Are You a Chronic Procrastinator?

Okay, I’ll admit it. I procrastinate… a lot. It’s just that watching Netflix or filling up my Pokedex is much more interesting than cleaning or paying my bills. But let’s face it, we all procrastinate. And the question is: why? Why do we put things off when we know those tasks will still need to be done later? Well American […]

HIV and AIDS: Infection Stages, Pathology and Treatment, Animation

HIV for human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks the immune system weakening the body’s ability to fight infections progressive destruction of the immune system eventually leads to its failures a state known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS when the body is incapable of defending itself from common infections HIV targets a specific group of cells called cd4 […]

RIDE THE TIGER | The Genetics of Mental Illness | PBS

HALLIDAY: My father was diagnosed as manic depressive. P. KENNEDY: My mother suffered from deep, deep depression and alcoholism. My father suffered from terrible post-traumatic stress. DZIRASA: I’ve struggled with the fear that one day I would have a mental illness. And my wife and I struggled with the fear that one day our kids will be facing these illnesses […]

The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

Every second of your life, you are under attack. Billions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi are trying to make you their home. So our bodies have developed a super complex little army with guards, soldiers, intelligence, weapons factories, and communicators to protect you from…well…dying For this video, let’s assume the immune system has 12 different jobs. For example, kill enemies, […]

What Exactly Is Typhoid Fever?

Typhoid fever. Simply put, it’s a bacterial infection that comes largely from contaminated food, water, or sewage. But it’s not just a fever, typhoid can tear holes in your intestines and infect many other organs in your body. Oh, and it’s uniquely evolving to become more and more drug resistant. Typhoid fever is caused by a salmonella bacteria, but not […]

How Stress Rewires Your Brain and What You Can Do About It

We’ve all heard the phrase, “get your creative juices flowing.” Weird as it sounds, there may be some truth to the term, “creative juices…” which I will stop saying right now, because it feels weird to say. Meet BDNF, also known as Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor. BDNF isn’t a synthetic creativity juice you can just grab at Costco. The role of […]

8 Medications with Surprising Secondary Uses

[ ♪ Intro ] Modern medicine is pretty incredible. Walk into any drug store and you’ll see shelves of pills and syrups to treat your drippy nose, your rumbly stomach, or your aching back. The pharmaceutical industry has poured billions of dollars into coming up with new treatments for everything from the common cold to cancer — but not every […]

A universal biosensor for infectious disease

I sincerely believe that infectious diseases are a great threat to national security because we have emergence of of new diseases with increased travel travel and globalization. We have an increase in anti-microbial resistance but for being effectively able to respond to all of these whether it’s in some remote village in Africa or a clinic here in the United […]

Scientists Reveal How Dreams Can Kill You In Real Life

To anyone looking at you, you are just a person sleeping normally- although it seems your eyes are moving rapidly under their shutters and your body is jerking around a bit. What’s actually going on in your head is a different matter altogether. You’ve just fought off your own family after returning home and finding your nearest and dearest have […]