selective breeding and artificial insemination
Over 100 years of selective breeding to produce the Arnold Schwarzenegger of cows.
In 2003, SARS broke out in Hong Kong. Physician Dr Liu infected 17 hotel guests, who then dispersed the virus throughout the world. With dramatic reconstructions, this episode shows how the virus was spread.
For 40 years, Jane Elliott has staged her radical 'exercise' in tackling racism all over the world. Now, she's undertaking it for what she says will be the last time on a grand scale. And she's chosen to do it in the UK. In a disused warehouse in London, 30 volunteers have agreed to take part in 'a psychological exercise'. What they don't know is it confronts racism and it has ignited controversy all over the world.
Genetic engineering, cloning and stem cell research are revolutionising the world we live in. Every single day the boundaries of understanding are being pushed back, and science fiction is becoming science fact. This outrageous but timely series, Animal Pharm, brings these shocking innovations together under one roof.
Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did we learn to speak? From Chinese whispers at Edinburgh University to singing in Vienna and a man in Boston who has filmed the first three years of his son's life as he learns to speak, a new generation of linguists is unlocking the secrets of how and why we developed our remarkable ability for language. Why Do We Talk? discovers the reason why we are born to talk.
In this program the importance of liking yourself as a prerequisite to entering a relationship is again discussed. The program also explores how to recognise and contribute to a positive relationship and looks at ideas including trust when considering a sexual relationship.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder sufferers are obsessed with how they look and can spend hours obsessively grooming themselves. Follow three suffers living with BDD and see how they're fighting to regain a normal life.
Uncovers the complex, poignant and sometimes amusing relationship women have with their breasts. Talking candidly, three women reveal how they really feel about what they've got.
Jill Hawkins is Britain's most prolific childless surrogate. She's never had a long-term relationship and has given away seven surrogate babies over the past 18 years. Now she's trying for her final child, baby number eight. Janie and Peter have been trying for a baby through a surrogate for three years. They've finally had success with Tammy Lynn, from Cheney, Kansas who's carrying twins for them. They want her to be the godmother but will she want that much contact considering this will be her sixth and seventh baby and she wants more.
Looks at stem cell research and its potential, following three young people with currently untreatable conditions. Dean Thurd, whose inherited dilated cardiomyopathy could kill him at any time, visits the London Chest Hospital where a trial is under way to inject adult stem cells directly into the heart wall; Anthony Bart, whose leg was amputated after a rugby accident, heads to Tampere University, Finland, where a team is working on adult stem cells collected from human fat; and Sophie Morgan, paralysed from the waist down after a car accident, finds out whether there really has been a breakthrough that could get her back on her feet, at the University of California.
Meet the women and men who are at the front line of quality medical care. In this episode: state-of-the-art ICU, practice nursing in the country and nurse unit manager.
Where do phobias come from? From traumatic events, genetic vulnerability or emotional conflicts? This show examines the phobia - the excessive and irrational fear of a situation that poses no real danger. They affect an estimated 20 million Americans and can invade people's thoughts, restrict their activities and lives. Millions never seek treatment and suffer needlessly. Experiments along with interviews with experts show how new scientific discoveries provide insight as to why some people develop phobias and others do not.
This program looks at the importance for young people of making and keeping friends. It focuses on the importance of liking yourself first. Skills such as communication, optimistic self-talk and decision-making are presented as strategies for managing friendships.
Imagine being told that your beautiful baby will age up to 10 times faster than normal. This is the difficult situation facing the parents of children born with the rare genetic condition 'progeria'.
Researchers have found the mere act of thinking can create new connections in the brain and neuroplasticity is intrinsic.
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