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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x169 Carolyn Bertozzi: What the sugar coating on your cells is trying to tell you
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  • 2017-08-24T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Your cells are coated with sugars that store information and speak a secret language. What are they trying to tell us? Your blood type, for one -- and, potentially, that you have cancer. Chemical biologist Carolyn Bertozzi researches how sugars on cancerous cells interact with (and sometimes trick) your immune system. Learn more about how your body detects cancer and how the latest cancer-fighting medicines could help your immune system beat the disease.

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