Human Body Collection

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season

The Human Body Collection is an educational look at the body and how it performs. This show reveals a look at many things that people may be curious about concerning the human body. It is a look at how the 6 senses work. It also looks at certain people that have incredible strength. It is an intimate look at how the body responds in certain situations. The Human Body Collection presents 5 episodes that are geared towards those that have an interest in an area of medicine. It provides facts on how the body can consume food and pump blood.

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Extraordinary Humans: Skin
8. Extraordinary Humans: Skin
 
National Geographic explores the science of skin by taking us inside the bodies of two extraordinary humans living with puzzling genetic conditions. 14-year old Hunter Steinitz suffers from Harlequin Ichthyosis, a rare condition that causes her skin to grow layer upon layer without flaking off, progressively encasing her in a tight suit of thick skin. As for Garrett, he has no skin to spare. His skin lacks the "Velcro" it needs to adhere to the body, leaving parts of it completely raw and exposed. Using leading-edge animation, travel below the surface and into the extraordinary bodies of Hunter and Garrett to discover what makes and breaks this intricate and delicate tissue we call skin.
Extraordinary Humans: Muscles
7. Extraordinary Humans: Muscles
 
National Geographic investigates the science of muscle by taking a journey inside the bodies of two remarkable humans with startling muscular disorders. 31-year old Jason Dunn lives with Dystonia, a rare disease that causes his brain to send faulty messages to his muscular system. Every waking moment his muscles flex out of his control, twisting his body into unusual positions. Ami Ankileweitz has Spinal Muscle Atrophy, a genetic disorder that has caused his muscles to wither away.
Close Rare Anatomy: Blood
6. Close Rare Anatomy: Blood
 
Twelve-year-old Son Pham's face has been taken over by a huge balloon-like mass, caused by abnormal blood vessels. The severity of his condition is so staggering that leading specialists have designed a complex, years-long treatment program specifically for him. National Geographic follows as Son undergoes an invasive and risky procedure, part of a series designed to diminish the malformation. Sixteen-year-old Michael Politzer's vascular system has spread into a labyrinth that mangles and reshapes his organs, causing bone and tissue overgrowth. Follow Michael as he tries to live like a normal teenager, while fighting the continuous attacks of his own body that have forced him to have amputations and his spleen removed.
Rare Anatomy: Bones
5. Rare Anatomy: Bones
 
Imagine breaking a rib just by coughing or having an internal organ turning to bone. These are just two of the many life-threatening challenges faced by Jake Grys and Holly Pullano, two people with extraordinary genetic bone disorders. Jake is a spirited 9-year-old boy who has broken practically every bone in his body, and Holly is a 28-year-old whose muscles and tendons can turn to bone after the slightest impact. Using advanced animation, National Geographic travels inside Jake's diminutive frame to discover what make his bones so brittle and explores Holly's inner workings to find out how organs can turn into bone, progressively encasing her in a second skeleton.
Stress: Portrait of a Killer
4. Stress: Portrait of a Killer
 
Over the last three decades, science has been advancing our understanding of stress - how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. From baboon troops on the plains of Africa, to neuroscience labs at Stanford University, scientists are revealing just how lethal stress can be. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague. In Stress: Portrait of a Killer, scientific discoveries in the field and in the lab prove that stress is not a state of mind, but something measurable and dangerous.
Inside the Living Body
3. Inside the Living Body
 
Embark on an incredible journey as National Geographic traces one "everywoman's" story, using milestones to examine the everyday workings of a living, functioning body in ways not seen before. From the producers of the acclaimed Inside the Womb, Inside the Living Body reveals the life story of the human body from first cry to final breath. With microscopic filmmaking, advanced medical technology, and state-of-the-art cardiac tomography (CT) imaging techniques, Inside the Living Body presents a new and uniquely revealing perspective on how our bodies function, grow, and mature from infancy through puberty, adulthood, and old age. It's the journey of a human lifetime... from the outside in.
Incredible Human Machine
2. Incredible Human Machine
 
Brilliantly designed and marvelous in its mechanics, the human body is an Incredible Human Machine. With stunning footage and powerful firsthand accounts, National Geographic takes you on a fantastic journey through an ordinary-yet extraordinary-day in the life of the human body. Explore striking feats of medical advancement, from glimpses of open-brain surgery to real-time views of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler's vocal chords. And meet athletes and other unique people who push the human body to its ultimate limits, reminding us how truly extraordinary we really are.
Skin
1. Skin
 
Obsessed with its beauty, humbled by its flaws, humans are covered by a unique ultra-thin shield that instantly defines and shapes the body living inside it. Now, National Geographic invites you on an in-depth adventure revealing not just the science but the vital cultural meanings we attach to this largest of all human organs. A trip back in time explores the evolution of human skin - and the rainbow diversity of skin color today. Cutting-edge research unveils the role skin plays in human sexual attraction. And we go beyond biology to trace the influence of skin on our perceptions of race, our skittishness about nudity and the intriguing riddle of personal identity.
Description

The Human Body Collection is an educational look at the body and how it performs. This show reveals a look at many things that people may be curious about concerning the human body. It is a look at how the 6 senses work. It also looks at certain people that have incredible strength. It is an intimate look at how the body responds in certain situations. The Human Body Collection presents 5 episodes that are geared towards those that have an interest in an area of medicine. It provides facts on how the body can consume food and pump blood.

Human Body Collection is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on September 12, 2010.

Where to Watch Human Body Collection

Human Body Collection is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Human Body Collection on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 2010