Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Life of a Cell
CFS is believed to be related to dysfunction in the mitochondria of our cells. While the idea is somewhat controversial, it does make some sense since the mitochondria are the energy factories for our cells. I wish I could embed these videos in my blog but you are going to have to scoot over to the Harvard web site to watch. I recommend the one on mitochondria and the narrated Life of a Cell. Now I am no biologist and I can't follow half of what they are talking about but the animation is just amazing and I am truly in awe of how our body functions. Can you believe that all of these little cellular engines are constantly at work in our bodies making us able to eat, talk and breath? It is truly amazing! Don't worry I'm going to keep reading and learning biology. Someday I will be able to interpret what they are saying in the videos. Hopefully there will be a cure for CFS before then and I won't be posting that interpretation in this blog.