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Series: Breakthrough

 

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.

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?

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.
Neanderthal
Neanderthal

      History
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture
Earthflight
Earthflight

   2012    Nature
Planet Dinosaur
Planet Dinosaur

   2011    Science
Inside the Medieval Mind
Inside the Medieval Mind

   2008    History
The Big Think
The Big Think

   2017    Technology
Life
Life

   2009    Nature