The H1N1 flu virus threatens the health of millions of Americans. Beyond the headlines, the science of the flu virus and vaccine development tells us much more about how to stay well and informs us on how the medical community deals with the possibility of an epidemic. Find out why this virus poses unique threats to certain population groups and why it is more of a danger than the seasonal flu.
Never Ending Chain: Altruistic Kidney Donation
At the UT Medical Center, Dr. Michael Rees has developed the Alliance for Paired Donation. Kidney donors are paired with those in need of an organ transplant in a unique and innovative matrix that creates a chain for donation. We explore the science of surgery and transplant compatibility from inside the operating room.
Student 2.0: Tech savvy students use new ways to learn
Today's university student is adept at using the latest technology to communicate, find entertainment and research coursework. From iphones and laptops to wikis and skype, there are more doors that can open minds to our ever expanding world. How are students and professors using the latest technology to communicate, share resources and educate?
Is There Life On Mars? Using light to find life on other planets
The factors that came together to create an environment that sustains life on our planet, gives us a base of understanding to know what to look for when searching for similar life elsewhere in our universe. One way to search the stars for planets similar to our own is by using the light spectrum to analyze environments light years away. Life could be out there, and light may lead the way.