Can Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Help Fight Disease?

– Ah, the beginning of summer. Longer days, warmer weather, and mosquitoes. (upbeat techno music) If you’re anything like me, or really, any normal person on this planet, […]

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Can Cannabis Help Mental Illness? – De-Natured

On Nature League, we spend the third week of each month exploring a current trending article from the peer-reviewed literature. Scientific information isn’t just for scientists- it’s for […]

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Why Is Lyme Disease Getting Worse?

Hi, this is Alex, from MinuteEarth. Lyme disease is an illness of the modern age. Even though it has affected humans for thousands of years, that was at […]

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Non-communicable Diseases

Non-communicable diseases are not contagious and therefore cannot be spread from person-to- person within a community. They are not caused by germs or parasites, but instead have a […]

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Why Malaria Isn’t Just a Tropical Disease

Hi, this is Emily from MinuteEarth, and we’ve got a couple of announcements for you after this video, so stick around. Today, malaria claims 90% of its victims […]

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A Disease’s Guide to World Domination

Hi, this is Kate from MinuteEarth. Let’s say you’re an infectious disease with dreams of spreading as far and wide as possible. Your logical starting point might be […]

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Why do Bats Transmit so many Diseases like Ebola?

Nipah. Hendra. Ebola. Marburg. SARS. These are some of the world’s scariest viruses. Hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola are extremely fatal – they kill up to 90 percent of […]

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How The Modern World Tricks Our Bodies Into Hurting Themselves

Hi this is David from MinuteEarth. Throughout history, the biggest threat to humans has been physical harm either through injury or infection. So it’s not surprising that our […]

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Stanford Researchers Find Lead in Commonly Used Spice

Lead is a potent but silent toxin. It causes devastating effects. It affects child cognitive development, affects adult development, causes cardiovascular disease, causes endocrine disease. It is just […]

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