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In this Action Project, students across Canada will be able to use DNA barcoding to find out if fish products from local grocery stores and markets are what they say they are. Register now for a FREE DNA sample kit.

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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Science 10 Curriculum Content area on Genes as the foundation for living things (Genetics).

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July 30, 1921 was an exciting day in science history: Banting and Best discovered that insulin really did lower blood sugar levels and could be used to treat diabetes! But how do we get insulin, and what other ways can we treat diabetes? Check out these top CurioCity resources to find out about insulin, diabetes, and stem cell treatments.

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For several centuries, people thought diseases were caused by wandering clouds of poisonous vapor. We now know that this theory is pretty ridiculous, and that diseases are caused by specific bacteria. But how did we get to this new idea of germ theory? Tien Nguyen describes the work of several scientists who discredited a widely accepted theory in a way that was beneficial to human health. (4:38 min.)

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Why does the calico coloration only occur in female cats? It happens because in order for proper development to occur in females, one of the x chromosomes must be switched off resulting in different active x-chromosomes in different cells This can produce a variety of phenotypic expressions. (5:16 min.)

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I am a 4th year PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary and I study group-living in animals.

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Do you live in close contact with animals, including pets, livestock, and wildlife? If yes, you’re at risk of catching zoonotic diseases like rabies.

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The Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes. It has also been linked to birth defects, especially microcephaly. But how do you get from a mosquito bite to microcephaly?

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In my role at Let's Talk Science I work to support our post-secondary student science outreach volunteers. This consists of creating guides for special projects, designing outreach activities on a variety of topics, communicating with volunteers, and communicating with others about what the volunteers are doing.

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In our inaugural episode, we launch a three part series investigating stem cells, centered on a conversation between Professor Derek van der Kooy and Clare Moffatt from the most recent Stem Cell Talks at the University of Toronto. We also talk to MD/PhD student Brian Ballios about the basics of stem cell-based regenerative medicine, and their specific application in neuro-ophthalmology. (music by Caribou)

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