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Comprehensive and multidisciplinary database with many full text items.
Full text biology and medical journals indexed in PubMed.
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Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.
Biology Videos from Films on Demand:
The Nature of Biology: An Introduction (33:28)
Why study biology? What’s it all about? Why does it matter? This is the video that helps answer these common questions about biology. Images from the natural world reinforce the sense of wonder and excitement involved in studying life science. Interviews with science professionals help viewers appreciate the impact and value of biology in society. The program is organized around the general themes of biology: Diversity of Life, Heredity, Cells, Interdependence of Life, Flow of Matter and Energy, and Evolution of Life.
Molecular Biology (42:03)
This program shows the various types of gene reproduction and examines the gene responsible for blood clotting. The production of coded proteins is clearly demonstrated. The processes of gel filtration, protein sequence analysis, isolation of mRNA, DNA synthesis and reproduction, production and screening of a DNA bank, and hybridization, along with other demonstrations, are re-created through highly sophisticated computer animation.
Cell Biology: Structure, Function, and Processes Series (1:30:50)
They are the basic building blocks of life, but in reality there’s nothing “basic” about cells—the complex, versatile units of matter that make up all life on Earth. In this four-part video series, rich animation brings the intricate inner workings of cells to life, while a congenial host guides viewers through the essentials of cell biology: cell structure and function (of both animal and plant cells), cell metabolism and respiration, cell division and growth, and a focus on stem cells, cellular differentiation, genetics, and the potential that stem cells have for medical use.
Plant Biology: Core Concepts Video Clip Library (1:27:21)
Making plentiful use of animation, this comprehensive video clip library of 32 two- to three-minute segments brings plant biology to life! Visual learners will particularly benefit from the intricate processes and key botanical concepts illustrated in each self-contained video.
The NewsHour: Human Biology (1:10:57)
Genetic and neurological research has led to increasingly sophisticated medical capabilities—resulting in a growing number of moral and ethical quandaries. This cluster of NewsHour segments surveys recent milestones in biology—many of which have produced as much controversy as insight. Reporting on the newly-identified anti-aging gene SIR2 and the cross-species implantation of stem cells, the program also inquires into artificial limb technology, the dynamics of the teenage brain, and the storage of environmental toxins in the human body.
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