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Pain, Pus and Poison

What doesn't kill you can make you stronger. Science has unlocked the human body, enabling us to survive diseases and infections. We've gone from finding antidotes to using the poisons themselves as a cure; the most poisonous toxin known to man - Botulinum - is now used as an Anti-wrinkle drug called Botox. Scorpion venom is even being tested for the treatment of life threatening diseases. Favorite public television presenter Michael Mosley is our guide to the fascinating series.

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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 - 8:00 PM    "Poison" In the natural world, poisons would kill thousands of people every year. But it's much different today as host Michael Mosley explores the turning points when scientists went from finding antidotes to poisons to turning these killers into cures. Along the way, he celebrates the eccentrics and mavericks whose breakthroughs were to pave the way for some of today's striking treatments. Part 3 of 3 G
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