Cell vs. virus: A battle for health - Shannon Stiles

  • Published on: 17 April 2014
  • How does your body fight a virus? Take a look inside your cells to witness how they produce antibodies and fight to keep you healthy.


    All living things are made of cells. In the human body, these highly efficient units are protected by layer upon layer of defense against icky invaders like the cold virus. Shannon Stiles takes a journey into the cell, introducing the microscopic arsenal of weapons and warriors that play a role in the battle for your health.

    Lesson by Shannon Stiles, animation by Igor Coric.

    Animator's website: https://www.artrake.com
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  • Rhamsey Ynes Marqueses

    Something bleeding in your blood = good viruses/bacteria vs bad bacteria and virus

  • The Stik
    The Stik   3 days ago

    Woah so my body is like a kingdom?

  • Michael Dugan
    Michael Dugan   3 days ago

    Deadass my whole freshman year bio 101 class in 5 minutes and now I understand 😂😂🙏🏻

  • Mytr0
    Mytr0   5 days ago

    The video is a perfect explanation of how cells are fighting with the viruses .I can say the Mitochondria is the power of the cell.😁😂

  • mad_titan THANOS
    mad_titan THANOS   5 days ago

    Here during the coronavirus pandemic to know how a virus works.

  • Radifah Kabir
    Radifah Kabir   6 days ago

    The YouTube algorithm has a funny sense of humour

  • Alt9
    Alt9   6 days ago

    So if you think about it, getting the corona Virus would be like a world war on the inside of your body. And all we feel are all the coughs

  • Mr Potato
    Mr Potato   1 weeks ago

    virus comes in cellenzymes: Imma bout to end this whole man's career!

  • Jade Rudila
    Jade Rudila   1 weeks ago

    Cells:We are the defenders against foreign Invaders.Coronavirus: I'm about to end this man's whole career.

  • SAMARTH Kalanke
    SAMARTH Kalanke   1 weeks ago

    If cells are so small then how can scientists discover all that they can from a cell

  • Jacob vallecas
    Jacob vallecas   1 weeks ago

    Someone: have CoronaBacterya:WAR IDIOTSCells:WAR GERMANYBoth: WW2

  • Zain Ahmed
    Zain Ahmed   1 weeks ago

    Anyone here after quarantine 👍

  • TheRexhim
    TheRexhim   1 weeks ago

    Makes me want to adhere to eating healthy as much as possible to guard and care for my cells ❤

  • Insane3x
    Insane3x   1 weeks ago

    Virus exist:The rest of the cell: the end game

  • Bushra Abdullahi
    Bushra Abdullahi   2 weeks ago

    I don’t understand how atheists can claim there’s no creator... this is just one of the many complex processes found in the universe

  • Bro. Client Calledo
    Bro. Client Calledo   2 weeks ago

    You: Oh its ok, you just happened to sneeze in my general directionCells: Ww2 intensifies

  • BlazeTubeTV
    BlazeTubeTV   2 weeks ago

    the corona virus is bad corona virus is on guam ahhhhhhhhh

  • The Casual Watcher
    The Casual Watcher   2 weeks ago


  • Sawan Khanchi
    Sawan Khanchi   2 weeks ago

    I have never seen the process so beautifully represntated

  • lolnetwork
    lolnetwork   2 weeks ago

    Very nice representation. It only missed happy ending. You should've shown that the virus is being killed.