EDUCATION: Immunology Animated

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Science  07 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5536, pp. 1735
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5536.1735c

A sick cell is harboring a dangerous virus. Then one of the body's patrolling T cells swoops down, killing the infected cell and thwarting the invader. This action-packed sequence comes from a collection of snazzy Flash animations designed to supplement Immunobiology, a college-level text from Garland Publishing. Created by Blink Studio in the United Kingdom, the 27 lucid shorts bring to life topics such as HIV replication, recognition of foreign antigens by the immune system, and the genetic rearrangements within developing lymphocytes. The action stops regularly so that helpful pop-up captions can explain what's happening.

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