Book reviews: The 10,000 Year Explosion, by Gregory Cochroan and Henry Harpending
By: Art Young
The 150 year anniversary of Charles Darwin's seminal book on evolution, "The Origin of the Species," is an appropriate time for an important expansion on his ideas. This has come in the form of "The 10,000 Year Explosion" by Gregory Cochran and Henry...
An overview of red biotechnology
By: Wendy R.
Biotechnology can be defined as the use of biological processes to manipulate living organisms to develop and create products useful in medicine, agriculture and more.Biotechnology has been around since ancient times. Back in prehistoric times, yeast was used to help raise bread, and to...
Exploring the main causes of cancer
By: Karen Williams
Thanks to a friend for this question:"My good gal friend just found out she has stage 3 throat cancer - which hasn't yet been confirmed, but her doctor is a specialist and was pretty certain. I would like to see her more open to Law...
By: Indu Sastri
Embryonic stem cell research is a vastly controversial but highly prospective line of study for scientists, trying to break into alternative methods of treating diseases.Recent work by three different groups of scientists seems to have found a solution that could potentially satisfy and bridge...
Introduction to the human cell
By: Janette Peel
You cells are the smallest unit of your body and are responsible for the most fundamental processes in life, such as breathing, moving and reproducing.Every tissue in your body is made up of groups of cells with specialized functions, linked by intricate systems of...
Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Safe
By: Charles Garcia
Here is a topic where it is of the highest importance to have access to good data and leave one's judgments at the door. The issue in this particular topic is the "safety" of the gastric bypass procedure. When talking about the relative safety of...
A rational explanation of hallucinations
By: Bob Seery
When I first began reading the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan there was an approving reference in his 1950's seminar on "The Psychoses" to the famed "Seglasian revolution" . Dr. Jules Seglas was a turn of the century psychiatrist who made the observation that many on his wards...
Structure and function of the parathyroid gland
By: Tarek Musslimani
The parathyroid gland in humans is a 4 glands that are situated in the posterior or behind the thyroid gland. There is a capsule of connective tissue that separates the parathyroid gland from the thyroid gland.The parathyroid gland is supplied with blood from the...
Tips on preparing for surgery
By: Silva Payne
Some would say that having no fore warning of surgery is the best way to undergo such a procedure.There is no time to worry over the outcome or often no long period of pain leading up to it. However, most people do have surgery...
Hookworms: Symptoms and treatments
By: Frances Stanford
The term hookworm applies to any of a group of small threadlike worms that live as parasites in man and many other mammals. There are two common varieties of hookworms the American hookworm and the European hookworm. The American variety is found in the southeastern...

 

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