What Happens When a Virus Hijacks Your Heart?

What Happens When a Virus Hijacks Your Heart?

Myocarditis is a rare condition of the heart that can stem from some common viruses and bacterial infections we’re all familiar with. It often affects young people, has very few symptoms, and goes largely undiagnosed…until the autopsy stage. If this already has your heart racing, you’ll want to stay put. Myocarditis, is kind of a […]

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We’re Using Stem Cells to Reverse Baldness and It’s Actually Working

We’re Using Stem Cells to Reverse Baldness and It’s Actually Working

Some very hairy mice are bringing us another step closer to un-LOCKing a way to regenerate a full head of hair. Did somebody say a pun?! About 50% of men and 25% of women experience at least partial hair loss by the age of 50, whether due to age, medical treatments, or disease. Current options […]

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A Man Was Kissed By His Dog. This Is What Happened To His Organs.

A Man Was Kissed By His Dog. This Is What Happened To His Organs.

A Man Was Kissed By His Dog. This Is How His Organs Shut Down. JD is a 63 year old man, presenting to the emergency room with fever and shortness of breath. He tells the admitting nurse that purplish spots had developed around his face, starting 3 days ago, and the feeling in his right […]

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Intermittent Fasting & Hunger – What the Science says

Intermittent Fasting & Hunger – What the Science says

Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention nowadays as there’s so many benefits to be had from it. It helps you lose weight, helps you gain muscle and enhances your cognitive performance. Specifically, it lowers insulin- the fat storing hormone involved with diabetes, it raises human growth hormone which does everything from increasing muscle […]

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This Crab’s Blood May Have Saved Your Life

This Crab’s Blood May Have Saved Your Life

The horseshoe crab…it’s a living fossil that has called Earth its home for almost half a billion years. It’s outlived dinosaurs and survived mass extinctions and ice ages, but today it’s facing a new threat. Their adaptations have worked with the way the Earth has changed and it’s only in recent years with humans bringing […]

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Food Science and Technology research ensuring healthy food supply for the future

Food Science and Technology research ensuring healthy food supply for the future

My job as a food scientist is all about feeding the world in the future. And this is really important because the world’s facing climate change, the weathers getting hotter and drier, we’re running out of oil and we’re running out of fertilisers. So what I do in my job is look at new crops, […]

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Is Ketosis Dangerous? (Science of Fasting & Low Carb Keto)

Is Ketosis Dangerous? (Science of Fasting & Low Carb Keto)

Recently, low carb diets, intermittent fasting and even prolonged fasting have become very popular and they all have something in common. They move you towards entering the state of ketosis. Ketosis is a state where your body is running primarily on fat, fat from your diet or your body. Ketogenesis is when Fats are broken […]

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How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?

Tired? We all know the feeling; irritable, groggy and exceptionally lazy. Chances are you didn’t sleep enough last night, or the past few nights. But what exactly is “enough sleep?” And more importantly, can you ever “catch up” on it? While the very function of sleep is still debated by scientists, we do know that […]

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Exercise vs Diet

Exercise vs Diet

Trying to lose weight can be difficult, and while we all know a good combination of exercise and diet is essential, which one is more important? If you had to choose, should you be hitting the gym, or eating salads? There are many ways you can burn a few hundred calories; running for 20 minutes, […]

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I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying | Dr. Christopher Kerr | TEDxBuffalo

Translator: Hélène Vernet Reviewer: Denise RQ I read a recent survey, and the title was, “Survey on American Fears,” and what Americans fear most is public speaking and dying. In other words, my TEDx talk. (Laughter) If that weren’t tough enough, tonight’s topic is illumination, and the question is really: can dying be illuminating? What […]

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