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Ever wonder why we still haven't found a cure for cancer? SciShow’s Hank explains that it is partly due to the fact that there are many types of cancer and they use our genetic mechanisms to make it difficult to find a single cure (8:38 min.)

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This video discusses the difference between gene and chromosome mutations and explores the significance of these changes, both pros and cons. (7:21 min.)

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Epidemiologists have a key role to play in understanding Ebola and helping prevent the disease

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I am a third year PhD student in Microbiology. My research is about bacteria (maybe you’d call them “germs”), and how they stick to surfaces in communities called biofilms.

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Synchronous behaviour connects you with others, makes you feel good, and contributes to the creation of social bonds.

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There is a lot of scientific information available in the media, especially online. It can be hard to decide if you should take what you read at face value.

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Let’s Talk Science at UBC is hosting a one day high-school science symposium on the topic of Bio-Engineering filled with a keynote speaker, workshops and a question and answer panel. This event will take place on May 27th, 2016.

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Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects on this planet. While most are just a nuance, some species are actually harmful to human health because they carry microorganisms or viruses that can cause serious illness. Why are those that do carry diseases so effective at infecting humans? (4:01 min.)

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The reappearance of the Aedes mosquitoes, coupled with suitable climatic conditions, have triggered a Zika virus epidemic in Brazil and is affecting hundreds of thousands of people across South America. (3:30 min.)

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