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Nov 28th 2016

Imagine if there were an organ in your body that weighed as much as your brain, that affected your health, your weight, and even your behavior. Wouldn’t you want to know more about it? There is such an organ — the collection of microbes in and on your body, your human microbiome.

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Jul 11th 2016

While biologists have long understood the power of disease to shape events in world history, the depth of that power has rarely emerged in history books. This course seeks to redress that imbalance through historical anecdote and scientific explanation as it investigates the ways in which diseases have affected dramatically the course of history across several topics, including religion, war, and migration.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Nov 19th 2015

Microbes are everywhere! Find out how diverse microbial life is, and what their genome sequences tell us.

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Nov 25th 2014

En este curso, hablaremos sobre del origen y evolución de los microbios, de su biodiversidad, los encontraremos al borde del cráter de un volcán o en las aguas del mar Muerto, estudiaremos su papel en el ciclo de la vida, explicaremos cómo gracias a las bacterias las plantas fijan el nitrógenos del aire o las vacas son capaces de comer hierba, y veremos cómo nosotros mismos estamos repletos de microbios que son incluso beneficiosos para nuestra salud.

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