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Perspective Series: Health & Medicine Technology

Perspective Series: Health & Medicine Technology
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8 videos in this collection

Breast Cancer
Breast cancer seems related to a specific lifestyle, diet, age of puberty, the number and spacing of pregnancies. And though the percentage of breast cancer cases has increased in recent…
Heart of the Man
In this program we learn Sir Magdi Yacoub is more than a surgeon. He believes in promoting preventative medicine, in training younger surgeons, and in researching and pioneering innovative life-saving…
Malaria
Associated Article: "The Ethiopia Campaign (Malaria)" -Smithsonian Magazine The cause of Malaria is a parasite, carried by a specific mosquito. Research is intense and solutions may be just around the…
Mind Games (Brain Functions)
While the human brain is an immensely powerful organ, it is also extremely fragile. Trauma, disease and mental illness can cause serious disability. Here we discover that new scanning techniques…
The Old Enemy Returns (Resistant Bacteria)
For some infections, like TB, doctors are now facing untreatable multi-resistant strains and everyday bacteria are also gaining increasing resistance. This program looks at what the future holds for hospital-based…
Scar Wars
Why and how do wounds heal? Scientists have only recently begun to address these questions and are now developing techniques to prevent scars that are disfiguring. Their work should also…
Spacelink
Flexible heat shields, robotic tools, and communications systems - all the result of man's quest in space; and the spin-offs are almost endless. Now a telescope, an extraordinarily sophisticated medical…
Web of Life
Plants are a vital part of everyday life in the poverty-stricken region of northeast Brazil, where plants are often the only affordable medicines. It is vital, therefore, that those plants…

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