'Curiosity' Goes Inside Cell to See Battle Against Killer Virus on Nov. 4

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October 25th, 2012

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CURIOSITY GOES INSIDE HUMAN CELL TO REVEAL THE EPIC BATTLE AGAINST A VIRUS

Battlefield Cell, premieres Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – Winter is approaching and once again the flu season is fast upon us.  Every day, each of our trillions of cells engage in a life and death struggle with viruses and a variety of enemy intruders.  But just how do our cells fight back and stop us from getting sick?  Or even prevent us from dying?

“Battlefield Cell,” airing Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series, searches for these answers by going into the once invisible world of the human cell.  Based on the latest scientific research -- combined with new imaging and CGI technologies -- CURIOSITY exposes this world like never before by revealing a human skin cell's 48-hour battle to the death with a virus.

The cell was once thought to be a simple structure containing an outer shell – an interior no-man’s land with a nucleus at its core.  However, science has now uncovered a world more complex than any city – and more surprising than any work of science fiction.   For anyone suffering from a virus or cold this season, the episode will show how your body’s formidable defences fight back to stop the virus from advancing.

CURIOSITY, now in its second season on Discovery Channel, brings the ‘I wonder?’ moment to television with a unique array of provocative subjects.   The next episode, “Sex in America,” airing Sunday, Nov. 11, looks at America’s sex life and teams up with the famed Kinsey Institute to see what people are really up to in bed and with whom.
“Battlefield Cell” is produced by Wide-Eyed Entertainment Ltd for Discovery Channel.  CURIOSITY is overseen by Vice President, Development and Production Howard Swartz and Senior Vice President, Development and Production Simon Andreae.  To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.   Nissan is a presenting sponsor of “Battlefield Cell.”

 
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