Under the Microscope #6

Under the Microscope #6

In this video we see a killer T cell of the immune system attacking a cancer cell. Under the Microscope is a collection of videos that show glimpses of the natural and man-made world in stunning close-up. They are released every Monday and Thursday for the next few weeks and you can see them here: bit.ly Professor Gillian Griffiths: “Cells of the immune system protect the body against pathogens. If cells in our bodies are infected by viruses, or become cancerous, then killer cells of the immune system identify and destroy the affected cells. Cytotoxic T cells are very precise and efficient killers. They are able to destroy infected or cancerous cells, without destroying healthy cells surrounding them. The Wellcome Trust funded laboratory of Professor Gillian Griffiths, at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, investigates just how this is accomplished. By understanding how this works, we can develop ways to control killer cells. This will allow us to find ways to improve cancer therapies, and ameliorate autoimmune diseases caused when killer cells run amok and attack healthy cells in our bodies.” Cytotoxic T cells are just 10 microns in length: approximately one-tenth the width of a human hair. These movies are 92 times real time. The original footage shown was made by Alex Ritter, a PhD student on the NIH-OxCam programme, in the laboratory of Professor Gillian Griffiths at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and the Department of Medicine of the Clinical

25 Replies to “Under the Microscope #6”

  1. Well, in this case, man can only see what someone else has developed long ago. So, is it wrong then to give the credit to God and His development?

  2. @00ThePolice00 Maybe i got the point wrong, i agree it has nothing to do with god.But its not a man work either cells are something that form organisms men did not create them since men is formed from them.(sorry for my english its my second language)

  3. Nuestro cuerpo hace sosas maravillosas, estás guerras si valen la pena! El leucocito de verde todo un luchador contra el cáncer en azul!!

  4. @NachoSlayer Right. I guess the Dark Ages & Medieval times, when God ruled EVERYTHING, were when mankind was REALLY inspired by God. Ridiculous claptrap.

    The supernatural is the greatest, longest lasting, & most varied hoax of all time, promoted by fools and liars (who lie to themselves) and power mongers (they are the priests popes & witch doctors etc.), and accepted by minds that can’t conceive of anything smarter.

    All religions should be DISrespected, for they disrespect reality.

  5. Oh good, I was worried that I could watch an interesting, short science video without seeing that the comment section became a science vs. religion argument.

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