Item Details

Life and Times [electronic resource]: Biology of Aging

Allegro Productions (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This Science Screen Report explores the genetics of aging and the different ways in which biologists study longevity. Citing various experiments with test subjects ranging from fruit flies to elderly humans, the program focuses on genetic structure and how it affects the life span of organisms. Highlighting two important scientific discoveries-the telomere, a genetic sequence determining how many times a cell can divide, and telomerase, an enzyme that extends that number-the program also suggests that the effects of aging may one day be reduced, if not eliminated.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
14 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 to 12
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 06, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Biology of aging
Contents
  • Aging (3:19)
  • Longevity Studies (3:12)
  • Telomeres: The Biological Clocks of Cells (3:07)
  • Telomerase: A Cellular Fountain of Youth (2:43)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2002.
Publisher no.
34212 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (14 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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