Genetically Engineered Cancer-Fighting Algae

Explore the addition of algae as a cancer treatment with a video that explains how a specific type of algae prevents chemotherapy from attacking healthy cells. The results are amazingly positive!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a unit that studies different cell types and/or cancer
  • Have groups compare and contrast a treatment of just chemotherapy and one that includes both chemotherapy and algae
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should understand the body is made of different types of cells
Pros

  • Thoroughly explains the behavior of cancer and how treatment counteracts that behavior
  • Uses diagrams to illustrate the concepts 
Cons

  • None