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The Resource Transhuman, by Ben Bova ; read by Stefan Rudnicki

Transhuman, by Ben Bova ; read by Stefan Rudnicki

Label
Transhuman
Title
Transhuman
Statement of responsibility
by Ben Bova ; read by Stefan Rudnicki
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life, his ten-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When he learns that Angela has an inoperable brain tumour and is given less than six months to live, Abramson wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing that Angela will die before he can get approval of the treatment, Abramson abducts Angela from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon. Luke realises he's too old and decrepit to flee across the country with his sick granddaughter, chased by the FBI. So he injects himself with a genetic factor that will stimulate his body's production of telomerase, an enzyme that has successfully reversed aging in animal tests. As the chase weaves across the country from one research facility to another, Luke begins to grow physically younger, stronger. He looks and feels the way he did thirty or forty years ago. Yet his lung cancer is not abating; if anything the tumours are growing faster. And Angela is dying
Summary
A terminally ill cellular biologist uses a medication that unexpectedly causes him to age backwards while he flees the FBI with his young granddaughter to obtain a not-yet-approved treatment for her inoperable brain tumor
Storyline
Pace
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10387104
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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1932-
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Bova, Ben
Dewey number
813.54
PerformerNote
Read by Stefan Rudnicki
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1945-
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Rudnicki, Stefan
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True
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  • Grandparent and child
  • Genetic engineering
  • Cancer
  • Biologists
  • Oregon
  • Boston (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Transhuman, by Ben Bova ; read by Stefan Rudnicki
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
Carrier category
audio disc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
000053194176
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 9 hours)
Isbn
9781482970272
Other physical details
MP3, digital
Publisher number
ZM9144
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Label
Transhuman, by Ben Bova ; read by Stefan Rudnicki
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
Carrier category
audio disc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
000053194176
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 9 hours)
Isbn
9781482970272
Other physical details
MP3, digital
Publisher number
ZM9144
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software

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