Cautionary Tales Science & Technology Video Clips

How a Virus Attacks Your Body

This educational short narrated by NPR’s science correspondent Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky, shows us how the flu virus gets access to our system (it has a key, LOL) and tricks our own cells into becoming the assembly-line factories that churn out more and more copies of the virus itself.

Bolinsky who created the video says that it is essentially in slow motion, the infection process takes a fraction of a second to occur. Also, they added colour to the different protein and DNA material in the video because at their tiny size they are, for all intents and purposes, colourless.

[via Holy Kaw!]

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