Bionic Body


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Cast:
Alan Alda
Mary Bunge
Blair Calancie
Jim Jatich

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Summary:
Examines the re-engineering of the human body, including recent advances in nerve regeneration to treat spinal cord injuries. The program looks at artificial nerve stimulation on paralysis victims using implanted electrodes and implanting silicone chips in retinas. Also, host Alan Alda speaks with Christopher Reeve about Reeve's advocacy of increased research in this field.