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Insights into cell membranes via dish detergent - Ethan Perlstein

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The cell membrane, like a good jacket, protects the cell from everything outside of it. How is it simultaneously sturdy, flexible, and capable of allowing the right things to pass through? Ethan Perlstein rediscovers the scientists and their research that have changed the way we study the membrane and the cell as a whole.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Artist Celeste Lai
  • Educator Ethan Perlstein
  • Animation Artist Lisa LaBracio
  • Narrator Ethan Perlstein

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