By: Amanda Mittra
Embryonic stem cells (ESC)are cells cultured in a laboratory through the method of in-vitro fertilization or fertilization of the egg and seed in a glass container. It is a combination outside the mother's womb, giving rise to a living embryo externally. This medical breakthrough has...
The possible dangers of gastric bypass surgery
By: Jennifer Kirkman
A lot of people that are morbidly obese elect to have a gastric bypass surgery. But this surgery does not come without at least a few risks that you should be aware of. I'd like to point some of these out. One of the...
The respiratory system
By: Tarek Musslimani
The respiratory system is composed of the nasal cavity, the pharynx, the larynx, the trachea, the bronchi, and the bronchioles which transmit oxygen from air to the alveoli. This is a process which is called ventilation. The bronchi divide distally and become progressively smaller to...
By: John Traveler
The human brain and intelligence it facilitates is without a doubt the most incredible and complex manifestation to be found in the universe. Exactly how the human cognitive facility was manifest and how it works, remain somewhat of an enigma. We know that memories are...
Cloning Spirituality Context Pets Love of Animals Love of Life
By: Rochelle Foulk
Timmy is eleven years old and has come home from school to find his best friend Charles, a Labrador, dead from a heart defect. He is distraught and crying. Charles was his best friend and grew up with Timmy. His mother squats down next...
Why bacterial respiratory infections produce yellow mucus
By: Tami Port MS
The mucus that your body secretes is there to protect you; to prevent particles that can hurt your body from getting inside. But why does it come out of you in a variety of colors?* What Is Mucus Anyway? *Mucus is secreted by all...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Words like epidemic and pandemic are tossed around frequently, especially with the media hype surrounding a potential avian bird flu and with the spread of the H1N1 "swine flu". However, there is a very concrete definition of a pandemic, as defined by major organizations and...
Possible health concerns with public restrooms
By: Loralie Lynn
If you're anything like me, public toilet seats gross you out. The mere thought of sitting on a public toilet seat makes me want to hold my full bladder until I get home. This isn't always a healthy idea when traveling away from home. So...
By: John Traveler
Behavioral genetics is a field of study which deals with animal behaviorism as an attribute of genetic inheritance. To what degree are the attributes of human persona and mannerism the result of developmental and environmental influences and to what degree are they inherited from our...
How new technology predicts the risk of cataracts
By: Vonda J. Sines
Stephen, a 43-year-old engineer, knew his vision had changed a little in the last year. Although he couldn't put his finger on exactly what was different, he suspected that things just didn't look as bright. A trip to his eye doctor revealed nothing out of...

 

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