The Resource Microbe Invasion, (online streaming)

Microbe Invasion, (online streaming)

Label
Microbe Invasion
Title
Microbe Invasion
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Humans are constantly under attack from relentless waves of microbes fighting to set up home in every living environment the body has to offer - and there's no escape...With some of the world's leading microbial experts guiding the way and through extensive use of computer graphics, this fifty minute documentary takes us into the world of bacteria and bugs as we've never seen them before and demonstrates that we need them as much as they need us...Just like the Earth itself, our body is a living planet, a network of ecosystems where bacteria are the dominant life form. The womb is the only environment where we are free of bacteria. But, throughout life's journey, as we travel from the birth canal to death and beyond, we are invaded and become host to, an army of bacteria and other microscopic bugs - both good and bad...Science is fast discovering that our entire lives are spent in partnership with microbial allies. After thirty years of research into sore throats and rheumatic fever, Professor John Tagg, of New Zealand's Otago University, has discovered that not only are some strains of Streptococci harmless, but at least one produces its own natural antibiotic, known as BLIS...Meanwhile other microorganisms are swallowed and find themselves on a one way trip through the human gut. We have a kilogram and a half of bacteria in our gut which scientists now say constitute an organ, as important to us as our liver and kidneys. ..The colon is bacteria heaven. This is where the bacterial population explodes, fueled by fiber. As bad bacteria reproduce and grow they often give themselves away by broadcasting toxins into the area. If our bacterial allies decide there are too many bad bugs in the neighborhood, they'll attack them with their own biochemical weapons. But when the bad bugs are overwhelming, the immune system just evacuates the area - which we know as vomiting or a bad case of the runs...But what of the one final journey that we and our microbes make together, the journey to death and beyond? At perhaps one of the most macabre research laboratories ever, a team from the University of Tennessee are studying the processes of decay to help criminal investigators identify the time and cause of death. Dozens of bodies lie about in various stages of decay as the microbes work from the inside out and the outside in...No matter where we are in life's journey we're never alone - we're always accompanied by our microbial allies, the armies of the microbe invasion
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Longtail Distribution Network in 2002
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Longtail Distribution Network (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health
  • Medicine
Technique
live action
Label
Microbe Invasion, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1352700
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1352700
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)985036753
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Microbe Invasion, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1352700
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1352700
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)985036753
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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