How does the neuron function in human anatomy?
By: Paul Brodie
Every action or non-action in the body is controlled by the brain. Neurons are the cells that communicate between the brain and the other parts of the body. Neurons, like other cells, have a cell body, which is called the soma. Inside of the soma...
How researchers resurrected the 1918 pandemic influenza strain
By: D. Vogt
Since 2005, in an impressive if somewhat chilling feat, American researchers have "resurrected" the particular variant of influenza responsible for the deadliest pandemic ever, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. The achievement was initially announced in the important scientific publication Nature in October 2005 under the...
Factors that affect blood flow
By: Paul Manalo
If a person can just see with bionic eyes, he or she would see that our body is filled with blood. Blood flow is very important in maintaining homeostasis or balance in a person’s normal functioning. Any alteration in blood flow could lead to...
By: John Louie Ramos
Geriatric nursing is a specialized field of nursing that deals with the proper care and hospitalization services to geriatric or aged patients. Specialized and distinct nursing procedures are needed in dealing with aged individuals as they require greater and more sensible attention. Needless to say...
Cambridge laboratory claims to discover cure for the common cold
By: Terrence Aym
An age-old dream of the human race may have finally been realized. Painstaking research conducted by brilliant researchers at the Cambridge Laboratory of Molecular Biology proved that the body's own immune system has the ability to destroy the cold virus within human cells.Thought by...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a cholecystectomy? Cholecystectomy is the procedure to remove the gallbladder when it is inflamed and gives rise to relevant symptoms. In the traditional approach, a 5 – 8 cm cut will be placed on your upper abdomen and the surgeon will locate the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is ERPC? ERPC stands for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and is one of the many endoscopic techniques used in detecting upper gastrointestinal structural problems through non invasive means. The procedure involves the passing of an endoscopy tube, which is a wire like structure with a...
By: Carston Roach
Colorblindness actually is not normally caused by eye damage, a common misconception. Rather, people with colorblindness usually have some form of DNA disorder, although it is, rarely, caused by brain, eye, or nerve damage. Colorblindness is the source of many jokes, as well. When I...
Introduction to the structure of the eye
By: Paul Gravestock
The human eye is an interesting optical system a sphere roughly 24mm in diameter held in place by the sclera a white fibrous shell (Ackerman 1962). The anterior portion of the eye consists of first the cornea which, with a refractive index of n≈1...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Arterial blood gas analysis or ABGA is a test performed by clinicians in patients whom are having respiratory problems which need close observation. The analysis will indicate the concentration (partial pressure) of oxygen, carbon dioxide, bicarbonate in the blood, the pH level of the same...

 

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