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The Hidden life of a cell - BBC documentary

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19, not Long Covid)' started by Sly Saint, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This was shown on BBC4 but it is available on BBC iplayer. (originally aired in 2012)

    Absolutely fascinating (particularly for biology novices like me).

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    There is a battle playing out inside your body right now. It started billions of years ago and it is still being fought in every one of us every minute of every day. It is the story of a viral infection, the battle for the cell.

    This film reveals the exquisite machinery of the human cell system from within the inner world of the cell itself - from the frenetic membrane surface that acts as a security system for everything passing in and out of the cell, the dynamic highways that transport cargo across the cell and the remarkable turbines that power the whole cellular world to the amazing nucleus housing DNA and the construction of thousands of different proteins all with unique tasks. The virus intends to commandeer this system to one selfish end: to make more viruses. And they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. "

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nln7d/secret-universe-the-hidden-life-of-the-cell


    (It's not about the CV per se, but shows how "clever" virus' can be at fooling the bodys defences)
     
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  2. Mithriel

    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    If that is the one I remember, it was really clear and interesting, especially when you think that cellular mechanisms seem to go wrong in ME
     
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    Marky Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just finished watching, really enjoyed it. Its mindblowing how complex the machinery is.. and viruses are really fascinating. Wish there was more cellular thrillers like this out there!
     
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    The Truth about Boosting your immune system
    this was on last night;
    worth a watch for the sciency bits.
    available on iPlayer:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000r0hx/the-truth-about-boosting-your-immune-system
     
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