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The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In a four-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This program features Yasmine Belkaid, Chief, Mucosal Immunology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Wired That Way: The Origins of Human Nature

What makes you the way you are? And what makes each of us different from everyone else? Kevin J. Mitchell, a leading neuroscientist and popular science blogger, traces human diversity and individual differences to their deepest level: in the wiring of our brains.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

Bewildered by all those scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories masquerading as actual news? Steven Novella, producer and host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and a posse of his fellow podcasters are ready to show you how the powers of logic, science, and skepticism can be your best weapons against superstition and pseudoscience.

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Friday, November 30, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Advances in Military Medicine: From Mercy Street to the 21st Century

Many of the scientific, medical, and technological innovations of the past two centuries have had their roots in military medicine. Visits to the National Museum of Health and Medicine and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine offer insights into that history, as well as military medicine’s links to modern healthcare.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
An Imperfect Heartbeat: Has the Artificial Heart Fulfilled Its Promise?

In the realm of medical miracles, the artificial heart was one of the last century’s most notable—and controversial. Author Shelley McKellar discusses the successes and the shortcomings of this medical breakthrough.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Auctioning the Past: A Fossil Smuggler Pays the Price

Paige Williams, a staff writer at the New Yorker, delves into the sometimes-perilous world of the illicit international fossil trade as she tells the story of an American dealer’s dangerous obsession with a rare dinosaur skeleton.

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Monday, December 17, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In a four-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This program features David Leopold, Chief, Section on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging, National Institute of Mental Health.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Chesapeake Cuisine: Nourishing a Healthier Bay

Baltimore-based chef John Shields guides home cooks in preparing dishes in the Chesapeake tradition that are tasty and healthy—and support the regional food industry’s efforts to protect the Bay.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In a four-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This program features John Tisdale, Chief, Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Take Control of Your Health with Dr. John Whyte

Physician John Whyte gathers all his best advice in a day designed to guide you through a comprehensive look at critical aspects of personal health. You’ll leave educated, engaged, and entertained—and with new tools to approach the job of staying healthy.

Date
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.