Research Documentaries

Gluten: A Gut Feeling

Gluten has become the new dietary enemy as more people are eliminating wheat and grains from their diets, in pursuit of better health.

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The Scientist

The Story of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and the Endocannabinoid System

This is a documentary that traces the personal story of Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Mechoulam. He was born in Bulgaria and grew up during the war.

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The Brain that Changes itself

We’ve all heard the saying ’you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. Well scientists are proving this old adage to be absolutely wrong.

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Fat Head

After watching Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me, comedian and former health writer, Tom Naughton had a few problems with the conclusions that the film presented.

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NOVA: Can We Live Forever?

Can We Live Forever? Technology has made this question less rhetorical nonsense and more practical planning. Surgery, drugs, and the study of DNA have all contributed to a human species living into our 80’s, 90’s, and even 100’s.

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How to Build a Beating Heart

It is almost time for humanity to start building humans. The stuff of science fiction has become more of an ethical debate than a theoretical one.

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Brave New World with Stephen Hawking

Machines The team showcase breakthroughs in technology and engineering that are creating a new generation of machines. Mark Evans fuses his brain with a computer in Switzerland to test a new breed of machine.

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Doctors of Death

In the 1930s, Japan’s notorious Unit 731 carried out brutal experiments on the population of recently-invaded Manchuria. Whole villages and towns were deliberately infected with plague, and sufferers were dissected alive.

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Stress, Portrait of a Killer

The stress response: in the beginning it saved our lives, making us run from predators and enabling us to take down prey.

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Vaccine Nation

At the end of the eighteenth century, British physician Edward Jenner, with highly questionable medical credentials, initiated the theory and practice of live virus immunization that continues to serve as the scientific basis for the ever increasing vaccination of the worlds citizens.

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Transplanting Memories?

Is science’s understanding of how memory works quite as cut and dried as once thought? In recent years several heart transplant recipients have reported unexpected side effects including experiencing memories, habits and desires they never had before.

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The Lazarus Effect

– Executive produced by Spike Jonze, this (RED), HBO & Anonymous Content, Directed by Lance Bangs. – This 30-minute documentary follows the story of HIV positive people in Africa who in as few as 40 days undergo a remarkable transformation thanks to access to treatment that costs around 40 cents a day.

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Living Forever

It’s humanity’s oldest dream – immortality, a world where we never age, a world where death will be purely optional, and a handful of scientists believe that this really will be our future.

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