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Series: Breakthrough

 

More Than Human

   2015    Technology
Scientific advancements are challenging the concept of what it means to be human. Technology embedded in our bodies is fairly common: artificial limbs, pacemakers. But new research is taking us beyond replacement parts and into a new realm that is changing the nature of the human body and the human mind. Will the fusion of biology and technology change how we think, how we feel, how we experience the world?

The Age of Aging

   2015    Medicine
In recent years, close study of the aging process has opened up new ways that could help us all live healthier for longer. Can we move beyond treating individual diseases, and instead treat the aging process itself? But would a longer life necessarily be a better life? A loose-knit group of researchers believe the real breakthrough is extending our health span - the period of life spent free of disease". Hear from Laura Deming, who dropped out of M.I.T. at the age of 14 and committed herself to finding and funding projects that can expand the human health span, and Dr. Brian Kennedy, whose work in the basic biology of aging has been crucial to the development of countless other researchers' work.

Curing Cancer

   2017    Medicine
A thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on a scientific discovery. Follow maverick doctors who supercharge killer T cells, creating a breakthrough treatment for cancer.
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Japan Earth Enchanted Islands
Japan Earth Enchanted Islands

   2017    Nature
The Story of Science
The Story of Science

   2010    History
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Blood of the Vikings
Blood of the Vikings

   2001    History
Atom
Atom

   2007    Science
Racism: A History
Racism: A History

   2007    Culture
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature