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Reactions Science Videos | October 31, 2019

Halloween season wouldn’t be what it is without the undead. This week on Reactions, we unpack the chemistry that may have inspired one of our favorites: the vampire.


Immunity of fleas

Fleas and plague

Plague history

Fleas and potential for bioterrorism

Lyme borreliosis

Medicinal leeches

Clinical use of leeches

Bed bugs and pathogens

Bed bug pheromones

Vampire bats and rabies

The vampire in medical perspective: myth or malady?

Rabies and vampire lore

Tick saliva

Hydrophobia and rabies

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

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