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Can we live forever?

Tyson, Neil deGrasse. (Added Author). Liota, Vincent. (Added Author). Holt, Sarah. (Added Author). Chmura, David. (Added Author). Leigh, Jason. (Added Author). Seftel, Joshua. (Added Author). Sweet, Jesse. (Added Author). Arledge, Elizabeth. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS , 2011.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host: Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Summary, etc.:
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson will tackle one of science's major challenges in each video, framed as a simple question that ordinary people wonder and worry about. Neil will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery. Episode includes: 1) Can My Car Live Forever? - Irv Gordon has driven his 1966 Volvo more than 2.7 million miles. But don't ask if you can drive it yourself. 2) Replacing Body Parts Custom-made hearts, lungs, kidneys, and other organs could revolutionize organ transplantation. 3) Can We Slow Aging? - A gene called FOXO may be a real elixir of longevity. Can all of us harness its power? 4) Profile: Jason Leigh Computer scientist Jason Leigh has a novel way of achieving mmortality-creating a lifelike avatar of himself. 5) Human Hibernation - Medical researchers and ER doctors are testing therapies that cool down patients to save their lives.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Leigh, Jason.
Artificial hibernation.
Human body and technology.
Avatars (Virtual reality)

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