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Online Think Tank Big Think Launches New Multimedia Web Series Exploring Some of the Most Pressing Science and Medical Issues of our Time
Date:8/20/2009

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Big Think (http://www.bigthink.com), an online global think tank featuring video interviews with many of the world's most distinguished thinkers, launched Breakthroughs, a new multimedia web series exploring the cutting edge of medical science (http://www.bigthink.com/breakthroughs).

The online series answers a range of questions on some of today's most urgent topics. In response to the escalating global concern over Swine Flu, some of the world's top experts were brought together for a panel taping to discuss the origins of the H1N1 virus, how it was communicated, and how we can better prepare ourselves for similar pandemics in the future. In a series of post-panel conversations, they have also added insight into the 'top ten' facts that the public does not yet know about the H1N1 virus. Research scientists from Pfizer, the world's largest research-based biopharmaceutical company, provided the vantage point of those who are working to convert breakthroughs in the lab into real resources for patients and their families:

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