Diseases more prevalent in specific ethnicities
By: Hannah Russell
In the United States’ Declaration of Independence, it states that “all men are created equal.” This may be true in the way that we deal with one another, but unfortunately, health and physiology would beg to differ. Our health and the way that...
Political Setbacks Touched Stem Cell Research
By: Hannah Russell
In the past few years, stem cell transplants have successfully treated leukemia, tissue and skin have been grown from stem cells for skin grafts, and much more. Good thing there has been a lot of political funding for stem cells! What about all those people...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Sandra Piddock
The human body is a miraculous machine. With around 206 bones and 650 muscles, and a heart which is around the size of a grapefruit, the body keeps people moving, breathing and functioning with little or no outside help. That in itself is something of...
The role of hormones in the human body
By: Sue Rebecca
For the proper growth and development of the human body, for the regulation of energy levels and other vital body functions, and for the ability to produce offspring in male and female, as well as for the maintenance of various metabolic processes in the body...
An introduction to cognitive science
By: K. L. Hosking
The study of Cognitive Psychology relies in large part on neuroscientific data. Information derived from scans of the brain is used extensively to determine which parts of the brain are responsible for certain cognitive functions. The use of modern technology to scan the brains of...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Nan C Avery
Think about the human body. What is 5 + 5? Did you know that it took 10 watts of power to complete this simple task? Most light bulbs are 100 watts of power to light a room. A person uses one-tenth of a 100 watt...
The role of hormones in the human body
By: Ann Major
Hormones in the body are chemical messengers that relate signals or information from one set of cells to another. Specific hormones are secreted by a collection of glands which form the Endocrine System. Together, over 50 hormones serve to regulate various bodily processes such as...
Difference between respiration and breathing
By: Jeff Mcclung
The Difference Between Breathing and RespirationHumans, as well as all multi-cellular organisms on Earth, depend upon oxygen to produce the large quantities of energy necessary for life and intelligence. This oxygen must be transported from the atmosphere outside out bodies to the mitochondria, the cellular...
Different types of muscles and muscle movements
By: Jeff Mcclung
While there are three types of muscle tissue (smooth muscles, cardiac muscles, and skeletal muscles) only the skeletal muscles are under our voluntary control. The smooth muscles of the digestive tract and blood vessels, for example, function below our consciousness and the cardiac muscle responds...
Why platelets are important
By: Cicely Richard
Platelets are the smallest of three major blood cell type, which also includes red and white blood cells. Produced in the bone marrow, tiny, irregularly-shaped platelets circulate in the bloodstream and help blood clot when wounded and prevent excessive bleeding. The University of Oklahoma Health...

 

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