By: Bruce Tyson
New brain research shows abused children have an altered brain chemistry that can permanently alter their lives. The new information suggests new advances for the treatment of psychological issues like stress and depression could be just around the corner. The study found in the Journal...
By: G E Barr
GENETICS 101The nucleus in each and every one of your cells carries a lot of detailed information about its particular anatomy and collectively it forms a physical encyclopedia of the individual you. DNA is the primary source of intelligence data and it is found inside...
Disorders of the endocrine system
By: David James - 468716
Endocrine disorders are usually manifested by an over or under production of hormones that manage/control the functions of various body systems. The endocrine system alongside the immune system is the communication system of the human body. Glands and cells that synthesize and release hormones constitute...
The role of connective tissue in the skeletal system
By: Annie Haycock
The defining characteristic of connective tissue is that it comprises an extra-cellular matrix with a few cells. That means it is found within the body, but outside of the cells that form organs. The few cells that are found within the matrix are mobile &ndash...
Anatomical characteristics of men
By: Sammy Stein
It can sometimes be difficult to put your finger on what characterises a man, particularly if you are an ardent follower of men like me. However, after years of research and seeking answers I have created a characterisitc definition which should help you identify them...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is hip replacement surgery? Hip joint is one of the most important joints in the body which helps in mobility as well as in bearing of weight and many disease conditions can affect the joint and hinder its performance. Among these causes, fractures, arthritis...
Understanding the human brain
By: Patrick Sharkey
Matter and consciousness; the brain and the effects of the brain, understanding this has been a fundamental task for philosophers for millennia, whether the souke of Aristotle, Cartesian dualism, Kan'ts transcendental idealism, psychology or neurology, it has never abated. To understand how the brain works...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Blood transfusion is a life saving procedure in many instances and in other instances it is considered vital to manage a patents good health. Although there are several risks involved in receiving blood, possibilities are much less with modern day screening procedures and with newer...
Is human cloning too close for comfort?
By: Christyl Rivers
Human cloning is too close for comfort. But then, so was the atom bomb we dropped on Hiroshima a while back. The cold war was not comfortable for many of us, and the effort, time, energy and billions spent may or may not have been...
MRI and fMRI: How they work and the differences between structural and functional images
By: Paul Gravestock
Is MRI a Functional or Structural imaging technique? MRI is a versatile imaging method and can be used for imaging both complex structures or it can be used for functional imaging; this is referred to as functional MRI (fMRI). The main difference between MRI and...

 

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