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The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods

If you time-warped a few Pilgrims to your Thanksgiving table, they’d probably accuse you of being a witch. [YELLING] But they’d recognize a lot of the food, just bigger, better, and tastier versions of what they ate. Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are scienced up versions of native New World species. What may surprise you is […]

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12 molecular machines of Christmas | Beta amyloid protein

The coming together of proteins to form molecular machines is essential to life. But these protein complexes are often quite weakly bound Today’s molecular machine, well…actually it’s more of a spanner in the works. The beta amyloid protein can form a complex with itself, and so it stacks together and forms a very strong interaction. […]

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Carbs vs Fat in the Diet – Kevin Hall, NIH
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Carbs vs Fat in the Diet – Kevin Hall, NIH

>>I’m Dr. Kevin Hall. I’m at the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Disease, here in the National Institutes of Health. And my research is primarily regarding how does the body adapt to different diets, and in particular the macronutrients of the diet; that is the carbohydrate, the fat and the protein. What happens […]

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Why Does Salt Make Food Taste Better?
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Why Does Salt Make Food Taste Better?

SciShow is supported by Skillshare. [♩INTRO] In the food world, salt is kind of a superhero. Without it, french fries are bland, potato chips are boring, and chocolate chip cookies lose their pop. And that’s because salt doesn’t just make things salty—it has lots of effects on flavor perception. In fact, if you’re thinking about […]

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Study reveals how fusion protein triggers cancer
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Study reveals how fusion protein triggers cancer

(gentle piano music) – The key finding of our study is the identification of a new mechanism, by which a type of cancer called B-cell lymphoma can happen. We have been stundying a specific type of lymphoma called MALT lymphoma. And in the sub-set of MALT lymphomas, the cancer cells actually possess a, what’s called […]

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This Is 200 Calories
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This Is 200 Calories

We’re all told to eat healthy, and be aware of our calorie intake through the day. But have you ever stopped to see what does calories look like? For example, this is 200 calories worth of apple On the other hand, if we take 200 calories worth of cheese, it doesn’t look quite the same […]

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