microorganisms

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Poop | Science Spotlight

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Many diseases are spread through some of the microbes that live in our digestive system. This isn't really a problem for people in developed countries, where their sewage plants take the waste and treat it so that it becomes harmless, but for developing countries, where if sewage isn't properly handled, it can become a threat to the whole community. Engineers are working on a tool that kills these harmful microbes before the water is released for human consumption. 

Career Connections | Environmental Scientist

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Meet an environmental researcher who discovered as a young child his interest in the environment and now works to improve natural ecosystems in southeastern Ohio.

O. Max Gardner Award: Dr. Ben Bahr?UNC-TV Science

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Dr. Ben Bahr, a professor at UNC-Pembroke, won the UNC System’s Oliver Max Gardner award for his research on neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Cheese by the Numbers: 0

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Is it safe to make cheese from unpasteurized milk? Find out in this episode of Cheese Cubed!

The Spread of Disease | STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World

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Science journalist Sonia Shah explains the history of microbes that cause widespread disease outbreaks. Using cholera as an example, she explains how a microbial disease can become pandemic. She also tracks contemporary epidemics of Ebola, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease, and identifies habitat disruption and crowding as major threats. She spoke as part of the 2016 IdeaFestival in Louisville, Ky.

It’s the Pits!/NC Science Now

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Discover why wearing deodorants and antiperspirants not only affect your social life, they change the microbial life on your body.

Single-Celled Organisms

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They're neither plants nor animals, yet they are some of the most important life forms on Earth. This video segment explores the world of single-celled organisms--what they eat, how they move, what they have in common, and what distinguishes them from one another.

What's up with Your Gut Microbiome? | Our Hungry Planet

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Did you know that fungi, bacteria, and viruses make up a rich ecosystem inside of our bodies? Explore this microscopic ecosystem that inhabits all of us, and learn how we can treat a gut microbiome gone awry.

This video is part of a larger unit in the California Academy of Sciences' Flipside Science series: Our Hungry Planet: Food for a Growing Population

The PREDICT Project | Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond: Part 9

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See Jonna Mazet's innovative PREDICT Project in action. PREDICT is a worldwide effort to use animal surveillance to monitor viruses, proactively preventing and containing outbreaks of infectious disease by identitifying points of contamination early on.

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