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Chris and Xand van Tulleken look at what keeps the human body alive, including reflexes, damage repair mechanisms and the immune system.

Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken discover the everyday miracles that keep you alive. They explore the extraordinary lengths our bodies go to in order to keep our organs working at every moment of every day. They see how powerful reflexes keep us safe from danger and uncover the amazing mechanisms our bodies call on to repair damage. And for the first time ever, they see exactly how our immune systems’ killer cells go into battle against deadly infection.

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58 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Chris van Tulleken
Presenter Xand van Tulleken
Executive Producer Andrew Cohen
Series Producer Nigel Paterson
Director Matthew Dyas

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