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Your red blood cells do important work for your body. And they do it well because they’re missing one thing: nuclei.

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Every time you wash your hands, there’s a complex chemical reaction taking place.

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Fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, majoring in Biomedical Science and minoring in Classical Studies & Medical Physiology

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When groups of microorganisms live in communities, they can both cause and solve problems for people.

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Scientists can use GWAS results to learn all kinds of things about you from your genes. One day, doctors may even use this information to personalize your medical care.

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Learn about how and why we itch. (4:43 min.)

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From sunburns to skin cancer, there are many ways the sun’s rays can hurt you. Understanding how sunscreen works can help you protect yourself properly.

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When you cut your finger, a complex, three-level system kicks in to make sure you stay healthy and ward off invaders.

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Your smartphone, tablet and other devices emit large quantities of blue light wavelengths. This tells your body "wake up!" when you should be getting ready to sleep. (2:50 min.)

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It’s in our tap water, toothpaste and even in tea. Fluoride has helped reduce cavities in children for decades but some worry that fluoridated drinking water can lead to health issues. What is the verdict of the scientific community? (3:14 min.)

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