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Bionic Body [electronic resource]

Could lab-grown organs and body parts one day become a common solution for eliminating disease and rejuvenating the body? This classic episode of Scientific American Frontiers examines methods for re-engineering human anatomy, including not only artificial organ cultivation and retinal implants but also advances in nerve regeneration to treat spinal cord injuries. Host Alan Alda looks at nerve stimulation in paralysis victims using implanted electrodes. He also engages in a moving conversation with Christopher Reeve about the quadriplegic actor's advocacy of research in this field.
Online
2001
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Mend Me [electronic resource]: A Horizon Guide to Transplants

Transplant surgery has now reached incredible heights, from achieving full face transplants to growing organs in the lab. What we now take for granted has been a hard won struggle, both for the patients who were willing to gamble their lives and the doctors who faced ethical and medical dilemmas in the name of progress. Michael Mosley looks through the Horizon archive, identifying the key turning points for transplant surgery to explore how far science can go in its bid to prolong life.
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2013