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Cell Biology

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Yetong Dong

Research Assistant/Graduate Student

I am studying to become a scientific researcher.
Le Dr Harpreet Kochhar devant un ordinateur dans son bureau.

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar

President

I am the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
Embryonic stem cells

Resources on Stem Cells

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to stem cells.

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Helping Patients through Drug Discovery

Learn how researchers from Amgen are developing new drugs for cancer.

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Introduction to Bacteria

What exactly are bacteria? What types of bacteria are there? And are they really as bad as people think they are?

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The Chemistry of Redheads

Learn how chemistry and genetics makes redheads stand out from the crowd.

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What is Mitosis?

Mitosis is an important part of cell division that helps organisms grow and repair themselves.

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The Immune Response

When you cut your finger, your immune system kicks in to protect you from pathogens.

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Spaceflight and Bone Loss

Astronauts can experience bone loss in space. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.

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Why is Henrietta Lacks Important?

When the cells of Henrietta Lacks were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.

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DNA Damage and Repair

This backgrounder explains the different ways that cells repair damage to DNA.

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Can Your Own Cells Cure Cancer?

When a person has cancer, CAR-T Therapy uses their own cells to destroy the cancer cells in their body.

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DNA Extraction

Learn the basics of how DNA can be extracted from cells.

Damage to DNA

Radiation Effects on Cells & DNA

This backgrounder explains the effects of radiation on cells and DNA.