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Bat Superpowers

Could the source of the deadliest viruses hold the secret to a healthier and longer life?

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Bats have been implicated in deadly epidemics such as COVID-19 and Ebola, yet scientists are discovering evidence that they may hold a key to a longer and healthier life. From caves in Thailand and Texas to labs around the globe, NOVA meets the scientists who are decoding the superpowers of the bat. (Premiered September 15, 2021)

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