The science behind a baby's eye color
By: Unwirklich VinZant
It's normal for parents to dream and imagine what their new baby may look like. One trait that often gets a great deal of pondering is the tint of the windows to the soul, eye color. While it may be impossible to determine what color...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is Rhinovirus? Rhinovirus belongs to the group of viruses known as Piconavirus and thus falls in to the same family as the polio virus. But, the rhinovirus is of minimal virulence type and therefore would not cause a serious infection as polio. When considering...
Interesting facts about the brain
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Your brain is the portion of the central vertebrate nervous system that lies within the skull below it, which it is continuous with the spinal cord. The brain is enveloped by meninges in the same manner as the spinal cord. It almost completely fills the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a bone marrow biopsy? Bone marrow is the area in our body which produces blood cells including the red blood cells, white blood cells and the platelets. Bone marrow is located in certain bones of the body and among them; the most accessible...
Basal metabolic rate explained
By: D. Vogt
The basal metabolic rate, or BMR, is a measurement of the rate at which a person's body uses energy at a moderate temperature, in the absence of strenuous physical activity, and without digesting food. It is related to a similar measure, the resting metabolic rate...
Newest technology in heart stents
By: Laura Lamp King
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic Inc's new "baby" Integrity; a new, more flexible, artery-bracing bare metal stent.The world's largest medical device maker Medtronic Inc., based in Findley, MN reports that that the new stent, made from continuous sinusoid technology, will...
Picornavirus: The smallest animal viruses
By: D. Vogt
A picornavirus is a member of the Picornaviridae family of viruses, which are some of the smallest RNA viruses known to exist. Their single strand of RNA contains only a few thousand base-pairs - half that of influenza viruses like the H1N1 "swine" flu virus...
How Moebius syndrome affects the facial nerves
By: Michael Smoker
Moebius syndrome is a congenital condition in which several nerves or muscles in the head are non-functional or only partly functional. First identified in the late 19th century, it has been documented in only about 300 cases in the English-speaking world since then. The cause...
Types of doctors that specialize in lymphoma
By: D. Vogt
Lymphoma is a cancer (actually, a set of cancers) which attack cells in the body's immune system, or lymphatic system. The care team for a person diagnosed with lymphoma will typically involve at least three types of doctors. First, a general practitioner or family doctor...
Natural pheromones that humans produce
By: Vilie Farah
We have all heard or seen ads about perfumes that contain pheromones. Such fragrances are supposed to make you irresistible. Pheromones are actually small organic molecules which act as a form of connection between two individuals. Special glands in the human body are responsible for...

 

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