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Can Eating Poop Save You From This Deadly Bacteria?
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Every year around half a million people in the United States get sick from the bacterium C. diff, often after taking antibiotics. Sound counterintuitive? On Reactions we break down why that happens, and how an unlikely hero could save the day.

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Where Did Eukaryotic Cells Come From? - A Journey Into Endosymbiotic Theory
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1.8 billion years ago, a cell ate another cell, but it didn't digest it, and without that happening, we would not exist. This week we explore the origins of eukaryotic cells and ask the question, "Are our cells more than ourselves?"

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Tiny Bombs in Your Blood – The Complement System
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One of the key players of our immune system is the complement system. An army of millions and trillions of tiny bombs, which work together in a complex and elegant dance to stop intruders in your body.

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How CRISPR Lets Us Take the Next Step in Evolution | Max Plach | TEDx
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CSO, and biologist Dr. Max Plach works with a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases … but could also be used to create so-called "designer babies." Max reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works — and asks the scientific community to pause and discuss the ethics of this new tool.

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Launch of the Malaria Vaccine in Ghana
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The world’s first malaria vaccine in childhood vaccination is being rolled out in 2019 in selected areas of Ghana, Malawi and Kenya, through a pilot programme supported by the World Health Organization.

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CaptSure™ DIY ELISA - Fastest ELISA Development Without Need for Plate Coating
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CaptSure DIY ELISA is the latest cutting-edge ELISA kit with a built-in system for antibody labeling, enabling the rapid and easy development of in-house ELISAs using any antibody pair while eliminating the need to perform plate coating procedures.

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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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