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Cancer Treatment Using Nanoparticles – Is It Possible?
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Nanoparticles are capable of carrying chemotherapy to areas of the body afflicted by cancer. However, what if these nanoparticles were specifically targeted to treat only cancer cells and not healthy cells?

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Blood Brain Barrier on a Chip
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Scientists have created a linked BBB-on-a-chip to allow the study of drug delivery and neurological disease in vitro.

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How CRISPR Lets Us Edit Our DNA
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Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. Doudna reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works – and asks the scientific community to pause and discuss the ethics of this new tool.

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What Is HPV and How Can You Protect Yourself From It?
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At some point, most sexually active people will be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV. There are over 100 types of HPV, and most of the time the body eliminates infections without symptoms – but some strains can pose serious health risks down the line.

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How Does the World Feel About Science and Health?
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Watch the global launch of the inaugural Wellcome Global Monitor report in Washington, DC at the Gallup World Headquarters.

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How Do Citrus Fruits Create Such a Strong Smell?
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Citrus fruits contain small pockets of liquid which burst upon contact releasing a jet of strong smelling oil into the air. The strong smell is designed to attract animals to the site to help to spread the seeds of the fruit as far as possible. Andrew Dickerson at the University of Central Florida has recorded the squirting motion using high speed cameras to try to understand the exact process of these 'micro-jets' of citrus oil.

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Aseptic Techniques: Cell Culture Basics
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This video provides an introduction to aseptic technique, an important aspect of avoiding microbial contamination during your cell culture experiments.

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From Mice to Mouse Lemurs: A New Model Organism?
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Could the tiny mouse lemur be the next big thing in genetics research? Researchers from Stanford university certainly think so, and they are using citizen science to make their case - building a living genetic library of wild lemurs in the forests of Madagascar.

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Why Do Scientists Use Model Organisms?
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Life sciences researchers don't use fruit flies, yeast and other model organisms to learn more about them — but rather to learn more about fundamental biological processes that are important for human health and disease.

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The Microbes That Live With Us From Cradle to Grave
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Inside your body there are trillions of microscopic organisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea – collectively known as the microbiota. Over the past decade, we’ve learnt that these communities help to shape our physiology and contribute to our wellbeing.

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