Risk factors of having surgery
By: Gabrielle Schrader
Oftentimes people forget about the various factors associated with having surgery. However, it is important to remember the risk facts of having surgery before you consent to having surgery. Of course, some things will and can only be fixed by undergoing surgery. Yet some things...
How genetics affects your looks
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Everything about the human body is determined by genetics, even one’s looks. Within each human cell is the genetic code in the form of DNA. DNA is basically made of four chemical components called nucleotides that occur in seemingly random sequences. Segments of sequence...
How does the neuron function in human anatomy?
By: Tarek Musslimani
Neurons are cells of the nervous system which are specialized in the transmission of electric signals between cells of the nervous system, such as the sensory sensation of pain and the sensation of temperature changes in the skin. This differentiates these cells from other cells...
By: John Atchison
There are few issues that get the blood flowing between groups like those of Abortion or embryonic stem cell research (ESC). For decades, Abortion has divided this country unlike almost any other issue; we equal amounts of people protesting their point of views on each...
By: Danelle Karth
Heartburn can be a burning and aching in the chest. It can make you feel as though you are going crazy, can distract you from everyday life, and can even keep you awake at night. Because heartburn can make life horrible, it is great to...
Structure and function of cytoplasm
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The cytoplasm is the cytosol of the human cell – the cell substance in the interior of the cell. Humans are eukaryotes, meaning that their cells have an outer plasma membrane and organelles and nucleus inside. The cytoplasm is sometimes described as being “jelly-like&rdquo...
Microfluidics: A ten minute blood test
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Microfluidics is a technology or approach that utilizes or studies small fluid samples. Generally, microfluidics involves manipulating the sample in channels that measure only tens of millimeters across. This technology is present on a chip – a form that has become commonplace in recent decades...
How scientists are creating fat-friendly meat with transgenics
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered to be “healthy” fats. Found mainly in fish, these fats have been linked to beneficial cardiovascular effects and other health benefits, such as a decreased risk of cancer and diabetes and a positive effect on inflammatory disorders. However, most...
Enviropig: How transgenics is making a cleaner pig
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Pig waste is a problem for both farmers and the environment. Pigs are unable to digest phytate, a phosphorus compound that makes up 50 to 75 percent of the phosphorus content of the grains and plants eaten as dietary staples by these animals. The phytate...
Structure and function of the female prostate
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The female prostate is better known as the Skene’s gland, though the colloquial term was accepted for descriptive anatomic use in 2001. It is gland tissue found in the region known as the G-spot, a controversial anatomical location along the vagina that was described...

 

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