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Henrietta Lacks was a poor African-American tobacco farmer from Virginia. When her cells were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.

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Let's Talk Cancer is a series of full-day symposia for Grade 11 and 12 students that explores the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an integral part of cancer research. This event will take place on April 29th, 2016 at the University of Ottawa.

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Let's Talk Cancer is a FREE one-day event held on March 3rd, 2016 for Grade 11 and 12 students hosted by Let's Talk Science at Western University and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team. This event will take place on May 3rd, 2016 at Western University.

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I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Microbiology and Immunology. I study the biology of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus creates tremendous burden on health care systems in Canada and around the world.

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Dr. Young Lee will talk about her role as the Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in the research and treatment of cancer.

The event is taking place on November 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

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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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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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Research suggests that changes in the brain that eventually cause dementia may begin up to 20 years before any symptoms appear.

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What does the Ebola virus actually do in your body? Why is it so dangerous and why does it kill so many people? This video uses the analogy of a war to explain how the Ebola virus avoids and then turns the immune system against the body.

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Pfizer and Cortical Studios team up to present a visually stunning depiction of the complex functionality of our immune system.

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