Item Details

The Immune System: Series 2 [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The immune system is the body's defense from attack - whether from viruses like influenza or unwanted bacteria. In this episode, Dr. Alice Roberts explains how it works and what happens when it goes wrong. She also takes part in a stunt guaranteed to scare her, so the scientific effects on her immune system can be observed. Immunologist Josh Bosch compares blood samples taken before and after Dr. Roberts was terrorized. They show that her infection-fighting white blood cells were raised fivefold in a stress response resulting from her experience. Using all the means at her disposal (dissections, drawings, paintball guns, even cakes), Dr. Roberts explains the fantastic complexity of our immune system.
Performers
Hosted by Dr. Alice Roberts.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
30 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 13, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Don't Die Young, Series 2: An Essential Guide to Your Essential Organs
Don't Die Young
Series Statement
Don't Die Young ; Series 2
Contents
  • White Blood Cells: A Remarkable Bodily Response (3:09)
  • Vulnerable Immune Systems (2:07)
  • Friend or Foe: White Blood Cells in Attack Mode (1:49)
  • Origin of White Blood Cells (2:13)
  • Immune System Organs (2:02)
  • How Clean is Your Home? (2:32)
  • Immune System Design Flaw: Allergies (2:26)
  • Identification & Destruction of Bacteria (1:29)
  • Autoimmune Disease (0:47)
  • Common Cold Remedies: Fact or Fiction? (2:02)
  • Cold Symptoms: Part of the Immune System Process (0:53)
  • Identification & Destruction of Viruses (1:29)
  • Antibodies, Vaccinations, & HIV (2:55)
  • Healthy Immune Systems (1:30)
  • Credits: The Immune System: Don't Die Young, Series 2 (0:58)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2008.
Publisher no.
  • 48702s Films Media Group
  • 48708 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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