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Secrets of the Human Body

Alternative title
Grow, Survive, Learn
Synopsis
The human body is the most sophisticated organism on earth. It is a scientific marvel and much about it remains a mystery. This BBC series uses cutting-edge graphics to effectively peel back the skin and reveal the biological processes that keep us alive.
In the first episode, GROW, Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken explore the latest understanding of how we all grow. They uncover the reason our childhood is longer than any other creature on Earth and reveal the communities of microbes - our microbiome - that we cultivate throughout our lives.
In the second episode, SURVIVE, Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken see exactly how our immune system cells go into battle against deadly infection.
In the third and final episode, LEARN, Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken uncover how we develop new skills and show, for the very first time, how memories are formed in our brains.
Series
Secrets of the Human Body
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2017
Subjects
Medical sciences; Science; Technology
Keywords
brain; childhood; immune system; memory

Credits

Contributor
Chris Van Tulleken; Xand Van Tulleken

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£585.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes x 3
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Languages

Email
susanna.jones@pearson.com
Web
http://www.bbcactivelanguages.com/ External site opens in new window
Fax
020 7010 6965
Address
Mezzanine
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL

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