11 episodes

They’ve done their research so you don’t have to.
Body of Work is an exploration of health topics in the news and important matters facing science with experts from Baylor College of Medicine. Scientists, physicians and specialists from diverse disciplines discuss the impact of hot-button issues on healthcare, research, community and education.

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They’ve done their research so you don’t have to.
Body of Work is an exploration of health topics in the news and important matters facing science with experts from Baylor College of Medicine. Scientists, physicians and specialists from diverse disciplines discuss the impact of hot-button issues on healthcare, research, community and education.

    For Heaven’s Sake: The Science of Hoping for a Miracle

    For Heaven’s Sake: The Science of Hoping for a Miracle

    Why are we as humans inclined to believe in miracles? Does “miracle” mean something different to each patient? Are there practices in place to teach healthcare providers how to react to patients waiting for a miracle? Assistant professor of medicine in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Dr. Trevor Bibler explains.

    • 25 min
    For Heaven’s Sake: What is a Clinical Bioethicist?

    For Heaven’s Sake: What is a Clinical Bioethicist?

    What kind of ethical questions does a clinical bioethicist encounter? How does one conduct research on faith? How does this role differ from that of a hospital chaplain? Assistant professor of medicine in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Dr. Trevor Bibler explains.

    • 24 min
    Facing Concussions Head On: CTE Research

    Facing Concussions Head On: CTE Research

    What happens in the brain during a concussion? What is at risk when individuals – athletes or otherwise – sustain multiple concussions? What is CTE, and how can we prevent it? Professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation Dr. Harvey Levin explains.

    • 27 min
    Cell Wars: The Rise of Immunotherapy

    Cell Wars: The Rise of Immunotherapy

    How can our bodies’ immune systems be programmed to fight cancer? What is the difference between immunotherapy and chemotherapy? What other diseases could be treated using this method? Founding Director of Baylor’s Center for Cell and Gene Therapy Dr. Malcolm Brenner explains.

    • 21 min
    Global is Local

    Global is Local

    Why should we think about health on a global scale? What diseases are of most global concern? Why are many global health solutions developed in the form of technology? Director of Baylor Global Health Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy explains.

    • 20 min
    Outbreak: A Tale of Vaccines in 2019

    Outbreak: A Tale of Vaccines in 2019

    How do vaccines work? What happens when new diseases emerge? Why are outbreaks of nearly eradicated diseases happening in 2019? Pediatrician and vaccine scientist Dr. Peter Hotez explains.

    • 26 min

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