Hibernation for Humans?

Hibernation for Humans?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Biden National Security, Fast Fashion, Helping Depression

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).

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