Next Episode of Breakthrough is
Season 2 / Episode 5 and airs on 31 May 2017 02:00
Breakthrough provides a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds. Each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-edge projects with breakthrough potential.
New lifesaving tools that will be used to fight viruses in the near future; a revolutionary way to introduce a vaccine into a common cold virus; finding an antibody treatment for viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola.
Advances in science are fusing biology and technology to make us better, stronger, faster and smarter; manipulating our genetic code; building exoskeletons that give super strength; giving hope to people with traumatic spine injuries.
Shedding light on the human brain and mystery of consciousness with research that may help those suffering from conditions like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.
Studying the aging process has opened up new ways that could help us live healthier and longer; a group of researchers believe the breakthrough is extending the period of life spent free of disease.
Reliance on fossil fuels is leading us into a global energy crisis. If we act now, developments in energy production could avert disaster and usher in a new era of clean, safe energy.
As water goes into increasingly short supply, scientists and engineers struggle to create local solutions for a global problem.
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