Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis appears in the following:

The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

Monday, January 12, 2015

One of the most important medical advances may also be the simplest: hand-washing. It's the best defense against spreading disease. And its power was discovered long before anyone knew about germs.

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Panic In The Parking Lot: A Hospital Sees Its First Ebola Case

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It was June. Joshua Mugele, an American ER doc, was working at a Liberian hospital when the first Ebola patient came in. No one was prepared. Yet the terrified staff took great risks to treat the man.


Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All

Monday, August 11, 2014

If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.


Growling With The Gorillas: A Rwanda Mountain Trek

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Gorillas often get a bad rap, but folks who work with them say they're as much gentle as giant. On a recent trip to scope out the primates, an NPR producer trekked into the Virunga mountains of East Africa, where more than half of the world's mountain gorillas live.


The Deep-Sea Find That Changed Biology

Monday, December 05, 2011

The depths of our oceans are dark, punishingly cold and utterly devoid of life. Or so scientists thought, until a team of researchers in the late 1970s stumbled upon squishy, rubbery worms, up to 7 feet long, living 8,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific.