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."
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3.