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Charlie Rose Science Series, The

Synopsis
The Charlie Rose Science Series is a continuing series broadcast on PBS throughout the US which explores the advances being made in biomedical research, their contribution to our understanding of the world around us, and how these breakthroughs may be applied to improving human health. The programmes, each about 60 minutes in length, consist of Charlie Rose and Nobel Prizewinner Sir Paul Nurse in discussion with leading experts and researchers. Individual programmes so far cover the brain, the human genome, longevity, cancer, stem cells, obesity, HIV/AIDS, pandemics, heart disease, global health, and human sexuality.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2006
Subjects
Biology; Medical sciences
Keywords
biomedical research

Online availability

URI
http://www.pfizer.com/think/think_cr_science.jsp
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Charlie Rose

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$24.95 each
Availability
Sale
Year
2008

Sections

Title
From Freud to the mysteries of the human brain
Synopsis
Topics discussed include Sigmund Freud and the study of psychoanalytics, information storage and processing, learning, remembering, perception, thinking, feeling, and behaviour. Panellists include: Nobel Prizewinners Paul Nurseand Eric Kandel, Aaron Beck, Steven Roose, Peter Fonagy, Nancy Kanwisher, Nora Volkow, Rebecca Saxe and Liz Phelps

Title
Understanding the Human Genome
Synopsis
In three parts. Charlie Rose in discussion with Nobel Laureates Paul Nurse of Rockefeller University and James Watson of the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory on the implications of major recent advances in genomic mapping; with Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute, about genetic comparisons and the increased understanding of genetic mutations; and with Craig Venter of the J. Craig Venter Institute about his successful effort to become the first human to have his genome mapped.

Title
Longevity: Exploring the Science of Living Longer
Synopsis
An in-depth discussion of longevity and aging from the latest research on calorie restriction, anti-aging drugs, genetic manipulation to the social and economic implications of an increase in human life span.

Title
Latest on Cancer Research, The
Synopsis
A discussion of the latest advances in cancer, from the genetics to cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of care. Topics covered include advances in screenings and other methods of prevention like the HPV vaccine, the changes in accuracy of diagnoses, and cancer treatments such as targeted therapies. Members of the panel are: Sir Paul Nurse (President of The Rockefeller University), Harold Varmus (President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), David Nathan (President Emeritus, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Deb Schrag (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) and Martin Abeloff (Director, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins).

Title
Stem Cell Research
Synopsis
The latest advances in embryonic and adult stem cell research, their implications, and potential to change the way medicine is practised. The panel discusses existing successes in the use of stem cells, such as bone marrow transplants, and the hopes for future applications of both adult and embryonic stem cells, both as a way to model and study disease and a possible treatment for a variety of conditions, such as heart and blood disease, diabetes , Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s, spinal cord injuries, and cancer. The uses of federal and private funding for the research are also considered. These issues are discussed by Sir Paul Nurse, president of The Rockefeller University, Doug Melton, Co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, George Daley of Children’s Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Larry Goldstein, director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell program, and Story Landis of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Title
Obesity
Synopsis
An informative dialogue on the growing obesity epidemic, its impact on overall health and the latest research to help understand, treat and prevent obesity. The panel of Sir Paul Nurse, Marion Nestle, Dr. Rudy Leibel, Gina Kolata, and Dr. David Ludwig discuss the rise in obesity in the US, along with its accompanying health concerns, such as type 2 diabetes. A number of obesity experts voice their opinions on the best measures to prevent further weight increases and to treat the existing health concerns.

Title
HIV/AIDS
Synopsis
A panel of leading experts addresses current treatment and prevention strategies, and new medical breakthroughs being used in the fight against HIV/AIDS. With Sir Paul Nurse, Dr. Seth Berkley, Scott Hammer, Peter Kwong and Judy Lieberman

Title
Pandemics
Synopsis
An exploration of factors that could create a global pandemic of influenza, drug resistant tuberculosis or polio, and how the science and public health leaders are addressing the potential crisis. Sir Paul Nurse, David Nabarro, Laurie Garrett, Larry Brilliant, Jeff Koplan

Title
Heart Disease
Synopsis
A panel of experts explores the biology and genetics of cardiovascular disease, prevention and treatment, the development of medical, surgical and interventional therapies and steps individuals can take toward a heart-healthy lifestyle. With Sir Paul Nurse President of Rockefeller University, Lori Mosca of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Steven Nissen President Emeritus, American College of Cardiology, Harlan Krumholz Director of Yale-New Haven Hospital for Outcomes Research & Evaluation & Lance Becker Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science

Title
Global Health
Synopsis
Improving global health is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. This is a roundtable discussion on initiatives aimed at fighting infectious diseases, protecting women and children, and strengthening global public health systems. The panel of Sir Paul Nurse, Jeffrey Sachs,Ann Veneman, Tonya Villafana, and Peter Hotez discuss the worst health crises in the third world and what we have to do to solve them.

Title
Human Sexuality
Synopsis
Charlie Rose and co-host Sir Paul Nurse, Noble Laureate and President of Rockefeller University, convene leading doctors to explore the physiological and psychological aspects of human sexuality — including the differences between men and women when it comes to sex, and the relationship between sexual performance and health issues. The roundtable discussion also examines the major trends in sexual behavior, changing public perceptions and medical breakthroughs related to sexual dysfunction. The panel consists of: Ridwan Shabsigh, MD, Director, Division of Urology at Maimonides Medical Center; Julia Heiman, PhD, Director, Kenneth Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction; Anita H. Clayton, MD, David C. Wilson Professor of Psychiatry, University of Virginia; and Edward O. Laumann, PhD, Director, Ogburn Stouffer Center for Population and Social Organization, University of Chicago

Title
Mysteries of the Human Brain
Synopsis
Roundtable discussion onine the science of brain exploration, diseases that affect the brain throughout the life cycle, current brain research, and new technologies

Production Company

Name

Charlie Rose Inc

Sponsor

Name

Pfizer

Distributor

Name

amazon.com

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Pfizer.com

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