Cancer Suppression: Lessons from Pachyderms

DNA mutations happen all the time in the body, but the immune system usually detects and deals with them. When the system fails, cancer results. Yet some animals, such as elephants, almost never get cancer, and scientists have learned that the elephant DNA repair system is 20 times more powerful than the human system. Experts explain how they hope to tap this knowledge.

17-20 Segment 1: Elephant DNA: The secret to cancer suppression?

Some animals, such as elephants, almost never get cancer, and scientists have learned that the elephant DNA repair system is 20 times more powerful than the human system

16-05 Segment 2: Harmful Inflammation

Inflammation is being tied to many disorders including heart disease. Experts discuss how it can be combatted through diet and supplementation.