Will humans one day hibernate? : NPR

Half 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Work, Play, Relaxation – Half 3.

Bears and squirrels hibernate to outlive harsh circumstances; why not people? If we wish to journey deep into house or fight lethal ailments, physiologist Matteo Cerri says hibernation is perhaps the important thing.

About Matteo Cerri

Matteo Cerri is a neurophysiologist and hibernation researcher. His research give attention to strategies to induce a state resembling hibernation in non-hibernators, together with people.

Cerri teaches physiology on the College of Bologna in Italy and consults for the European House Company and Italian House Company.

He acquired his Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from the College of Bologna. Previous to working in academia, Cerri served as a common medical officer within the Italian Military.

This phase of the TED Radio Hour was produced by James Delahoussaye and edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour. You’ll be able to observe us on Twitter @TEDRadioHour and e mail us at TEDRadio@npr.org.

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