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Team Builds the First Living Robots
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Scientists from UVM and Tufts repurposed living cells scraped from frog embryos and assembled them into entirely new life-forms.

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Pharmacogenomics: DNA, Drugs and Dosage
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A medication that works for one person may not be as effective for others, or may cause side effects. One of the reasons for this is variation in your DNA.

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The US Military Gave Out Shark Repellent for Years. . . So Why Did They Stop?
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People have been developing different forms of shark repellent for decades, the military even issued a chemical shark repellent called “Shark Chaser” to pilots, sailors, and astronauts(!) from the end of World War II through the start of the Vietnam War. Thing is… it didn’t really work. Learn why they bothered passing it out, or even created it in the first place.

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Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans?
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For the microscopic lab worm C. elegans, life equates to just a few short weeks on Earth. The bowhead whale, on the other hand, can live over two hundred years. Why are these lifespans so different? And what does it really mean to ‘age' anyway? Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explains why the pace of aging varies greatly across animals.

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Could a Breathalyzer Detect Cancer?
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Discover how scientists are analyzing compounds in the breath to create a versatile breathalyzer capable of detecting disease.

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How Naloxone Saves Lives in Opioid Overdose
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Naloxone saves lives. This video reviews when naloxone is used, how it is administered, and the way it works.

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What Is a Chemical Reaction?
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Watch an overview featuring a demonstration of a burning candle as an example of a chemical reaction. A molecular animation shows that the atoms in the reactants come apart from one another, rearrange, and re bond to form the products.

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Are DNA Testing Kits Good?
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As the use of at-home DNA testing kits increases, what do we know about how they work, how accurate they are and how safe is your data?

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3 Big Things We Learned About the Brain in 2019
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We’ve learned a lot about how the human brain works, but there are still new discoveries and mysteries each year, and 2019 was no exception. We learned pretty big things, from internal compasses, to mysterious sniffers, to brain-washing (no, not that kind)!

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A Stroke of Bad Luck: The 2019 Paget Lecture by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell
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Watch Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester give the 2019 Paget Lecture. She presents her ground breaking work on stroke and the role of inflammation in brain damage, that has recently translated into clinical trials.

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