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NOVA scienceNOW | Sleepless Surgeons | PBS

Duration: 03:10

Jeff Ellenbogen at Harvard Medical School is hard at work on a study to find out how sleep affects the learning and performance of surgical skills. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of NOVA scienceNOW, visits Ellenbogen's lab and takes a crack at laparoscopic surgery.

Video podcast produced by Melissa Salpietra and Susan K. Lewis. Edited and narrated by Melissa Salpietra. Original footage produced by Julia Cort. Footage of surgeons courtesy of thenewsmarket.com. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

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Post Date: June 20, 2007