Study: Microbes in navel like a 'tropical forest'
By: Terrence Aym
A tropical rain forest of creepy-crawly things infest the belly-buttons of every human on Earth!That's the shocking finding revealed in an in-depth study that discovered thousands of different bacteria make navels their home-sweet-home.The determined researchers at North Carolina State University dug deep past...
What is microchimerism?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Microchimerism is the existence of two genetically distinct and separately derived cell lines within the same individual or organ. However, among the two cell lines, one cell line exists at a much lower concentration than the more dominant cell line. The term is derived from...
Is the appendix a useful organ?
By: Sun Meilan
The appendix is a small, worm-shaped organ that lies at the junction of the small and large intestine. Its purpose has long been debated, with many medical experts suggesting that it has no use at all, while others believe it may store ‘good’ bacteria...
Why is the liver considered an excretory organ?
By: Patricia Jankowski
The liver, which is the largest organ in the human body, weighs about 3 pounds and is located in the upper right part of the abdominal cavity. It has two lobes, which are separated by a ligament. It plays a wide variety of roles in...
The average brain and a killer's brain: Is there a difference?
By: Merryl Lentz
The mind of a killer seems like a sinister labyrinth, its dark, twisted recesses pulsating with primal, animalistic bloodlust. Are killers born with a perverse craving for inflicting unspeakable suffering upon others, or do these horrific tendencies develop with time? While the answer to this...
The average brain and a killer's brain: Is there a difference?
By: Rena Sherwood
More studies are coming out showing the many physical differences between the brains of murderers and psychopaths and brains or "normal" people. It’s hoped that isolating the causes could lead to treatments to fix those changes and possibly prevent murderers from killing again. Although...
Vesalius's approach to human anatomy
By: Patricia Jankowski
Andreas Vesalius, a Flemish physician, was born on December 31st, 1514, in Brussels, Belgium. He is known as the father of modern anatomy. He was born into a wealthy family that was deeply involved in science and medicine, and was inspired at an early age...
By: Mayja Ignacio
According to merriam-webster.com, the heart is “a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood.” The heart is an important part of the circulatory system, aside from the...

 

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