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Born in 1843, Robert Koch was a German doctor whose groundbreaking contributions revolutionized microbiology. Even today, his discoveries continue to save lives.

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Just like humans, who can be infected by viruses through sexual contact, bacteria are vulnerable to viral infection during conjugation, a process that is sometimes called “bacterial sex”.

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Scientists have begun to find links between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. The fact that both diseases are so common means there will be lots of opportunities for research.

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Ever get a song stuck in your head? Scientists don’t know exactly why earworms happen.

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Who knew an otherwise helpful molecule could do so much damage when it’s in the wrong place!

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Changes in teens' brains make them capable of deep and complex emotions over which they may have little control.

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Melissa is a Let's Talk Science volunteer and graduate student at York University who spent the summer of 2015 doing research at CERN

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Researchers have found that consuming foods rich in flavanols is linked to more efficient blood flow, which can improve brain function.

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Within a few decades, it is very possible that some of the power you use will be generated by bacteria.

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Scientists estimate that there are more than 5.25 trillion plastic pieces floating on the surface of oceans.

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