Dr. Gary Strobel’s signature red stocking cap lives in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Why? Strobel is one of only a handful of plant scientists scouring the planet the old-fashioned way for the next “super drugs” . . . the kind of medicines which may end up curing malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis, and other diseases. Strobel’s red hat is a way of paying homage to the long tradition of herb and plant collectors before him – figures known in traditional cultures as “medicine-men.” Dr. Strobel is a fascinating example of the unification of cutting-edge modern science with wisdom derived from the practices of centuries-old healing traditions around the world. Travel along with Dr. Strobel as he hops around the world, from the rainforest to the outback, on his latest round of collecting. Last time, Strobel discovered an organism that now helps supply the world with cancer drugs, what will he discover this time around?
You may also like
Produced by Peggy Fleming and Sean Furmage
4.26K Views0 Comments3 Likes
The Potomac River is the source of drinking water for six million people in the Washington DC area. Safe drinking water depends on clean rivers. Each person can make a difference to protect this essential resource for...
Produced by WildFIRE PIRE
4.89K Views0 Comments3 Likes
When the Maori arrived to New Zealand in 900AD, it was one of the last places to be settled on Earth by humans. They brought many elements of their Polynesian culture to the Islands, but none transformed the landscape...
Produced by Michael Van Laanen
3.36K Views0 Comments0 Likes
In 1998, Dr. James Thomson perfected a method to grow human Embryonic Stem Cells in a laboratory environment. His discovery sparked a new debate in what historically has been a long line of moral dilemmas initiated by...
Produced by John Shier
3.01K Views0 Comments0 Likes
The final installment of "Jewels of the Jungle" sees Dr. Strobel link up with his old friend Pablo Rojas, a microbiologist from Mexico. Rojas wants to learn how Dr. Strobel identifies plants with medicinal value. But ...