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The End of God
Feed up
Fractals Hunting the Hidden Dimension
Why are Thin People not Fat
Ice Age Giants: Land of the Sabre-Tooth
Back in Time
Secrets Of The Solar System
Kalahari
Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier
Video Games: The Movie
The Great Levelling
I am Ali
Living with Predators. Conservation
Machu Picchu Decoded
Deep Space Disasters
Stephen Hawking on Black Holes
IMAX Hubble
The Art of Flight
The Story of Maths To Infinity and Beyond
Ocean Deep
Mighty Amazon
Jerusalem
Atari Game Over
Art of Spain: The Dark Heart
The Ivory Game
Dawn of the Driverless Car
The White Helmets
Pax Romana
Fascination Coral Reef
Race for Absolute Zero
Volcano
How to Grow a Planet Life from Light
Arrival
Is Poverty Genetic
The Power Of The Placebo
Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia

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How to Live Longer
How to Live Longer 2017

Our lifespan is increasing by 2.5 years every decade - and a third of all babies born today can expect to live to 100. But living longer can come at a cost. Old age itself brings with it a range of debilitating illnesses, many of which are the result of accumulating damage during our lifetime. Three diseases in particular have become the main killers in the developed world - cancer, heart disease and dementia. But a revolution in bio-medicine is now offering new hope for the treatment of these ailments, and the potential to extend our lives still further. Methods such as gene editing and stem cell therapies are transforming the way medicine can conquer disease today. "How to Live Longer" counts with the guide of the Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse, for whom the big question isn't just what science can do to fix our bodies and extend our lives, but whether it's right to use all the tools and techniques available.

Category:Medicine  Duration:58:48   Series: The Big Think

Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking
Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking 2014

The use of embryonic stem cells has ignited fierce debate across the spiritual and political spectrum. But what if we could create manmade stem cells - or find super cells in adults that could forever replace embryonic cells and remove the controversy? Today, we are on the brink of a new era - an age where we may be able to cure our bodies of any illness. Stephen Hawking has spent his life exploring the mysteries of the cosmos, now there is another universe that fascinates him - the one hidden inside our bodies - our own personal galaxies of cells." Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey exploring what these wondrous and baffling mechanisms are capable of. He is joined by the scientists who are on the front lines of discovery in this field including Dr. Doris Taylor who is customizing a donor's heart with the recipient's stem cells - her goal is to revolutionize heart transplants, Dr. Paul Lu and Dr. Mark Tuszynski may have created a breakthrough that could cure paralysis, and Dr. Vincent Giampapa who believes that stem cells can be used to stem the tide of aging and create a fountain of youth.

Category:Medicine  Duration:45:00   

 
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