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Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines | IsraelX on edX

December 14, 2019


[TRAIN RATTLING AGAINST TRACKS] [MUSIC PLAYING] [WOMAN SNEEZING] Germ attack. Mumps, measles, rubella,
whooping cough, I had them all. You, on the other hand,
are probably vaccine protected. Believe me,
these diseases are no picnic, and viruses can be mean. Well, actually, whooping
cough is bacterial. What’s the difference? Good point, and it’ll be my
job to give you an answer. Hi. I’m Professor Jon
Gershoni, and for 30 years I’ve been studying what
viruses are made of, how they cause disease,
and most important, how our body fights infection, and what we can do to protect ourselves. Let me take you on a journey and
explore the cells of our body. Cells like micro molecular machines. And when we begin to examine
their parts and pieces, the DNA, the protein, and sugars, we can also understand
how germs invade our body, hijack and take over
our cells, and what we can do to knock them out. To be honest, I’m on a mission. I want to arm you with
the toolbox of knowledge, a practical sense of how
viruses cause disease, how we gain immunity,
and why vaccines work. So, come along. Let’s go viral. [MUSIC PLAYING]

2 Comments

  • Reply Sorben `Ilya` Erikson March 6, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Beautifully crafted intro to the course, count me in!

  • Reply vesper munia March 8, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Loved it

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