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 situations; why not people? If we need to journey deep into area or fight lethal illnesses, physiologist Matteo Cerri says hibernation is perhaps the important thing.

About Matteo Cerri

Matteo Cerri is a neurophysiologist and hibernation researcher. His research concentrate on 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 Area Company and Italian Area Company.

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

This section of the TED Radio Hour was produced by James Delahoussaye and edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour. You may comply with us on Twitter @TEDRadioHour and electronic mail us at TEDRadio@npr.org.

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