From highlighters to reflective road signs, fluorescence is all around you. But some of the most exciting uses of fluorescence are in medicine and biomedical research.

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Your cells may be tiny, but they can do some pretty complex tasks to keep you alive. That’s because your cells, like the cells of every living organism, have specialized proteins constantly hard at work.

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If you combine alcohol with energy drinks, you might end up with a long-term problem: addiction. In fact, energy drink cocktails can affect the teenage brain similarly to cocaine.

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Scientists can’t bring people back from the dead just yet. However, they have discovered that some parts of your cells remain active long after you die.

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It’s so obvious that it’s practically proverbial: you can’t unboil an egg. But actually, it turns out that you can -- sort of. (4:09 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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This ChemMatters episode explains the science behind calories and nutrition facts labels. Find out how scientists first determined the calorie content of food in the 1800s, and how fat, protein and carbohydrate levels on nutrition facts labels are found today. (6:11 min.)

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Egg whites and a little sugar are what gives meringue its wonderful texture.

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CurioCity resources which align with New Brunswick's Biology 122/121 (Grade 12) Curriculum Unit 1: Genetic Continuity

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CurioCity resources which align with Ontario's Grade 12 Biology University Strand B: Biochemistry

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