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Subject: Health: Medicine

The Edge Series: Health & Medicine

5 of 6 programs from The Edge Series; these programs focus on cutting-edge achievements in the world of health and medicine. Here we see science and technology working together to answer questions about human nature and the universe. Produced by ECO Services Film Unit. Programs available on 5 individual DVDs, Click for more

One Giant Leap (Natural Antibiotics)

One Giant Leap (Natural Antibiotics)

"Highly Recommended. This documentary provides an exciting look at the cutting-edge technologies currently being used to discover new drugs, cures for diseases, and solutions for improving life throughout the world. All we have to do is help save the rainforests so that this important work and study can continue. Beautifully photographed throughout, the variety and colorful array of frog species, as well as other rainforest species, make for a visual palette that will leave viewers awestruck. Haunting Celtic music further enhances this production." -EMRO Review
Why are biochemists chasing venomous frogs in the heart of Chinese rainforests? These frogs appear to contain natural antibiotics and fungicides capable of fighting diseases in human beings; so the scientists are harvesting small protein molecules known as peptides. As Professor John Daly from the National Institute of Health says, "I believe cures for cancer, heart disease, and neuro-degenerate diseases exist in the rainforest, in the molecules that have evolved over millions of years." This documentary examines the cutting-edge technologies being used for new drug discovery. 05/07DE JSCA 30 min.

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