The role of calcium channels in the fight or flight response
By: Kat Centeno
Stress can be exhibited in different forms and the initial reaction of the body is the fight-or-flight response. When there is a threat approaching, there are two ways to address it- fight it or flee from it. It is the body's way to preserve itself...
By: Tiyana Webb
Despite the long-held belief that the only change that can be seen in an adult brain is degeneration due to age and/or injury we now know that our brains retain a level of neural plasticity throughout life. Not only can new neural connections be grown...
By: Tiyana Webb
Studies in birds, rats, mice, voles and humans all show a connection between the size of the hippocampus and spatial memory such that a larger hippocampus facilitates a higher spatial memory capacity. Comparisons among species of birds that hide/store their food for later use, those...
People don't use 10 Percent of their Brain
By: Dean Traylor
Go to any party, sit in a classroom, or stand near an office water cooler where employees congregate, and you’re eventually going to hear the statement: “You know, human only use 10% of their brains.” It’s a philosophical quip that has...
An overview of hypermobility syndrome
By: Alice Shoaf
Hyper-mobility Syndrome (HMS) is diagnosed when a patient is hyper-mobile in one or more joints, and other symptoms are also present. Women and children are more susceptible than men, as are certain ethnicities. Sometimes the syndrome recedes with time. Other times it may be a...
An overview of hypermobility syndrome
By: Alanna Rose
Hypermobility Syndrome is a benign condition where joints can move further than their intended range of motion due to loose and weak ligaments. This syndrome is more common in children and teens and is found in more boys than girls. Teenagers experience less pain than...
The formation and role of chylomicrons in the human body
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Fat or its derivatives are generally considered water insoluble and human blood is a medium, which generally favors water-soluble particles. When a person eats a fat rich diet, the nutrients absorbed in the gut, which largely contain fats, have to be transported via the blood...
Anatomy and physiology of the cervical spine
By: Melody St. John
The spine or the vertebral column is a column normally composed of 33 vertebrae (bony segments forming the spine), of which 24 are articulated (3 sections in the upper portion) and 9 are fused (2 sections in the lower portion). Inside the spinal column is...
The process of absorption of food in the intestine
By: Devon Begg
What's the point of eating food if your body can't use it? The importance of the small intestine can sometimes be forgotten, but this body organ is essential to living a healthy life. It is responsible for the process of absorption. Without it, all the...
The five senses of human beings
By: Jenn Reed
Traditionally, there are five senses; sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Each of the five senses consists of organs with specialized cells that have receptors for specific stimuli. These cells contain links to the nervous system and to the brain. These senses are essential for...

 

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