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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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In this case study, students will learn about the biological effects of ionizing radiation and will discuss the health risks from cosmic radiation to flight crews and other long-distance airline passengers.

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In this case study, students will learn about cosmic ray particles and will discuss the health risks from cosmic radiation to flight crews and other long-distance airline passengers.

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This backgrounder discusses the factors that affect the amount of cosmic radiation people receive on long-distance flights.

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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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Today, over-the-counter pregnancy tests give potentially life-changing results with a pretty high rate of accuracy. (4:33 min.)

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I am an Associate Professor at the York University Department of Biology. We study the gene expression of La and La related proteins.

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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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It’s worth taking the time to understand the nitrogen cycle, because it has many important impacts on the planet. In particular, it helps you and many other living things get the nitrogen they need to survive.

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