[INTRO ♪ Your brain works together with the rest of your body in lots of different ways. If things go wrong with some organs, like if your heart stops pumping, your brain’s obviously going to have a bad time. But sometimes the connection is a little less straightforward. Take the
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”
[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
Hi, this is Emily from MinuteEarth. For centuries, perfume-makers have been obsessed with ambergris, a rare, gross-looking substance that gives fragrances a long-lasting, animalistic odor. Yet, for a long time, no one knew what ambergris was – hunks of it just appeared on the ocean’s surface or along seashores, leading
Anna Rothschild: Ever wanted someone else’s poo pumped through a tube in your nose? Me neither. But doctors are performing this procedure on patients across the country. I’m Anna Rothschild, and this is Gross Science. Inside every person’s digestive tract there are trillions of bacteria and other microbes, and these
In February 1977, a 42 year old woman was admitted to the hospital with deep jaundice, shivers and hemolytic anemia – a type of anemia where her red blood cells were being destroyed faster than her body could make them. She went on to develop a “hepatic precomatose condition,” –
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
JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN: HI, I’M JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, AND WELCOME TO SCIENCE TREK: THE WEB SHOW. AND WELCOME TO THE OFFICES OF IDAHO GASTROENTEROLOGY IN MERIDIAN. JOINING ME NOW TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM ARE DR. MATTHEW SERICATI AND DR. BRIAN STORY. THANK YOU BOTH FOR JOINING US. DR.