Hibernation for Humans?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1482 , Segment 5
Episode: Biden National Security, Fast Fashion, Helping Depression
- Dec 2, 2020 9:00 pm
- 17:15 mins
Guest: Heiko Jansen, Professor of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University in Pullman Imagine if humans hibernated like bears? Science fiction has toyed with this idea for a long time–putting astronauts into hibernation could help them weather a years-long trip into space more easily. And they’d need less food and oxygen. Even if it wasn’t full hibernation, but just a way to slow some of the body’s systems down, that could be really useful intreating diseases like diabetes or cancer. (Originally aired on Jan 22, 2020).