Michael Osterholm

Oct. 28, 2011

Analysis Raises Questions On Flu Shot For Seniors

A new report says evidence that the flu shot works for seniors is lacking.

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May. 01, 2009

Influenza Update

We'll get the latest on the outbreak of Type A, H1N1 influenza. What are researchers learning from studying the virus -- and how are doctors and other health professionals dealing with its spread?

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Feb. 22, 2008

Mapping Emerging Diseases

Researchers have mapped out likely 'hot spots' for the development of emerging infectious diseases. We'll talk about the threat of outbreaks of diseases such as SARS and Ebola, and whether outbreaks of emerging diseases are on the rise.

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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