BBC TV Natural History of the Human Body

KathyBarnby Kathy.Barnby at
Tue Mar 19 11:36:55 EST 1996

BBC Needs Help With Natural History of Human Body

The BBC are making a series of programmes about the Human Body. 
They will illustrate what science can currently tell us about how 
the human body works and how it evolved. If you have research 
that you think would help us to visualise human biological 
processes in a new and enlightening way, 
please contact me at kathy.barnby at
*+44.181.752.6210 and fax +44.181.752 6810 in London.

I would love to see examples of images created by new 
technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, 
computer analysis of X-ray and PET scans. Also film or video 
images, no matter how old, which show the processes of our 
bodies. We want to illustrate human life from conception, 
through foetal development, into babyhood, childhood, before and 
after puberty, the ageing process, death and beyond. Examples of 
the moments we might capture on film are: 

1 Light microscope or electron micrograph images of the ageing 
process in the skin structure and cells      
2 MRI or PET scans which show the effect of ageing on brain 
3 How is it that although some people age prematurely, noone has 
ever not died? - is it possible to demonstrate something on film 
(cell division?) which would answer this question.   

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