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Sea Slugs' Gigantic Neurons

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Gross Science
PBS


The California brown sea hare has gigantic neurons. It also has a very strange way of reproducing. Continue


Can Cocaine Make Your Ears Rot?

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Gross Science
PBS


Cocaine is being mixed with a dangerous drug called levamisole. Continue


Tina & Brion's Story

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Twice Born
PBS


When their unborn twins are diagnosed with Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, Tina and Brion embark on an urgent visit to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, desperate to save their babies’ lives. Continue


Shelly & Bobby's Update

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Twice Born
PBS


Shelly and Bobby make the hospital their home when a placental abruption detaches the placenta from the wall of the uterus, creating concerns for mom and baby. Continue


Lesly's Story

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Twice Born
PBS


Lesly, a young, single mother, journeys to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from California because her baby has developed an aggressive tumor in utero that threatens its ability to breathe or eat. Continue


Shelly & Bobby's Story

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Twice Born
PBS


Shelly and Bobby travel from Massachusetts after learning their baby has spina bifida, a debilitating condition that causes a range of problems including impaired mobility, hydrocephalus and a number of other lifelong challenges. Continue


How brain stimulation helped Miles O'Brien land a helicopter

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Science correspondent Miles O'Brien tests the effectiveness of transcranial brain stimulation by performing a tricky helicopter landing with and without a jolt to the brain. Continue


Episode Two: The Blind Men and the Elephant

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971 and the search for a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer, but few new therapies become available. Continue


Episode 3

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Twice Born
PBS


Lilly undergoes plastic surgery to reshape her face, and Shelly delivers her baby girl, Luelle. Geneva and Reggie, a couple from North Carolina, visit the Children's Hospital to seek help for their unborn child who has developed a lower urinary tract obstruction. Continue


Episode 1

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Twice Born
PBS


Dr. Holly Hedrick performs a rare EXIT procedure and attempts to remove a tumor from a fetus while it is still attached to mother, Lesly. Meanwhile, couple Bobby and Shelly anxiously wait to find out if they are candidates for fetal surgery to repair their baby’s spine. Continue


2015 Lincoln Awards | Medical & Science | Dean Kamen

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The Lincoln Awards
PBS


Get to know Dean Kamen, recipient of the 2015 Medical & Science Lincoln Award. Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. After eight years of research, Kamen has developed a prosthetic arm with near-natural control to improve quality of life for amputees. Narrated by Alec Baldwin Continue


Welcome Home from This Old House | Justin Gaertner

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This Old House
PBS


When Justin was medically discharged from the Marines, he was still getting accustomed to his prosthetics, and his parents’ home wasn’t adapted for his needs. It wasn’t until he received a home from Homes For Our Troops that he was able to fully appreciate the ease of a fully ADA-compliant home. Continue


Geneva & Reggie's Story

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Twice Born
PBS


Geneva and Reggie travel from North Carolina after their unborn child develops a life-threatening urinary tract obstruction. Continue


Lilly's Update

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Twice Born
PBS


Lilly, previously diagnosed with an aggressive tumor in utero that threatened her ability to breathe or eat, heads home from the hospital with her mom, Lesly. Then, she undergoes plastic surgery to reshape her face. Continue


Care & Trust

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Twice Born
PBS


Follow several families from around the country as they go through the emotional process of learning about medical challenges facing their unborn children, assessing the options of prenatal surgery and making decisions once their options are clear. Continue


Parents & Babies

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Twice Born
PBS


Over the three-part series, experience several alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming stories from inside the world’s leading fetal surgery center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Continue


Episode Three: Finding the Achilles Heel

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer. Continue


Episode One: Magic Bullets

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


The search for a “cure” for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science, spanning centuries and continents. This episode follows that centuries-long search, but centers on the story of Sidney Farber, who, defying conventional wisdom in the late 1940s, introduces the modern era of chemotherapy, eventually galvanizing a “war on cancer.” Continue


Episode 2

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Twice Born
PBS


Doctors remove the remainder of baby Lilly’s tumor. Meanwhile, couple Tina and Brion receive devastating news about their unborn twins. Get a close-up look at surgery on a baby in the womb — the first time ever in a major television broadcast — as Shelly and her baby undergo a procedure to repair the fetus’s spine. Continue


Episode 3 Preview

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Twice Born
PBS


This episode presents an intimate view of both Lilly’s plastic surgery procedure and Bobby and Shelly’s delivery of their baby girl, Luelle. Geneva and Reggie, a couple from North Carolina, visit the Children's Hospital to seek help for their unborn child who has developed a lower urinary tract obstruction. Airs Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check local listings. Continue


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