Scientific American Frontiers

Season 4 Episode 1

Bionics

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Aired Unknown Oct 13, 1993 on PBS
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In the episode, Bionics from the show Scientific American Frontiers, host Alan Alda and neurologist John McDonald discuss the science and transplant procedures used to repair damaged nerves. They also engage in a heated discussion on the new technology opened up by using embryonic stem cell research. Later, Alda visits actor Christopher Reeve, a quadriplegic since 1995. Reeve demonstrates various exercise treatments and discusses his foundation for the advancement of research and his undying hope for the future.moreless
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