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Title Scope: Human Body
Published Australia : TEN, 2011
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Summary The human body is an amazing creation. Even though we come in many different shapes, sizes and colours - we all have the same organs, the same systems and the same functions...but what are they, and how do they work? Join Dr Rob for a mentally stimulating and physically exhausting journey as he SCOPES out all the science behind the human body! Human Body 101From your bones, muscles, and nerves, to your lungs, heart, skin and brain, Lisa Daniels, a medical student with the University of Sydney, gives us the low down on the amazing human body.Junior Experiment - BonesOur bones support us, help us to move, and protect our internal organs. They need plenty of calcium to keep them strong. But what happens if they don't get enough? Join our Double Helix Club Junior Scientist, Nikita, as she finds out! How Muscles WorkWithout muscles you couldn't walk, talk, eat, laugh or do much at all really. So what are muscles? How do they work? Are there different types? David Bourke, NSW State Hockey Player and Sports Scientist with the NSW Institute of Sport, answers these questions and more. BloodIt might just look like red, gooey liquid but blood does all sorts of amazing things, from delivering oxygen to helping fight disease. Tim Carroll, a Medical Scientist from Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, pumps us full of facts about this amazing fluid.Lab Breakdown - Blood TypesA, B, AB, or O? Positive or negative? How do you tell one type of blood from another? Dr Rob breaks it down. MindswitchImagine being able to change channels on your tv just by closing your eyes! Professor Ashley Craig, a neuroscientist from the University of Technology in Sydney, shows us how, thanks to the power of your brain, this may soon be a reality! Spray On SkinAs our largest and most visible organ, skin is pretty amazing stuff. But when it gets badly damaged it can take a lot of time and care to repair. Plastic surgeon, Fiona Wood, and her team have developed a method which allows skin to be literally sprayed onto the wound!So the next time you're bending bones, pumping iron or exercising your mental genius, remember that the ordinary really does becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE
Event Broadcast 2011-06-02 at 08:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Blood -- Circulation.
Human anatomy.
Human skeleton.
Muscle contraction -- Physiological aspects.
Respiratory organs -- Physiology.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host