Interesting facts about the brain
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Your brain is the portion of the central vertebrate nervous system that lies within the skull below it, which it is continuous with the spinal cord. The brain is enveloped by meninges in the same manner as the spinal cord. It almost completely fills the...
Basal metabolic rate explained
By: D. Vogt
The basal metabolic rate, or BMR, is a measurement of the rate at which a person's body uses energy at a moderate temperature, in the absence of strenuous physical activity, and without digesting food. It is related to a similar measure, the resting metabolic rate...
How Moebius syndrome affects the facial nerves
By: Michael Smoker
Moebius syndrome is a congenital condition in which several nerves or muscles in the head are non-functional or only partly functional. First identified in the late 19th century, it has been documented in only about 300 cases in the English-speaking world since then. The cause...
Natural pheromones that humans produce
By: Vilie Farah
We have all heard or seen ads about perfumes that contain pheromones. Such fragrances are supposed to make you irresistible. Pheromones are actually small organic molecules which act as a form of connection between two individuals. Special glands in the human body are responsible for...
Do People only use 10 of their Brains
By: Melody Clearwater
The idea that humans use only ten percent of their brains is just a myth. This myth has several possible origins and no scientific backing to support it. In fact, the idea that humans use only ten percent of their brains is almost laughable because...
Bone marrow: Composition and function
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview: Bone marrow is the lifeline for cellular elements in many parts of the body including the cells present in the blood stream. The bone marrow is located in the substance of most of the bones and it is usually located in the central portion...
Types of artificial immunity
By: D. Vogt
Artificial immunity, or artificially acquired immunity refers to immune defences against pathogens which the body has not acquired naturally. These include vaccines and, less commonly, immunoglobulin injections of antibodies. Immunity is a state achieved when the body's immune system is capable of immediately recognizing and...
Function and importance of the hippocampus
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Hippocampus is a brain structure responsible for emotions, long term memory and spacial navigation. It is a part of the Limbic system of the brain. It is sea horse like structure situated beneath the cortex of the medial temporal lobe. In addition, hippocampus is situated...
Why the body needs sleep
By: Sadaf Ahmad
Sleep is a basic need, as essential for mental and physical health as are nutrition and exercise. It allows your body to repair and restore itself so you can function efficiently and energetically during the waking hours. On average, you spend one-third of your life...
Understanding the connection between the body and homeostasis
By: Hans Hell
Homeostasis is a condition that the body strives to maintain all the time. The word Homeostasis comes from the Greek words; homoios which means "similar" and the word stasis with the meaning "stopping" or "standing" and it refers to a stable and steady state within...

 

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