What is the nervous system and how does it work?
By: Tarek Musslimani
Due to its very complicated structure, the nervous system is involved in almost every function in the body. Examples of the enormous number of functions of the nervous system include the processing and storing of memory which is done in a special structure of the...
What is the digestive system and how does it work?
By: Tarek Musslimani
The digestive system is that part of the body which specializes in the digestion and absorption of nutrients in the body. It is composed of several segments that each has a special function that is related to the process of digestion. The process of digestion...
By: Tami Port MS
Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles; a condition that can result from many different causes. The bumps, commonly called “hot tub itch”, occur shortly after spending time in a not-so-sanitary pool or hot tub, and are caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
Obesity is linked to an increased risk of fibromyalgia
By: Andrea Parker
Fibromyalgia has been a mysterious illness for quite some time. Years ago, many physicians even doubted that Fibromyalgia was "real." Now however, Fibromyalgia is accepted as a true, although perplexing illness. The cause and the cure are as yet unknown. However, recently a link...
By: Tarek Musslimani
With few exceptions such as that which occurs with muscle cells and neurons of the nervous system in which case these cells connot regenerate or divide, all other cells of the body are able to regenerate and divide. Cells in the human body have each...
Approaches to solving the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics
By: Bob Lloyd
Our traditional antibiotics are becoming less effective at fighting bacterial infections because they are evolving and becoming resistant.Bacteria multiply at very high rates which means that any mutations that occur, can be replicated in a very short space of time. If one mutation means...
Overview of types of cells in the nervous system
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, the types and functions of cells in the nervous system are discussed. There are in the human nervous system two types of cells that have completely different functions in the body. These are: Neurons and neuroglia. Neurons are the functional cells of...
Understanding the human brain
By: John Smith
Down to the last hair follicle. Voluntary and involuntary. From catching a baseball to reading a book to pumping blood and breathing, your brain is the center of control for all of your bodily functions. It controls your movement through a system of complex nerves...
The association of neurexin-3 with waist circumference points to a link between obesity and addiction
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Obesity is characterized by the presence of excess fatty tissue, called adipose, which usually accumulates around the waist. People with a larger waist circumference are considered more obese and are often of a higher weight and higher cardiovascular risk; obesity is a major health concern...
Functions of nephrons in human beings
By: Tarek Musslimani
The nephron is the functional unit of the kidney. It is the site where blood is filtered and urine is formed. There are approximately one million nephrons in each kidney in humans. The nephron is divided anatomically into several segments. These are: The glomerulus which...

 

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