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Fight back against inherited hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

(gentle music) – [Narrator] Catherine Gray’s heart problems may originate from her family tree. She has Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, an inherited or genetic condition that can ’cause shortness of breath and in many cases, sudden death. – It was about three years ago, I started noticing jumping all over. And I was a heavy coffee drinker, […]

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Cancer, How Cancer Starts, How Cancer Spreads, Where and Why, Animation.

The number of cells in a tissue is determined by the balance between cell division and cell death. Uncontrollable cell division leads to formation of abnormal growths called tumors. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors are slow-growing and constrained by surrounding connective tissue so they do NOT spread to other organs. They can […]

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The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

Translator: Mayumi Oiwa-Bungard Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 1847, a physician by the name of Semmelweis advised that all physicians wash their hands before touching a pregnant woman, in order to prevent childbed fever. His research showed that you could reduce the mortality rates from septicemia, from 18% down to 2%, simply through washing your hands […]

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How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson

Alright, let me tell you about building synthetic cells and printing life. But first, let me tell you a quick story. On March 31, 2013, my team and I received an email from an international health organization, alerting us that two men died in China shortly after contracting the H7N9 bird flu. There were fears […]

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Master of Science in Personalized Molecular Medicine Program

I’m Renee Yew and I’m an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and I’m also the Program Director of the Personalized Molecular Medicine program. The Personalized Molecular Medicine graduate program is a new master’s program and it’s for students that want to learn about kind of the next stage in medicine which is […]

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Treating Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency in factor VIII activity. The current standard of care includes prophylactic intravenous factor VIII infusions. However, these infusions can result in the development of anti-factor VIII antibodies that can inhibit efficacy and increase morbidity. Intravenous bypassing agents such as activated factor VII and activated […]

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