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Biotechnology and Your Health: Pharmaceutical Applications.

Author: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor] 2009
Series: Biotechnology in the 21st century (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), 2009
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 700414061
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 09, 2010).
"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. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. (24 minutes)."
Description: 1 streaming video (24 min.).
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Discovery of Penicillin (2:41) --
Infection-Fighting Antibiotics (2:10) --
Vaccinations (1:57) --
Biotechnology: Insulin and Recombinant DNA Therapy (3:57) --
Laboratory Production of Proteins (2:20) --
Pharmaceutical Safety Procedures (2:57) --
Biotechnology at Work: Stem Cell Research (5:07).
Series Title: Biotechnology in the 21st century (New York, N.Y.)

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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.

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