Item Details

The Secret of Genes [electronic resource]

Telepool GmbH
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Longevity may or may not come from one's family tree-but with the help of science, could it one day be "inserted" into our genes? This program looks at research in genetic modification that might help extend human life spans. Spotlighting recent DNA experiments on the C. elegans worm, the program also describes longevity studies in mice, mollusks, and fungi-all of which shed light on possibilities for genetic alteration in humans. Students will learn about the roles played by mitochondria and free radicals while the genetic implications of diet and metabolism are also explored. Conclusions based on studies of Okinawan populations and the Biosphere 2 venture of the early 1990s are featured.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
27 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
On the Trail of the Fountain of Youth: A Clinical Perspective
On the Trail of Fountain of Youth
Series Statement
On the trail of. Fountain of youth
Contents
  • Life Expectancy (1:10)
  • Gene Manipulation (1:46)
  • Aging Processes (0:57)
  • DNA Comparisons (1:17)
  • Damage to DNA (1:06)
  • Decomposition of DNA (1:08)
  • Food and Aging (1:02)
  • Consumption and Cell Damage (1:19)
  • Ageless Fungus (1:05)
  • Biosphere Venture (1:05)
  • Eat Little: Live Long (0:57)
  • Worldwide Obesity (1:17)
  • Centenarians on Okinawa (1:14)
  • Oxidative Cell Damage (1:13)
  • Anti-Aging Resveratrol (1:08)
  • Dietary Supplements (0:52)
  • Stress and Aging (1:05)
  • Cell Defense Mechanisms (1:03)
  • Stress and Aging Cells (0:55)
  • Mental Stress and Aging (1:23)
  • Stress-Free Life (1:23)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2005.
Publisher no.
  • 40634s Films Media Group
  • 40635 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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