The hidden life of cell
This is an essential video because when we understand how viruses work on the biological level, we have acquired keys to understanding how evolution work.
A cell is so tiny that 40,000 can fit on the head of a pin and beneath its surface billions of microscopic machines work together to keep you alive.
But our cells are constantly under attack... this is the story of a battle that has been raging for billions of years and is being fought inside every one of us right now.
This film reveals the exquisite machinery of the human cell system from within the inner world of the cell itself – from the frenetic membrane surface that acts as a security system for everything passing in and out of the cell, the dynamic highways that transport cargo across the cell and the remarkable turbines that power the whole cellular world to the amazing nucleus housing DNA and the construction of thousands of different proteins all with unique tasks. The virus intends to commandeer this system to one selfish end: to make more viruses. And they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal.The virus looks like a mini Death Star; white blood cells are giant semolina footballs; proteins clank around like metal machines. The cell is indeed a secret universe so stunning that if Darwin could have known this, I wonder what he would have thought.