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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.