Exploring ground-breaking science with National Geographic Channel’s Breakthrough series

Open your eyes to some of the most remarkable scientific discoveries known to man in National Geographic Channel’s sensational new TV series Breakthrough, which starts on Sunday at 10pm.

Nat Geo Breakthrough Fighting Pandemics
Dr. Maria Croyle’s lab at the University of Texas has developed a nasal vaccine against Ebola

Bringing together some of the world’s leading scientists, this six-part series will delve into the inner-workings of their most cutting-edge innovations and expose how they are set to transform our lives forever.

Each episode of Breakthrough boasts a visionary Hollywood director, from Peter Berg to Paul Giamatti, Brett Ratner, Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman and Angela Bassett. This week, Peter Berg takes the helm in ‘Fighting Pandemics’ to tell the dramatic, inspiring, and sometimes heart-breaking stories of the pioneers scrambling to stop an outbreak and save the world from future plagues.

Much as technology leaps forward during times of war, the Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 is forcing medical science to evolve as quickly as the virus it’s fighting. This horror is provoking a revolution that may give birth to a world virtually free of pathogens…and we are watching this seismic shift as it happens. Scientists and medical practitioners working at the front lines of disease prevention and control are finding breakthrough ways to fight pandemic viruses, from antibiotics and vaccines to computer programs that predict how viruses spread. These life-saving tools, battle-tested in the current crisis, will be used to fight a wide range of killer viruses in the near future.

When humans put their imagination to work, anything is possible, it’s time to see how scientists are addressing the world’s challenges in Breakthrough!

Breakthrough starts with ‘Fighting Pandemics’ on Sunday 8th November at 10pm on National Geographic Channel.

Pick up a copy of How It Works Issue 79 to read our fascinating interview with Breakthrough scientist Professor Henrik Ehrsson, whose body-swapping techniques feature in the ‘More Than Human‘ episode!

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