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Outbreak at NIH

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FRONTLINE
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FRONTLINE speaks to the family of a young man who died in a superbug outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health. Continue


Surviving Ebola Preview

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NOVA
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As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race to find a cure. Airing October 8, 2014 at 10 pm on PBS Continue


A History of Vaccination

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NOVA
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Vaccination began as a traditional therapy over a thousand years ago. Continue


What’s That You Said About New Hearing Aids?

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Next Avenue
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Apple and traditional device makers have teamed up on hearing aids. Continue


Fighting HPV in Bhutan

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NOVA
PBS


Human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cervical cancer. Bhutan is the first developing country to welcome the widespread vaccination of girls against HPV, and cervical cancer rates have dropped. Some countries have resisted the vaccine, but in Bhutan even the royal princess is onboard. Continue


Vaccines—Calling the Shots Short Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out. Continue


Autopsying a Roman Catacomb

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NOVA
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Did a lethal plague kill thousands in ancient Rome? Centuries-old DNA may hold the answer. Continue


Profile: Adrien Treuille

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NOVA Labs
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Computer scientist Adrien Treuille creates groundbreaking games, including FoldIt, which turns protein-folding—a task that’s difficult for even the most powerful computers—into a puzzle that a ten-year-old can master in minutes. Now, Treuille is hoping to use his clever crowd-sourcing approach to tackle the mysteries of another biological powerhouse, RNA. Continue


Myron Rolle: Rolle With It

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Myron Rolle is a first-year medical student at the Florida State University College of Medicine. He was also a Rhodes Scholar and got his Master's in Medical Anthropology at Oxford. In his off hours, Myron somehow managed to become a star football player at Florida State and then a professional player in the NFL. Continue


Surviving Ebola

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NOVA
PBS


As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race to find a cure. Airing October 8, 2014 at 10 pm on PBS Continue


Lawmakers Act on Outbreaks

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NOVA
PBS


Dr. Richard Pan explains California's strategy for increasing vaccination rates. Continue


Immunity and Vaccines Explained

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NOVA
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Vaccines work with our immune system to keep us from getting sick. Continue


U.S. Polio Vaccines: Then and Now

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NOVA
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The polio vaccine's history extends more than fifty years. Continue


Stabilizing Vaccines with Silk

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NOVA
PBS


New technology may bypass the need to keep vaccines cold by stabilizing them with silk. Continue


Brushes with Death

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NOVA
PBS


Dorothy Roseman describes her close encounters with vaccine-preventable diseases. Continue


Vaccines—Calling the Shots Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out. Continue


Equal Pay Study; Campaign Finance; Modern Technology

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To The Contrary
PBS


Equal Pay Study: Sons earn more than their fathers but daughters don't. Campaign Finance: Will weaker campaign finance regulations benefit women? Behind the Headlines: A look at the pros and cons of modern technology. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bettina Inclan, Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer Continue


Students Devise Products for Adults With Dementia

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Next Avenue
PBS


Finalists in the Stanford Center on Longevity's Design Challenge aim to help people with cognitive impairment remain independent longer. Continue


How Secure Are Your Medical Records?

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Next Avenue
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Eight tips to better protect the privacy of your health information. Continue


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