What Exactly Is Typhoid Fever?
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What Exactly Is Typhoid Fever?

Typhoid fever. Simply put, it’s a bacterial infection that comes largely from contaminated food, water, or sewage. But it’s not just a fever, typhoid can tear holes in your intestines and infect many other organs in your body. Oh, and it’s uniquely evolving to become more and more drug resistant. Typhoid fever is caused by […]

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Could a Vaccine Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?
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Could a Vaccine Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

[♪ INTRO] Measles, mumps, and polio, these are things we can prevent with a vaccine. But scientists are looking to add a surprising entry to that list: Type 1 diabetes. Which, unlike the others, is not an infectious disease. You can’t share a sugar-free soda with your diabetic friend and suddenly lose your ability to […]

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KATP channels and neonatal diabetes
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KATP channels and neonatal diabetes

DAME JEAN THOMAS: Welcome to the 2013 Croonian lecture, I am Jean Thomas, the benefit logical secretary of the Royal Society. Before we begin, could I ask you to turn off your mobile phones please, or put them on silent, the lecture is being filmed it will be available to watch on-line from the role […]

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What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Human Brain?
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What Does Alzheimer’s Do to the Human Brain?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in the world. Nearly 50 million people worldwide have it, and every 66 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with it. It’s been called the epidemic of our century, but even after decades of research, finding a way to prevent this disease has been […]

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