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Breakthrough

The Age of Aging (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 43 min | Documentary

In recent years, close study of the aging process has opened up new ways that could help us all live healthier for longer. Can we move beyond treating individual diseases, and instead treat the aging process itself? But would a longer life...See moreIn recent years, close study of the aging process has opened up new ways that could help us all live healthier for longer. Can we move beyond treating individual diseases, and instead treat the aging process itself? But would a longer life necessarily be a better life? A loose-knit group of researchers believe the real breakthrough is extending our health span - the period of life spent free of disease. See less
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Nov 29, 2015 (United States)

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Steven Austad
Himself - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Biology (as Steven Austad PhD) Himself - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Biology (as Steven Austad PhD)   See fewer
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Nir Barzilai
Himself - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (as Nir Barzilai MD) Himself - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (as Nir Barzilai MD)   See fewer
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Sarah Crane
Herself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic (as Sarah Crane MD) Herself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic (as Sarah Crane MD)   See fewer
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Laura Deming
Herself - Venture Capitalist, Biologist Herself - Venture Capitalist, Biologist   See fewer
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Benjamin Emanuel
Himself (as Benjamin Emanuel MD) Himself (as Benjamin Emanuel MD)   See fewer
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Ezekiel Emanuel
Himself - UPenn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy (as Ezekiel Emanuel MD PhD) Himself - UPenn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy (as Ezekiel Emanuel MD PhD)   See fewer
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Fiona Ginty
Herself - GE Global Research Center (as Fiona Ginty PhD) Herself - GE Global Research Center (as Fiona Ginty PhD)   See fewer
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Rita Golomb
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Ron Howard
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Thomas Jaeger
Himself - Internist, Mayo Clinic (as Thomas Jaeger MD) Himself - Internist, Mayo Clinic (as Thomas Jaeger MD)   See fewer
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Edward Kamin
Himself - 84 years old (as Ed Kamin MD) Himself - 84 years old (as Ed Kamin MD)   See fewer
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Martha Kamin
Herself - 90 years old Herself - 90 years old   See fewer
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Brian Kennedy
Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging (as Brian Kennedy PhD) Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging (as Brian Kennedy PhD)   See fewer
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Cynthia Kenyon
Herself - UCSF School of Medicine, VP Calico (as Cynthia Kenyon PhD) Herself - UCSF School of Medicine, VP Calico (as Cynthia Kenyon PhD)   See fewer
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James L. Kirkland
Himself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic (as James L. Kirkland MD PhD) Himself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic (as James L. Kirkland MD PhD)   See fewer
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Stephanie Lederman
Herself - American Federation for Aging Research (as Stephanie Lederman EdM) Herself - American Federation for Aging Research (as Stephanie Lederman EdM)   See fewer
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Gordon J. Lithgow
Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging (as Gordon J. Lithgow PhD) Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging (as Gordon J. Lithgow PhD)   See fewer
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Joan Mannick
Herself - Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (as Joan Mannick MD) Herself - Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (as Joan Mannick MD)   See fewer
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Claire McCaskill
Herself - Ranking Member, Special Committee on Aging (as Senator Claire McCaskill) Herself - Ranking Member, Special Committee on Aging (as Senator Claire McCaskill)   See fewer
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Simon Melov
Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging (as Simon Melov PhD) Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging (as Simon Melov PhD)   See fewer
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Milton Nussdorf
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Jay Olshansky
Himself - University of Illinois at Chicago (as S. Jay Olshansky PhD) Himself - University of Illinois at Chicago (as S. Jay Olshansky PhD)   See fewer
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Michael Pollak
Himself - McGill University, Department of Medicine and Oncology (as Michael Pollak MD) Himself - McGill University, Department of Medicine and Oncology (as Michael Pollak MD)   See fewer
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Robert Temple
Himself - Deputy Director, FDA (as Robert Temple MD) Himself - Deputy Director, FDA (as Robert Temple MD)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 26 votes