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Exploring Biodiversity: The Search for New Medicines
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What medical secrets do venomous snails hold? How can listening in on bacterial conversations help develop new antibiotics? In four presentations, Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler and Dr. Baldomero M. Olivera reveal how a deeper understanding of nature and biodiversity informs their research into new medicines.

This DVD set includes detailed chapter search by scientific topic; direct access to animations; English subtitles; interviews with the speakers; special features on symbiotic bioluminescence, seashell taxonomy, and Philippine maritime culture; a discussion on biodiversity and conservation featuring Dr. E. O. Wilson and Dr. Eric Chivian; and a story on Dr. Bassler from NOVA scienceNOW.

Presented at HHMI's 2009 Holiday Lectures on Science. Two discs, lecture time approx. 240 min.


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