Item Details

The NewsHour [electronic resource]: Human Biology

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Genetic and neurological research has led to increasingly sophisticated medical capabilities-resulting in a growing number of moral and ethical quandaries. This cluster of NewsHour segments surveys recent milestones in biology-many of which have produced as much controversy as insight. Reporting on the newly-identified anti-aging gene SIR2 and the cross-species implantation of stem cells, the program also inquires into artificial limb technology, the dynamics of the teenage brain, and the storage of environmental toxins in the human body. A visit to the American Bible Belt, including Kentucky's Creationist Museum, highlights the ongoing debate over human origins. Original
Release Date
2007
Run Time
71 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 24, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Human biology
Related Title
PBS newshour
Series
Science on the NewsHour
Contents
  • Evolution Debate: The Battle in Schools (4:57)
  • Evolution Debate: A Proponent of Creationism (2:34)
  • Evolution Debate: Defending Science Teachers (1:53)
  • Evolution Debate: Intelligent Design (3:22)
  • Evolution: The Debate Goes On (1:48)
  • The Science of Aging: Identifying Longevity Genes (3:07)
  • The Science of Aging: Activating Longevity Genes (4:18)
  • Teen Brains: A Death Penalty Case (3:05)
  • Teen Brains: Erratic Adolescent Behavior (1:36)
  • Teen Brains: Decision Making (2:43)
  • Teen Brains: Implications of Research on the Judicial System (1:52)
  • Adult Stem Cells (2:15)
  • Adult Stem Cells: Contradictory Research Results (3:05)
  • Adult Stem Cells: Human Trials (3:01)
  • Emotion and Controversy in Stem Cell Research (2:07)
  • Artificial Limbs: Nerve-Muscle Grafts (3:42)
  • Artificial Limbs: Implanted Electrodes (5:07)
  • Body Burden: Industrial Chemicals in Our Bodies (3:39)
  • Body Burden: The Chemical Industry Responds (1:20)
  • Body Burden: How Toxins Enter the Body (2:17)
  • Body Burden: Effects of Pesticides on Child Development (2:45)
  • Chimeras: Use in Scientific Research (1:38)
  • Chimeras: Ethical Concerns (1:40)
  • Chimeras: A Mouse with Human Cells (2:13)
  • Chimeras: Ethical Research Guidelines (3:43)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2005.
Recording Info
Broadcast 11/18/03 to 8/16/05.
Publisher no.
  • 36969s Films Media Group
  • 36973 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (71 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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