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One of the medical organizations that has invested the most in technology aimed at reducing medical errors is the Veterans Administration. The following is an extended transcript of Dr. James Bagian, director of the National Center for Patient Safety at…

Scientists have isolated a series of genes found in many different plants and animals that seem to control the aging process. Dr. Stephen Helfand, professor at the University of Connecticut, discusses how the genes can lead to organisms living longer…

Long ago, scientists discovered a connection between restricting calorie intake and increased lifespans in rats. A more recent discovery of certain "anti-aging" genes has revealed a similar effect. Eri Gentry explains her decision to cut her calorie intake by two-thirds…

Some scientists are concerned that overfishing, pollution and global warming are killing parts of the world's coral reefs. Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser explores what is being done to save the reefs in part one of a two-part series.

Scientists have isolated a series of genes found in many different plants and animals that seem to control the aging process. Dr. David Sinclair, associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, talks about how these anti-aging genes work and…

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