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Body Worlds RX runs to Sept. 2 at Science North

Dr. Angelina Whalley, creative and conceptual designer of the exhibition, attended the opening with Science North CEO Guy Labine.

From organs to muscles to the nervous system and to skeletal structures, BODY WORLDS RX provides an unprecedented look inside the human body.

BODY WORLDS RX opened at Science North March 2 and continues throughout the summer to Sept. 2

More than 100 plastinated specimens are on display which show comparisons between healthy bodies and organs and those stricken with disease such as back pain, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases like arteriosclerosis and heart infarctions and dementia.

Dr. Angelina Whalley, creative and conceptual designer of the exhibition, attended the opening.

“As you walk through this exhibit, you start to reflect back on your own life and the choices you have made,” Whalley said.

Our bodies are the only place we have to live, and what you do to it matters. Many people leave this exhibit with a completely different view of themselves, and often vow not to take their bodies for granted any more – to me, that makes this exhibit a success.”

Specimens on display originate from the German Institute for Plastination. Plastination is a technique used in anatomy to preserve bodies developed by Gunther von Hagens in 1977. The water and fat are replaced by certain plastics, yielding specimens that can be touched, do not smell or decay, and even retain most properties of the original sample.

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