Category Archives: Defense Against Infections Diseases
Queen – Say It’s Not True
This one passed me by, being out of the country, but I found out more when I read that Queen were writing a new album and going on tour.
Why is this important?
Well, it’s Queen and it’s a HIV campaign video for a start. And we all know two things:
1. You can’t be a proper scientist if you don’t like Queen.
2. Erm… that’s it.
Let’s also not forget that not many geek-books come with their own trailers…
A nice news story about bacteria on cellphones. Must have been a slow week in Albuquerque.
World AIDS Day next week: 1st December.
Avert.org has a load of great resources for school, aimed at engaging students rather than preaching at them. Well worth a look.
Here’s a nice video from last year’s AIDS Day, entitled ‘Time to Deliver’.
Nice, simple animations here:
Aimed at the panicky classes after the Wakefield/MMR-autism fiasco- so are quite basic- but raise some points for discussion.
The rest of the NHS immunisation site contains some good, clear information on vaccination schedules and the various diseases covered.
Defense Against Infectious Disease
Phagocytic leukocyte having a gobble:
Immune response animation. Good plenary.
Cell mediated immune response:
HIV/AIDS: Causes, Myths and Social Impacts
Here’s a nice two-parter of the VSO’s work on HIV/AIDS in Mozambique:
This is a bit dry, but raises a number of good issues about the transmission and social implications of HIV/AIDS.
Here’s Tim & Moby’s take on HIV. Nice and colourful:
And here’s a good one, though big, from NOVA: