Ten Great Ideas: Radiation and Cancer
|What is cancer?||Link||Wikipedia|
|What do cancer cells look like?||From cellslider.net|
The Cell Spotting project
play with the programme and contribute freely. The program itself is in the 'Web References' section
|Why Don't We All Have Cancer?||Vsauce on YouTube. 4 mins|
|The cancer gene we all have
Within every cell in our body, two copies of a tumor suppressor gene called BRCA1 are tasked with regulating the speed at which cells divide.
Michael Windelspecht explains how these genes can sometimes mutate, making those cells less specialized and more likely to develop into cancer.
|Why We Haven't Cured Cancer||Link||SciShow on YouTube. 9 mins|
|Why Don't We All Have Cancer?||Link||Vsauce on YouTube. 9 mins|
How does cancer spread through the body?
Ivan Seah Yu Jun explains the three common routes of metastasis.
|Cannibalism, Zombies & Suicidal Cells: The Latest In Cancer Research||Link||YouTube 4 mins from Scishow|
|Can we eat to starve cancer?
William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: antiangiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor.
| The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.
TED-Ed on YouTube. 20 mins
|Cell versus virus: a battle for health||TED-Ed on YouTube. 4 mins|
|How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones?
How do cancer cells grow?
How does chemotherapy fight cancer (and cause negative side effects)?
The answers lie in cell division. George Zaidan explains how rapid cell division is cancer’s “strength” — and also its weakness.TED-Ed on YouTube. 4 mins
|What happens when your DNA is damaged?||Link||TED-Ed on YouTube. 5 mins|
|Why it's time to ditch the word "cancer" Brilliant piece from a former president of the Association of Surgeons||"While suffering and death are newsworthy, the stories of the thousands who are quietly cured never reach the headlines." Text-based from the New Statesman.|
|Why we may never win the war against cancer||Blog post from wired.com|
|The incredible story of the HeLa cell||YouTube. 54 mins|
|Most cases of cancer are the result of sheer bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles, diet or even inherited genes||Text-based, from The Irish Times|
|Luck Is A Bigger Factor In Cancer Development Than Lifestyle Or Genetics||Link||Another take on the same report, this time from iflcience.com.
If you survive cancer, you didn't fight harder than those who died. You were lucky. People who die don't "fail".
|Radiation vs Radioactive Atoms||Veritasium. YouTube. 3 mins|
|Radiation dose chart - in a 'very' user-friendly format||Link||From xkcd.com|
|Explaning what is meant by the term ionising radiation|
|Simple animation showing radiation passing through skin tissue|
UV radiation on skin
|Simple animation showing uv radiation passing through skin layers|
alpha, beta gamma radiation penetration
|Simple animation showing different types of radiation passing through skin layers|
|Misconceptions to do with radiation from nuclear powerplants||One of my old blogposts from thinkforyourself.ie|
|Chernobyl: the legacy||A related short blogpost from thinkforyourself.ie|
|How Adi Roche and the Chernobyl children project misrepresent science|
|Radiation and cancer|
|Misconceptions about Chernobyl||Blogpost I wrote on this subject some time back|
|Is radiation dangerous?||Link||YouTube. 5 mins|
|How damaging is radiation?||1veritasium. YouTube. 4 mins|
|Giving Thanks For Radiation||"And so began a battle between what I knew and what I feared." Text-based from a cancer patient. From npr.org|
|Did you know that the first guy to propose and use radiation to treat cancer was Irish?||From Mary Mulvihill in The Irish Times|
|Video: every nuclear detonation on Earth in 2 minutes:||Link||YouTube. 2 mins. Sobering viewing|
|Top 10 Cancer Documentaries Of All Time||I haven't seen these, so can't vouch for the ever so slightly over-the-top headline. From foodmatters.tv|
|What if I took a swim in a typical spent nuclear fuel pool?||Link||Classic. From xkcd.com|