Why are some people Allergic? | #aumsum
21
September

Why are some people Allergic? | #aumsum

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

It’s AumSum Time. Why are some people allergic? Because they didn’t take my autograph. No. People can be allergic to a wide range of things. Some of the most common ones include milk, peanuts, pollen, shellfish, etc. An allergy occurs. When our immune system mistakenly identifies a normal innocuous substance as a harmful intruder. Hence, […]


#35 Biochemistry Phosphoglycerides, Cholesterol, Steroids Lecture for Kevin Ahern’s BB 451/551

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Kevin Ahern: Okay folks, let’s get started. [class murmuring] Day before the exam. At least the class day before the exam, you know? Let’s see. So I am doing a review session tonight at 7:30 and that will be at ALS 4001. I will videotape that and I will get the video posted as quickly […]


7 of the Strangest Allergies
17
September

7 of the Strangest Allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[♪ INTRO ] When you think of allergies, the first thing that comes to mind is probably seasonal allergies, like a sneezing fit over some pollen, or a food allergy that’s closed up somebody’s throat. But they’re more than just pollen and peanuts. Allergies can happen in response to a lot of things, because they’re […]


Microbes from Mom: Vaginal Birth vs. C-Section

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

ED YONG: The following program is rated as SGM for science, genitalia, and microbes. Viewer discretion is advised. [MUSIC PLAYING] ED YONG: Your first birthday may have looked something like this, not that you remember any of it. That was the day you received you favorite rattle. You loved that thing. Oh, look, your first […]



CDC’s CERC: Messages and Audiences
13
September

CDC’s CERC: Messages and Audiences

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

>>Good afternoon everyone. My name is Haley McCalla from CDC’s Office of Public Health Prepairedness and Response Division of Emergency Operations. And, I like to welcome you to today’s CERC webinar on Messages and Audiences. Today, we are joined by Kelly Waters, a Senior Health Communications Specialist. This webinar is participatory. To ask a question, […]


How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim
10
September

How Millions of Microscopic Fibers Are Ending Up in Our Bodies | The Swim

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

You may not be wearing an insulated wetsuit like Pacific swimmer Ben Lecomte, but part of the outfit you’re wearing right now is going to come in contact with the ocean eventually. The new invisible threat that they’re discovering is that microfiber from all our clothes ends up in the ocean, and now they’re finding […]



Why Are Peanut Allergies Becoming So Common?
02
September

Why Are Peanut Allergies Becoming So Common?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Is it just me or are more people allergic to peanuts now than ever before? What’s going on? Why are we allergic to these little things? Peanuts are delicious. They’re free on airplanes, and though I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter unless it’s on a granny smith apple — it’s a very popular […]


Man Resistant To Cold & A Man Allergic To Cold (Weird Medical Conditions)
01
September

Man Resistant To Cold & A Man Allergic To Cold (Weird Medical Conditions)

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

The world is a strange and wonderful place, and unfortunately for some, the world of medical disorders is just as strange and a whole lot less wonderful. Most of us take our health for granted, and yet there are millions living amongst us with medical conditions that are not just debilitating, but truly bizarre. Hello […]