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Discovery of a New Celiac Disease Risk Factor

Discovery of a New Celiac Disease Risk Factor

A New Risk Factor for Celiac Disease Celiac disease is believed to have a genetic underpinning So not everyone gets celiac disease Patients have risk genes, found in 40% of the population But it turns out that only 1% of people actually develop celiac disease So you take thousands of patients and thousands of normal […]

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Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So I’d like to start by focusing on the world’s most dangerous animal. Now, when you talk about dangerous animals, most people might think of lions or tigers or sharks. But of course the most dangerous animal is the mosquito. The mosquito has killed more humans than any other […]

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How Different Diseases Make You Smell

How Different Diseases Make You Smell

[MUSIC PLAYING] Getting sick stinks– literally. What I mean is that different diseases give off different odors, and sometimes doctors can diagnose you based on how you smell. I’m Anna Rothschild, and this is “Gross Science.” So it turns out that doctors have known since the time of Hippocrates that different diseases smell different ways. […]

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17 Rare Diseases Most People Never Heard Of

17 Rare Diseases Most People Never Heard Of

17 Rare Diseases Most People Never Heard Of Nature is an interesting thing. From cows being more likely to kill humans than sharks to there being more trees on earth than stars in the milky way, the natural world always has a way of surprising us. But perhaps one of the most interesting things nature […]

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Light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

There are currently no effective therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. As lifespans increase and our population ages, Alzheimer’s represents a looming public health problem of immense proportions. One that is also personal. One in three adults in the United States will die from Alzheimer’s, or age-related dementia, touching almost everyone as a patient or a caregiver. […]

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Celiac Disease and Gluten

Celiac Disease and Gluten

You can see gluten-free food almost everywhere. What’s the big deal? Well, around 1% of the world population can’t eat gluten or else they will experience stomach pains, diarrhea, or even malnutrition. This is because these people suffer from a condition called celiac disease. Watch this episode of Medicurio to learn the history, symptoms, mechanism, […]

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