NOVA; Hidden Power of Plants, The
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- Hidden Power of Plants, The
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
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EXAMINES SCIENTIFIC EFFORTS TO TRACK DOWN NEW MEDICINES DERIVED FROM SUBSTANCES FOUND IN PLANTS. Just 90 species of plants provide 25 percent of the medicines used in the United States. Most of the world's plants have never been tested for their beneficial effects, but an astonishing number have been tried out as folk remedies over generations of trial and error. Plants produce some of the world's most potent chemicals in the fight against disease. NOVA follows the urgent efforts to track down new medicines in nature.
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- APA: NOVA; Hidden Power of Plants, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_556BA43AF01D492B84B5E18F5522A91D