June 27, 2001

Dr. Folkman’s War: Angiogenesis and the Struggle to Defeat Cancer

Guest: Robert Cooke.

Today on Focus, we'll chronicle the life and discoveries of one of the most significant medical figures of our time. Dr. Judah Folkman was the first to hypothesize treatment of cancerous tumors with angiogenesis inhibitors—medicine that would prevent new blood vessels from forming to "feed" the tumor. Today on the show, we're joined by science writer Robert Cooke, the doctor and scientist's biographer and the author of Dr. Folkman's War.

June 13, 2001

The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

Guest: Heather Pringle.

We most often associate mummies with ancient Egypt, but they can be found in a surprising number of places. They have much to tell us, says science journalist Heather Pringle, about medicine, religion, beauty, and even politics. The author of The Mummy Congress joins us today on Focus to talk about her worldwide travels to talk with a number of scientists who have devoted their lives to the study of mummies.

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