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  1. Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth -- mosquitoes | Fredros Okumu

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    What do we really know about mosquitoes? Fredros Okumu catches and studies these disease-carrying insects for a living -- with the hope of crashing their populations. Join Okumu for a tour of the frontlines of mosquito research, as he details some of the unconventional methods his team at the...

  2. How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan

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    What if we could diagnose some of the world's deadliest diseases by the smells our bodies give off? In a fascinating talk and live demo, biologist James Logan introduces Freya, a malaria-sniffing dog, to show how we can harness the awesome powers of animal scent to detect chemical...

  3. Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington

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    Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...

  4. One Health: Utpal Tatu at TEDxMAIS

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    In this enlightening and informative talk, Dr. Utpal Tatu explains the certain diseases, prevalent in both animals and humans, at the cellular level. Tatu explains how the worlds of human and veterinary medicine collide at more points than meet the eye.Dr. Utpal Tatu is a reputed professor at the...

  5. Thirteen Dead Gorillas: Emerging Diseases and the Next Human Pandemic: David Quammen at TEDxBozeman

    David Quammen talks about scary new emerging diseases—such as Ebola, SARS, bird flu, AIDS—and where they emerge from: wildlife. Most are caused by viruses. The phenomenon, when such a virus passes from wild animals into people, is called spillover. Two factors account for the...