How scanning the human genome uncovers genes linked to disease
By: Tami Port MS
Several years ago, the human genome was decoded. This enormous project identified the general order, or sequence, of the building blocks of human DNA. Since that time, DNA scanning technology has significantly advanced our understanding of the relationship between genes and disease. * What Is...
Fossil viruses: Viral genes in the human genome
By: Tami Port MS
The genetic blueprint of every human contains a significant amount of DNA that is not actually human. Dormant fossil viruses have infiltrated our genome. Estimates range from 3 to 8 % of the human genome as being comprised of sections of viral DNA. These and...
By: Helium01
Stem cells are primary cells that can be trained to develop into any human cell tissue (i.e. muscle, skin, brain, etc.). In embryonic stem cell research, stem cells are retrieved from embryos using a process called therapeutic cloning. The descriptions below will outline...
How warts are removed
By: Gillian Taber
What is a wart? Warts are caused by a viral infection. They belong to the family human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts are considered infectious and to be capable of spreading from one part of the body to another. However, it is not uncommon for warts...
Book reviews: Sex, Drugs and Chocolate: The Science of Pleasure, by Paul Martin
By: Magda DH
True to its title, Sex, Drugs and Chocolate is all about pleasure: sensual as well as cerebral, low level and fairly innocent as well as orgiastically excessive and decidedly not-so-innocent. It explores social as well as biological aspects of pleasure and throughout the book the...
Is Cloning Pets a Prelude to Human Cloning
By: Jules Lister
You have to admire the amazing ingenuity and imagination of the Human race which keeps driving us forward to continually find answers to problems that keep presenting themselves. Look at all the things it has allowed us to create and how far we have come...
Exploring brittle diabetes
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Brittle diabetes is known as labile diabetes or unstable diabetes. Persons with this diabetes type have rapid swings in their blood sugars from the extreme highs to the extreme lows. It is very complicated for a doctor to treat, and most people that have brittle...
Would a granddaughter display more genetically inherited traits of their grandmother than their mother would?
By: Renee Morgan
Granddaughters will sometimes show more genetically inherited traits of their grandmother than their mothers, in many families across the world. The funny part is that it is either grandmother, not just the mother's mom. My dad has three daughters with my mother, three out...
What are the differences between reconstructive and cosmetic, plastic surgery
By: Seth Angelic
The question has the different areas of surgery out of place, it should be plastic and reconstructive surgery versus cosmetic surgery. Both of these surgical specialties are recognized by the medical association. The most basic difference between the two fields is that plastic surgery focuses...
The anatomy of the brain
By: Valarie Juntunen
As you will find with almost any field of science, you must start with the smallest components to truly understand how a process works. Therefore, to truly understand the anatomy of the brain, it is best to start with the tissues and cells of which...

 

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