a snail ; Conus imperialis strikes a worm ; Bobtail squid swimming and burrowing ; Demo: glowing bacteria in a flask ; Conus tulipa hunts fish by net ; Deep nets to havest Turrids ; Demo: Quorum sensing molecules ; Screening chemical libraries with robotics -- Disc 2. Special features, interviews and discussion.
Event Recorded at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, December 2009.
Summary Two leading biologists discuss their paths of medical discovery based on a deeper understanding of biodiversity. Bonnie L. Bassler examines the molecular mechanisms that bacteria use to communicate with one another. Baldomero Olivera conducts research using the venomous predatory cone snail which has led to a better understanding of ion channels and identification of several therapeutic drug candidates.
System Details DVD.
Subject Zoology, Medical. 423987
Drugs -- Research. 423988
Pharmacology. 259613
Biodiversity. 423989
Added Author Bassler, Bonnie L. 423990
Olivera, Baldomero M. 423991
Wilson, Edward O. 423992
Chivian, Eric. 423993
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 423938
Added Title Search for new medicines

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