The Nature of Things | Season 2011-2012, Episode 13 | Jun 28, 2014 | 45:14

MS Wars: Hope, Science and The Internet

Multiple sclerosis patients use social media to engage in an unprecedented battle with the Canadian medical establishment for access to a controversial treatment.

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The Nature of Things - Wild Canada: Eps. 1 - The Eternal FrontierMar 13, 2014 | 44:43The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Eps. 1 - The Eternal Frontier VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Eps. 1 - The Eternal Frontier Mar 13, 2014 | 44:43Humpback whales feast on capelin, thousands of garter snakes discover spring, squirrels that fly - this is Canada as you have never seen it before.
The Nature of Things - Wild Canada Diary: Humpback WhalesMar 5, 2014 | 10:31The Nature of Things Wild Canada Diary: Humpback Whales Video
The Nature of Things Wild Canada Diary: Humpback Whales Mar 5, 2014 | 10:31Follow underwater cameraman Didier Noirot and the Wild Canada team as they film humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland.
The Nature of Things - Wild Canada Diary: Filming the NorthFeb 28, 2014 | 10:35The Nature of Things Wild Canada Diary: Filming the North Video
The Nature of Things Wild Canada Diary: Filming the North Feb 28, 2014 | 10:35Director and cameraman Jeff Turner spent a nearly a month onboard the icebreaker the Amundson, an Arctic research vessel to capture scenes from the high north.
The Nature of Things - Wild Canada Diary: Underwater With the BeaversFeb 28, 2014 | 10:34The Nature of Things Wild Canada Diary: Underwater With the Beavers Video
The Nature of Things Wild Canada Diary: Underwater With the Beavers Feb 28, 2014 | 10:34Watch assistant producer Ben Wallis tell us how – very patiently - he captured footage of beavers swimming under the lake ice.
The Nature of Things - Wild Canada Diary: Amongst the GrizzliesFeb 28, 2014 | 10:47The Nature of Things Wild Canada Diary: Amongst the Grizzlies Video
The Nature of Things Wild Canada Diary: Amongst the Grizzlies Feb 28, 2014 | 10:47Learn more about Fishing Bear River – and how the team filmed the grizzly bears who visit here for the first time in HD.
The Nature of Things - Allergy FixFeb 27, 2014 | 44:49The Nature of Things Allergy Fix VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Allergy Fix Feb 27, 2014 | 44:49Childhood food allergies have more than tripled in the last twenty years. New research is testing old assumptions about how to treat them. Can they find an allergy fix?
The Nature of Things - Trek of the TitansJan 30, 2014 | 44:43The Nature of Things Trek of the Titans VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Trek of the Titans Jan 30, 2014 | 44:43Canadian scientist studies the world's largest turtle as it feeds on jellyfish off the coast of Nova Scotia
The Nature of Things - The Man Who Tweeted EarthJan 23, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things The Man Who Tweeted Earth VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things The Man Who Tweeted Earth Jan 23, 2014 | 44:45The Nature of Things looks at Chris Hadfield's mission and his determination to make us love space again.
The Nature of Things - Secrets in the Bones: The Hunt for the Black Death KillerJan 16, 2014 | 44:41The Nature of Things Secrets in the Bones: The Hunt for the Black Death Killer VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Secrets in the Bones: The Hunt for the Black Death Killer Jan 16, 2014 | 44:41It was once considered impossible to unmask an ancient killer by retrieving its DNA hidden for centuries. But today microbiologists are doing just that....... they are hunting down infamous mass murderers... like the Black Death.
The Nature of Things - How To Be A Wild ElephantJan 9, 2014 | 44:49The Nature of Things How To Be A Wild Elephant VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things How To Be A Wild Elephant Jan 9, 2014 | 44:49Orphan elephant Sities leaves the safety of a Kenyan sanctuary and begins her journey back to the wild.
The Nature of Things - Where Am I?Dec 5, 2013 | 44:41The Nature of Things Where Am I? VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Where Am I? Dec 5, 2013 | 44:41Where Am I? explores the skills we use to find our way around. Some of us seem to always know where we are, while others rarely do. What makes the difference?
The Nature of Things - Survival of the FabulousNov 28, 2013 | 44:45The Nature of Things Survival of the Fabulous VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Survival of the Fabulous Nov 28, 2013 | 44:45Gay filmmaker Bryce Sage has had a big question on his mind ever since he came out of the closet-how is evolution compatible with the existence of gay men? There's a lot of mystery about the biological mechanisms underlying sexual preference. Bryce sets out on a very personal journey to find out if scientists have come up with a definitive answer to this gay conundrum.
The Nature of Things - A Dog's LifeNov 21, 2013 | 44:41The Nature of Things A Dog's Life VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things A Dog's Life Nov 21, 2013 | 44:41A Dog's Life reveals how our best friends perceive the world - from the moment they take their first morning walk to the time they curl up at our feet to go to sleep. We accompany Daisy, a Jack Russell Terrier, through an average day and on the way discover that, while dogs are not miniature humans, they are amazingly well adapted to life with us.
The Nature of Things - Invasion of  the Brain SnatchersOct 31, 2013 | 44:42The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers Video
The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers Oct 31, 2013 | 44:42Parasites brainwashing their hosts -- it sounds like something straight out of science fiction. But this is no horror movie, this is a fascinating, new field of study. From zombie ants to a creature that may be influencing whole human cultures, Invasion of the Brain Snatchers isn't afraid to dive into the world of parasites.
The Nature of Things - Brain Magic: The Power of PlacebosOct 24, 2013 | 44:45The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebos Video
The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebos Oct 24, 2013 | 44:45What if each of us could make the symptoms of an illness disappear? Cast a spell so powerful it would actually rid us of pain, help us walk, or breathe better? For centuries placebos have been thought of as fake medicine involving trickery and deceit, but Brain Magic: The Power of Placebos pulls back the curtains on the proof that placebos can have powerful - and real - effects on our mind and body.

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