Mouse neural stem cells growing in culture. Neural stem cells can be made to develop into cells found in the central nervous system; neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes.
Mouse neural stem cells growing in culture. Neural stem cells can be made to develop into cells found in the central nervous system; neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes.

Turning Back Time with Kevin Stone

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How do you extend your longevity? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly discuss epigenetics, tissue replacement, nanotech and how to be in your prime forever with surgeon Dr. Kevin Stone.

We explore the phenomenon of older athletes staying fit for their sports longer. Are these people outliers or about to become the norm? Is 36 the new 26? We talk about lifestyles like Mick Jagger’s. Is a lot of your health actually in your head? Is it possible to overcome bad habits? How do we make a 30-year sports career possible?

Which joint is the one to fail first? You’ll learn about the different forms of arthritis and the frontier science that goes into it. How do stem cells work? We talk about replacing body parts and when humans will begin to turn into cyborgs. Discover the leading medicine in extending the length of your mobility. 

Why should humans avoid space travel? We discuss what space does to your body and gene expression. How do epigenetics play a role in our longevity? What is the future of nanotech and surgical robots? Are we going to have robots going through our body like The Magic School Bus? We also explore medical applications of 3D printing and how we could regrow body parts. How close are we to living forever?

Thanks to our Patrons Thomas MacKay, Kristina Norris, ichigo kurosaki, Courtney, Franklin Soto, Josiah Figueroa, and Donjohrae Marts for supporting us this week.

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