Eventually, everybody dies. But that doesn’t mean that scientists shouldn’t work to help people live the longest, most enjoyable life possible.

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Treatment and prevention are direct costs associated with a disease. But did you know that diseases also have less obvious, indirect costs? In the case of malaria, they include poor school performance and a higher risk of Salmonella infection.

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Sleep can seem like a total waste of time. In fact, it helps boost your memory and your immune system.

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In September 2016, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to ban antibacterial soaps. But some organizations, like the American Cleaning Institute, are against the ban.

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It’s official: you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that your symptoms are the result of the infection coursing through your body — but is that really the case? (5:00 min.)

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Research, education and medication have all helped reduce the impact of HIV. But viruses also evolve over time, and HIV may be becoming less harmful.

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A symposium for students in Grades 11-12, organized by the Let’s Talk Science Outreach site at the University of Windsor.

This event takes place on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

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I’m a virologist who studies human adenoviruses, some of which cause potentially life-threatening respiratory infections. I also teach in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto.

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We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. What causes cancer? Is it getting more common? When did we first diagnose cancer in humans? What can we do to prevent cancer? (6:02 min.)

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In the beginning, the Zika virus didn’t seem like the next big news story. But time revealed just how dangerous the Zika virus can be.

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