Latest Gunther von Hagens Stories

2014-02-13 08:28:26

2-for-1 Admission to BODY WORLDS: PULSE on Valentine's Weekend NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no surprise that falling in love makes us feel a jumble of emotions and strange physical effects. According to researchers, falling in love releases a deluge of chemicals that make us swoon, flush, and sweat, our hearts race, and our brains turn obsessional. The hormones released in the body when one falls in love cause a virtual flood. The pleasure center of the brain...

2011-02-07 15:37:06

In two new works, an anthropologist tackles a perplexing question relating to the enormously successful "Body Worlds" exhibits: How does society tolerate "“ and even celebrate "“ the public display of human corpses? "Body Worlds "“ The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies" is the most widely attended exhibit in the world, said Jane Desmond, a professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois and author of a paper and book chapter on the subject. While the...

2010-12-29 10:00:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Anatomist Gunther von Hagens revealed today, his two-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. In a lengthy address to his employees at the Plastinarium in Guben, Dr. von Hagens disclosed for the first time, what his family and inner circle have known for two years--that the scientist who brought human health and anatomy into the public sphere with his BODY WORLDS exhibitions has been grappling with a degenerative disease. "This disease has...

2010-10-26 10:52:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens and physician, Dr. Angelina Whalley, the trailblazing scientist and creative designer behind Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS -- the anatomical exhibitions seen by 32 million visitors worldwide -- announced BODY WORLDS Vital, a new health exhibition to educate Americans on common diseases and preventive care, and to encourage them towards wellness. BODY WORLDS Vital is the latest chapter in their HUMAN SAGA...

2010-06-24 08:00:00

Denver Museum of Nature & Science will host popular exhibition for additional four weeks DENVER, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Denver Museum of Nature & Science announced today that the popular Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart will continue its run for an additional four weeks, providing extra time to see the dramatic specimens on display this summer. Originally scheduled to close next month, the world-renowned health and anatomy exhibition will...

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