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CURRENT EVENT | JANUARY 12, 2022

Exercise in a Bottle

Scientists have discovered an enzyme in the liver that increases with exercise. Enzymes are protein molecules inside living organisms that speed up chemical reactions, like digesting food or healing wounds. Research suggests that this particular enzyme may help the brain grow and function better. Its discovery could one day lead to a medicine that helps people benefit from the enzyme’s brain boosting impact, even without exercise. Listen to hear about the research scientists conducted and learn about the promise and the limits of their discovery.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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