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Biological Sciences


Biological Sciences



IMMUNE RESPONSE, THE

Other than swelling at a cut, and maybe some pus or a slight fever, we would be forgiven for not being aware of the existence of the human immune system. It is however a highly complex system, and when it is overwhelmed, things can get a lot more serious. In this informative and engaging program the three levels of immune defence are explored in isolation and as part of a disparate yet interconnected system. High quality animations are used to illustrate the nature of specific and nonspecific defence mechanisms deployed by the human immune system. The role of human intervention in the defence against disease is also explored.

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Item no.: DA08691808
Format: DVD
Duration: 21 minutes
Copyright: 2011
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MEDICAL ETHICS: EUTHANASIA

When faced with years of pain and poor quality of life, why shouldn't a rational person be able to end their own life? For some, euthanasia means that people may be pressured - however subtly - into taking their own lives before their time. For others, euthanasia is a dignified and profoundly moral choice. In this excellent program, we explore the religious, moral and philosophical arguments surrounding euthanasia, providing both 'for' and 'against' arguments for this controversial and important topic. Featuring some of the world's finest minds on the topic, this program is bound to provoke healthy, informed debate.

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Item no.: GJ11100226
Format: DVD
Duration: 25 minutes
Copyright: 2011
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MEDICAL ETHICS: GENETIC ENGINEERING

Genetic engineering is one of the great scientific breakthroughs in recent history, but it's not without controversies. Should we push genetic research to its absolute limit, or does it need limitations? This program looks at the possible benefits of genetic engineering, such as the curing of hereditary diseases and the creation of better, more efficient crops. It also explores the potential issues that arise with this new technology - the questionable morality of cloning, and the controversy that surrounds stem-cell research for example. Students will hear both a secular and religious perspectives on the morality of intervening in nature at the most fundamental level.

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Item no.: MG11100227
Format: DVD
Duration: 19 minutes
Copyright: 2011
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MEDICAL ETHICS: IVF

It is estimated that three million people worldwide have been conceived via in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Having this still relatively recent technology has led us to question who 'deserves' it, and the extent to which an embryo should be engineered. Some parents-to-be use IVF to avoid potential hereditary diseases, yet should parents be allowed to choose things like sex, hair and eye colour? Should IVF be free, and if so, should it be free for everyone? This program looks at how different countries have navigated this new ethical territory, and investigates the often opposing stances that various religions have towards the practice. How have the boundaries for artificial pro-creation been set?

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Item no.: MY11100233
Format: DVD
Duration: 20 minutes
Copyright: 2011
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HOMEOSTASIS

Touch a hot stove and the muscles in your fingers will jerk your skin away before you've even registered the pain. Go for a run on a hot day and feel the sweat seep out of your pores. Stand outside in the cold in winter and count the length of time before your body begins to shiver. All these reactions are the result of homeostasis - that is, the mechanism by which our bodies - and the life support systems of all organisms - works to maintain a stable internal environment, despite changes in external conditions. In this program we'll explore the concept of homeostasis. We'll ask what homeostasis is, why it is important, take a look at detecting changes from the stable state, counteracting changes from the stable state, and how homeostasis works.

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Item no.: CL08691414
Format: DVD
Duration: 25 minutes
Copyright: 2008
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EMERGING DISEASES: PRIONS, VIRUSES

Emerging diseases form the biggest threats to our future health. Either increasingly resistant to treatment or completely new, these diseases can move from outbreak to epidemic to pandemic with terrifying speed. In this program we are on the trail of the causes, symptoms and treatments of four of the worst:
  • CJD
  • SARS
  • Avian Flu
  • Zoonoses

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    Item no.: DV08691459
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 29 minutes
    Copyright: 2008
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    ANATOMY: THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

    This program discusses various aspects of the endocrine system including hormones, the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, the pineal gland, the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the thymus gland, the adrenal glands, and the pancreas. The information is presented beautifully through art and animation.

    Item no.: HA08380045
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 27 minutes
    Copyright: 2006
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    ANATOMY: THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM

    This program provides a creative and engaging description of the Integumentary system. It discusses each layer of the skin, describing its anatomy and physiology, as well as accessory structures such as hair, glands, and nails.

    Item no.: ZD08380042
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 18 minutes
    Copyright: 2006
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    ANATOMY: THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

    This program provides an overview of the three main parts of the circulatory system íV the heart, blood vessels, and blood. It describes the structures and functioning of the heart, including the conduction system. Then it discusses the three types of blood vessels and their role in circulation. Finally, it examines the blood components and the lymphatic system. Anatomy and physiology are illustrated with up-to-date graphics and animation.

    Item no.: LH08380043
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 16 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    ANATOMY: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

    This program provides an engaging, energetic, and highly imaginative description of the digestive system. Using exceptional still art and animation, it begins with a review of the anatomy and physiology of the alimentary canal. It then describes how food is converted into substances that can be used by the body for energy and tissue building. This is an outstanding tool to complement written materials and lectures used when teaching the process of digestion.

    Item no.: MP08380044
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 16 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    ANATOMY: THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM

    This program provides an exciting description of the muscular system by comparing and contrasting skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle. It also discusses the anatomy and physiology associated with muscle contraction.

    Item no.: SS08380046
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 17 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    ANATOMY: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

    This program provides an entertaining, creative description of the nervous system. It begins by describing neurons and neuroglia and their role in the transmission of nerve impulses. It then goes on to explain the central nervous system, focusing on the structures in the brain, the cranial nerves, and the spinal cord. The program concludes by comparing and contrasting the autonomic and somatic portions of the peripheral nervous system.

    Item no.: TZ08380047
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 16 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    ANATOMY: THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

    This program provides a colorful description of both the male and female reproductive systems. It describes the anatomy and physiology of each as well as information on fertilization, pregnancy, labor, and lactation.

    Item no.: LR08380048
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 17 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    ANATOMY: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

    This program provides an imaginative, highly energetic description of the respiratory system. It describes the anatomy and physiology of the upper and lower airways as well as the lungs. In addition, it discusses gas exchange and the process of inhalation / exhalation.

    Item no.: FR08380049
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 17 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    ANATOMY: THE SKELETAL SYSTEM

    This program provides a thorough, yet entertaining description of the skeletal system. It includes discussion of the axial and appendicular skeletons as well as articulations.

    Item no.: AC08380050
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 17 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    ANATOMY: THE URINARY SYSTEM

    This program provides a creative and engaging description of the urinary system. It discusses the role of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra as well as the process of micturation.

    Item no.: TY08380051
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 18 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    BIOETHICS

    Through case studies, this program looks at two aspects of Bioethics. It examines the use of live animals in medical research and the development of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's). The program explores some of the ethical issues involved in modern applications of biology and experts give their views for and against the two practices providing the viewer with an ethical debate.

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    Item no.: JC08690050
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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