“Jewels of the Jungle” is back by popular demand! Picking up where we left off from the first half of Jewels, the second series continues plant scientist Dr. Gary Strobel’s amazing journey around the world to discover the next super drug! He’s looking for endophytes, which are organisms that live in tropical plants and which might hold the key to curing some of our most deadly diseases. Dr. Strobel’s research has already revealed an organism that helps supply the world with cancer drugs and he is on a new mission to find the next major cure. This time we go deep into the drug manufacturing process to see how microorganisms can lead to huge pharmaceutical breakthroughs. Join Dr. Strobel in the field to learn which plants he samples and why and head to the Outback for a didgeridoo lesson!
You may also like
Produced by Peggy Fleming and Sean Furmage
3.22K 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
3.68K 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
2.52K 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
2.20K 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 ...