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Humans To Blame For The Coronavirus? How Deforestation Gives Rise To Pandemics | Think | NBC News

[ad_1] Are humans to blame for the rise in infectious disease we’re experiencing worldwide? In this episode of Think Again, NBC News correspondent Andrew Stern investigates the link between deforestation, habitat change and pandemics. From Zika to West Nile, Ebola to SARS, Nipah to CoVid-19, deforestation has had a hand in many of the world’s worst viral outbreaks. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and […]

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How The Coronavirus Spread From Animals To Humans | NBC News NOW

[ad_1] As scientists work to contain coronavirus, researchers are still trying to figure out where it came from. Early research suggests human picked up the virus from animals, possibly bats, but it is still unclear how the virus made that jump. Science journalist and author David Quammen explains a term called “zoonosis” and how the disease may have spread from animals to humans. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is […]

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What did dogs teach humans about diabetes? – Duncan C. Ferguson

[ad_1] View full lesson: Diabetes has a history dating back to Ancient Greece. Our treatment of it, however, is more recent and was originally made possible with the help of man’s best friend. Due to physiological traits shared with humans, dogs have saved countless lives through the discovery of insulin. Duncan C. Ferguson shares the story of the canine’s great contribution to man — and how we can all reap the medical benefits. Lesson by Duncan C. […]

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