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The Magic Of Mucus

Nov 9, 2015

Thanks to the common cold, basically no one likes mucus. Even the word itself is enough to make some people queasy, but science tells us mucus is getting a bum wrap. Mucus is our friend, even when you have a runny nose. Proteins in your mucus called mucins create a barrier against pathogens that might seek to infect your body. What else does mucus do? Check out this video from TED-Ed to find out, and maybe say a little thank you next time you throw away a tissue. Your mucus is hard at work keeping you healthy every day. 

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