Endometriosis: When Uterine Tissue Goes Rogue

Endometriosis: When Uterine Tissue Goes Rogue

[♪ INTRO] If you’ve ever had one, you know that periods can be uncomfortable, to say the least. While the uterus is busy breaking down and spitting out tissue, the rest of the body is ushering in fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, and of course, cramps. And while cramps are always crummy, some are actually debilitating. […]

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How Sydney scientists are protecting wheat crops from disease

How Sydney scientists are protecting wheat crops from disease

What do bread and cereal have in common? They’re all made from wheat. But wheat, and many other important crops, is under threat. It’s being attacked by a pathogen called rust disease, a serious threat to global food security. And this is what the cereal killer looks like. Robert Park: Well, to the untrained eye, […]

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Top 10 Worst Disease Outbreaks of the Century

Top 10 Worst Disease Outbreaks of the Century

The 2014 Ebola epidemic – surprisingly – already ranks 10th on the list of deadliest infectious disease outbreaks of the last 100 years. It’s officially killed nearly 5,000 people in five countries, including the United States, although the unofficial death toll may be closer to 15,000. It started in the African country of Guinea, where […]

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