Understanding and Treating Cancer and Other Diseases Through the Immune System

(logo whooshing) (upbeat bright music) – So I’m gonna mix a little bit of the discussion of the immune system, notably the immune system that you probably don’t know about. Many of you know about the immune system as the thing that protects you against pathogens and viruses and when you get a shot in…

The “Disease” That Struck Medieval Church Organs

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [ ♪INTRO ] During long, cold winters in medieval Europe, there was something weird going on with church organs. Across the continent, some of these instruments were getting what people at the time called “tin leprosy” or “tin pest.” The…

This Disease Can Make ALL Your Hair Fall Out

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. Hair loss can be a sensitive topic for a lot of people. While certain life events and old age can lead to hair loss, sometimes it can be caused by a health condition. One such condition is alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is a condition that can cause your hair…

Recognizing Obesity as a Chronic Disease

It was not an easy shift for me, understanding obesity as a chronic disease. From the dawn of time, we think, or what was ingrained in my belief, was that this was a self-inflicted problem, this was due to my lack of control, my inability to be physically active, and you know, eating in excess.…

Down to Earth – Episode 12: Soil borne diseases (1990)

[Music playing] (Kevin Handreck) Our garden soils and potting mixes absolutely team with countless billions of microorganisms, most of them are beneficial to our plants, but a few, a very few, given the right conditions, can attack the roots of our plants and absolutely destroy them. These tiny worms are parasitic nematodes. They attack the…

What Happens When a Human Gets Rabies?

People have been scared of rabies for thousands of years, many times depicting their fear in drawings and carvings of menacing dogs. But rabies is scary for more reasons than just a painful bite. Because once the virus is inside us, it not only destroys our body, but damages our mind, and it can happen…

Testing out an astronaut’s exercise regimen

– You’ve been at it for a good 3 minutes Lauren. – Oh my gosh. Feels like an eternity. – [Lauren] Sending people to space isn’t just about hardware and mechanics. It’s also about biology. You’re body changes a whole lot in microgravity. And you can be exposed to some harmful elements. So I’m headed…