Harold Varmus

Dec. 23, 2011

The War On Cancer Turns 40

Cancer researcher Harold Varmus discusses how scientists’ understanding of cancer has evolved.

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Jul. 16, 2010

From Lab to Pharmacy

A conversation with Harold Varmus, former NIH director and new leader of the National Cancer Institute, about science, politics, and the route from pure science to medical treatments.

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Jan. 30, 2009

Harold Varmus

Ira talks with Nobel-winning biologist Harold Varmus about his work, biological research, and the intersection between politics and science.

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Apr. 11, 2008

Public Access to NIH Research

New rules at the National Institutes of Health will make NIH-funded research more accessible to the public.

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\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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