You’ve probably encountered plenty of mythological creatures like centaurs and mermaids in books and movies. But could these strange hybrids actually exist? Although is is possible for animals from two different species to produce offspring, it doesn’t happen very often.

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Remember the dermal regenerators Commander Riker used on Star Trek? Just wave it over a skin wound for instant healing! Well, real-world scientists are working on similar devices that use sound waves.

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My M.Sc. research project was to create a device that allows us to insert foreign material (usually proteins and DNA) into any cell type and size, while keeping them alive.

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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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Bee venom can spread quickly through your body and attack your cells. Usually, the damage is minor and symptoms disappear within a few days. But if you’re allergic to bee stings, the reaction can be deadly.

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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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You, me and everyone around us are constantly getting older. Why does this happen? And is there anything humans can do to slow down or even stop the aging process?

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Robin Bulleri tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose DNA led to countless cures, patents, and discoveries. (4:26 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with Yukon's Anatomy and Physiology 12 Curriculum Content area on the Homeostasis.

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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Anatomy and Physiology 12 Curriculum Content area on the Homeostasis.

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