The Vaccine Makers Project: Next Step Science Journal Club - Concussions
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Many athletic organizations and schools are considering limiting the level of aggressive play in younger players, over concerns about head injuries. If you were an athletic director, for a school district in your state or nation, at what age would you allow body checking in hockey or tackling in football?

The Vaccine Makers Project: Next Step Science Journal Club - Gene Editing
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Some people consider genetic editing unethical. All powerful tools can be used for good or for bad. Do you think it is ethical for scientists and physicians to genetically edit a disease? 

The Vaccine Makers Project: Next Step Science Journal Club - Vaccines
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Some countries find it easier than others to run successful vaccination programs (to get the vaccine to all of the ‘target’ children). What factors might make it difficult for a country to run a successful vaccination program?

The Vaccine Makers Project: Next Step Science Journal Club - Vaping
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The article mentions that some doctors are recommending vaping as a way to help patients quit smoking. Do you believe this is the best recommendation?

The Vaccine Makers Project: Next Step Science A Look inside the Lab - Liquid Nitrogen Freezer
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The liquid nitrogen freezer stores items at -210 degrees Celsius. This type of freezer is used for cryopreservation of cells and tissue. It is also used for certain vaccines that require low-temperature storage for product stability.

The Vaccine Makers Project: How Do Viruses Reproduce?
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Watch this video to see how viruses take over the machinery of human cells.

The Vaccine Makers Project: How Does Hepatitis B Combat the Immune System?
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This video illustrates how hepatitis B virus uses decoys to overwhelm the immune system.