Matthew Dea

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Tag: Health

Insulin should be cheap. Here’s why it’s not.

– I have type one diabetes. My body doesn’t process glucose properly, which it needs to power muscle tissue and other pretty critical things, like my brain. What I don’t have is insulin. A hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps cells take up glucose in the blood. That means for the past 15 years, […]

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DNA diet: Let science tell you what to eat
Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

I find it incredible that scientists can look at a skull, just the skull… and determine almost exactly who that person was. Skulls hold clues to our race, age, and sex. For example, just from a skull found in the woods in 1988. Police were able to solve the case of a young Asian woman […]

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Scientists Are Using Your Body’s Bacteria To Battle Cancer, Is It Working?

The bacteria that live inside you shape who you are on a pretty fundamental level–from your psychology to your body type. But new research also indicates that the billions and even trillions of tiny creatures in your body play a major role in the way you react to medical treatments…making your microbial ecosystem a literal […]

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Science of How OCD Works (Dealing with Brain Lock)

Kids Ask the Candidates for President to Debate Science

We’re confused. And kind of worried. Why don’t the candidates for president ever debate science? They talk a lot about money. Talk about religion. Immigration. I’m worried about fixing our climate. Protecting our drinking water. Vaccinations. Robots and jobs. The dying honey bees. The war on drugs. These things are important! We can’t vote but […]

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Scientists Edit DNA Of A Human Embryo, Raising Ethical Concerns | TODAY
Why is the Science of Nutrition Ignored in Medicine? | T. Colin Campbell | TEDxCornellUniversity

Why is the Science of Nutrition Ignored in Medicine? | T. Colin Campbell | TEDxCornellUniversity

Translator: Katrin R. Reviewer: Rosa Rey As I was introduced, my topic is about nutrition. A big, big topic, a word, a concept, an idea that we’ve all spoken about from time to time. But in reality, it seems to me that we haven’t been able to find very much consensus about what that word […]

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A Scientist Spilled 2 Drops Organic Mercury On Her Hand. This Is What Happened To Her Brain.

–In Honor of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn, PhD, Dartmouth College. Case published N Engl J Med 1998; 338:1672-1676.– A Scientist Spilled 2 Drops of Organic Mercury On Her Hand. This Is What Happened To Her Brain. KW is a 48 year old woman, presenting to emergency room with a progressive deterioration in balance, gait and speech. […]

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