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Rebuilding faces with techniques borrowed from the film industry.
Last updated: 02 Jul 2014 10:25 GMT
Flying Eye Hospital - Part 1
Unsung Hero: Seishu Hanaoka
How one man’s discovery of a general anaesthetic led to pain-free surgery.
A polyester implant is healing crippling shoulder injuries.
Medical Pioneer: Wilhelm Roentgen
How the almost accidental discovery of X-rays changed medical diagnosis.
How a revolutionary new treatment is helping those with severe asthma.
Helping amputees with specially made prosthetics on the Myanmar-Thailand border.
Blood: a primer
In this animation, we delve into the different functions and components of blood.
A new life-saving drug is injecting hope into the fight against severe malaria in Nigeria.
Medical Pioneer: Ronald Ross
How one man’s discovery helped fight the world’s deadliest disease – malaria.
Eradicating leprosy in Cambodia through a new zero transmission strategy.
Robots for the Elderly
Why robots might just be what the doctors ordered for the world’s elderly.
Mitochondria: a primer
We explore the evolutionary development of mitochondria.
How the world's first 'bionic eye' is giving artificial sight to blind people.
Simple Skin Grafting
A quick and painless skin harvesting technique is healing severe skin wounds.
Pioneer: Karl Landsteiner
How Karl Landsteiner's discovery of blood groups paved the way for safe blood transfusions worldwide.
Zebrafish: a primer
How Danio rerio has become an invaluable aid in the study of human disease.
Tackling Drug-Resistant TB
The first new TB drug in 40 years brings hope to patients
Saving money and improving lives at a pioneering 'patient hotel' in Sweden
How a dose of someone else's healthy bacteria could cure digestive diseases
Battery-operated electrodes can transform the lives of people with chronic pain.
On the Trail of Sleeping Sickness
Medics travel to DR Congo in an attempt to eliminate one of the world's most neglected tropical diseases.
Floating Hospital - Part 1
A floating hospital that travels across Bangladesh's waterways brings hope to thousands of people.
Floating Hospital - Part 2
Scores of Bangladeshis receive affordable healthcare every day on the country's first floating hospital.
Pioneering scientists are using stem cells in a bid to end blood shortages.
Unsung Hero: Ignaz Semmelweis
The physician who discovered that doctors could save patients' lives simply by washing their hands.
Unsung Hero: Henry Molaison
How one man's brain surgery shaped our understanding of memory function.
The hunt is on to collect toxic venoms that could lead to the development of life-saving drugs.
How reintroducing prawns to the Senegal river could help eliminate a deadly parasite.
Medical Pioneer: David Nalin
How the invention of a simple rehydration therapy has saved millions of lives.
The Robot and the Firefly
How the revolutionary 'firefly' surgery is used on kidney cancer patients.
Bone: a primer
In the first of a new series of medical primers for The Cure, we look at the origins and make-up of bones.
Retrovirus: a primer
In this animation, we look at retroviruses and how they are being used by scientists to treat genetic disorders.
Vaccines: a primer
A look at how vaccinations immunise the body against potentially deadly diseases.
Could the implantation of electrodes into the brain transform the lives of people with Parkinson's?
As the cost of dental work soars in the US, many are heading across the border to Mexico for treatment.
Mending Minds - Part 2
Newly-trained Liberian clinicians are providing mental healthcare across the country for the first time.
Researchers analyse the effects of air pollution on our bodies as part of a Europe-wide study.
Mending Minds - Part 1
Ten years after a violent civil war, Liberia has only two psychiatrists and one inpatient mental health facility.
A simple new test called careHPV is bringing cervical cancer screening to women in poor, rural areas.
A new beam-shaping technology could offer cancer patients faster, more accurate radiotherapy treatment.
How a team of super-rodents, trained to sniff out the bacterial infection tuberculosis, are saving thousands of lives.
The hunt for antibiotics
The worldwide hunt for new antibiotics takes researchers to the cold waters of the Arctic.
Scanning the Islands
Midwives in Indonesia are using a portable ultrasound scanner to improve mothers' and babies' survival rates.
An artificial pancreas for Type 1 diabetes sufferers improves health and gives a better night's sleep.
Unsung Hero: Henrietta Lacks
Nothing lives forever, except perhaps a young woman's cells, a gift to science that continues giving.
Science fiction becomes reality as a bionic exoskeleton enables paralysed people to walk again.
The science of silk
Silk products modelled on spider webs could be used to repair the human body.
Unsung Hero: Louise Pearce
How the physician risked her life to test a new drug she believed would cure sleeping sickness.
Preparing For The Worst
Evacuation drills by El Salvador's young are helping the vulnerable country defend itself against natural disasters.
Special: Doctors on Everest
Doctors travel to Everest to carry out research into why some patients die from oxygen deprivation while others survive.
How local health workers in Kenya are using bicycles to visit more patients than they could on foot.
Flying Eye Hospital - Part 2
How local doctors are being trained through live broadcasts of surgeries carried out in the plane's operating theatre.
Flying Eye Hospital - Part 1
A cargo plane converted into a mobile operating theatre is helping save the eye sight of patients across the world.
How keeping the blood-sucking triatomine bug out of Bolivian homes can protect residents from Chagas disease.
Magnetic Heart Operation
A new initiative involving video game skills and giant magnets, is helping doctors treat faulty heart rhythms.
Find out how mosquitos are being infected with bacteria that stops them from carrying the virus.
Unsung Hero: Charles Drew
The father of the blood bank saved thousands of lives during World War II and campaigned against racial segregation.
Around the world
PREPARING FOR THE WORST
MAGNETIC HEART OP
THE SCIENCE OF SILK
BANGLADESH DISEASE MAPPING
THE ROBOT AND THE FIREFLY
UNSUNG HERO: HENRIETTA LACKS
UNSUNG HERO: CHARLES DREW
STOPPING THE KISSING BUG
ELIMINATING DENGUE FEVER
FLYING EYE HOSPITAL
ON THE TRIAL OF SLEEPING SICKNESS
BANGLADESH'S FLOATING HOSPITAL
MEDICAL PIONEER: DAVID NALIN
DOCTORS ON EVEREST
THE HUNT FOR ANTIBIOTICS
SCANNING THE ISLANDS
UNSUNG HERO: IGNAZ SEMMELWEIS
UNSUNG HERO: HENRY MOLAISON
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