Maja Divjak

Clostridium tetani and Tetanus    |    Maja Divjak

This animation describes the process of infection with Clostridium tetani and how the toxin it releases interrupts nervous control of our muscles, leading to tetanus.

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Bordetella pertussis & Whooping Cough    |    Maja Divjak

This animation opens with normal respiratory function, then demonstrates how a bacterium, Bordetella pertussis, causes whooping cough by damaging ciliated airway cells.

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Insulin Receptor & Type II Diabetes    |    Maja Divjak

This animation describes the role of the insulin receptor in type 2 diabetes. It focuses on the very recent discovery of how the hormone insulin actually binds to the receptor on the surface of cells, as determined by Professor Mike Lawrence’s laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

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