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Ending the arms race with infectious diseases | Janelle Ayres | TEDxSanDiego

Ending the arms race with infectious diseases | Janelle Ayres | TEDxSanDiego

Translator: Ilya Bychkov Reviewer: Denise RQ “It is now time to close the book on infectious diseases and declare the war against pestilence won.” It is something we all want. We all want to live in a world free of infectious diseases. Think about when you watch movies like, “Contagion”

Spit: Everything You Never Wanted To Know

Spit: Everything You Never Wanted To Know

[PBSDS BUMPER] We all know how the journey through the digestive system ends, but few give much thought to how it begins. If the mouth is the doorway, saliva is the greeter, one of the most important substances produced by the body, yet one of the most overlooked, and to

Introduction to the Digestive System – 10.4 – Biol 189

Introduction to the Digestive System – 10.4 – Biol 189

Have you ever wondered why we eat? We eat because we need a source of energy and because our body needs building materials. The digestive system is the system which is responsible for supplying an animal’s body with this energy and with these building materials. We need energy to recharge

LIVER CANCER GETS A GUT CHECK: Obesity promotes liver cancer development through the gut microbiome

LIVER CANCER GETS A GUT CHECK: Obesity promotes liver cancer development through the gut microbiome

Obesity has been a growing health concern across the world. Obesity can make one more susceptible to developing all kinds of diseases: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and also cancer: all kinds of cancers. But exactly HOW obesity increases your chances of getting cancer is not entirely clear.