Controversial and Groundbreaking, New Special STEM CELL UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING Premieres April 15 on Discovery Science

— March 11, 2014

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TORONTO (March 11, 2014) – From executive producer Morgan Freeman and  brilliant theoretical physicist, Dr. Stephen Hawking, Discovery Science presents a one-hour special on  the mysteries of the cosmos hidden inside the human body in STEM CELL UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING, premiering Tuesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT on Discovery Science. The use of embryonic stem cells has ignited fierce debate across the spiritual and political spectrum. Hawking has spent his life exploring the mysteries of cosmos, and now there is another universe that fascinates him – the one hidden inside the human body; the personal galaxies of cells.

On the brink of a new era: STEM CELL UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING premieres April 15 on Discovery Science

Hawking is joined by the scientists who are on the front lines of discovery in this field, including Dr. Doris Taylor who is customizing a donor’s heart with the recipient’s stem cells; Dr. Paul Lu and Dr. Mark Tuszynski who may have created a breakthrough that could cure paralysis; and Dr. Vincent Giampapa who believes that stem cells can be used to stop the tide of aging and create a fountain of youth.  

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