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Body's Secret Army Previous Broadcasts

KQED World: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Every day of our lives, silently and invisibly, our bodies do battle against a never-ending onslaught of hostile forces. Bacteria. Viruses. Microbes of all kinds. Fortunately, we win the lion's share of these battles. If we didn't, we'd all die.
The foot soldiers in this daily battle are the microscopic cells and molecules of the body's immune system. For centuries, its workings were shrouded in mystery. But over the past hundred years, thanks in large part to the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, we have unraveled its basic principles. And in recent years, immunology has made even bolder advances - taking on diseases that once seemed beyond its reach.
In an eye-opening journey that takes us deep inside the human body and explores how Nobel Prize-winning pioneers have unlocked the secrets of the immune system, producer Michael Schwarz tells the life-and-death story of the body's invisible defenders.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
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