A guide on RNA types
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Ribonucleic acid, known by its acronym RNA, is a sequence of chemical code complementary to the more famous DNA. Similar to DNA, four nucleotides make up the RNA sequence – adenine (A), uracil (U, the counterpart to thymine, T, in DNA), cytosine (C), and guanine...
Side effects of gases used for general anesthesia
By: M. L. Kiser
Surgeries are done every single day throughout the world. No one even thinks twice about having an appendix or gall bladder removed anymore. People worldwide have dental work done and are anesthetized, cataracts are removed, even when cosmetic surgery is done, most people consider that...
Function and importance of the auditory cortex
By: Rose Mueni
The auditory cortex is defined as “the part of the brain that process sensory information in the form of sound”. It has the important function of processing and understanding different sounds. This means that it identifies, classifies and gives meaning to the different sounds...
By: Can Tran
Those that have underwent surgery or some potentially painful procedure would have to be placed under a general anesthetic. When under anesthesia, you are not awake or conscious enough to know what the doctors and nurses are doing to you. While under anesthesia, things can...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The so called Philadelphia chromosome is an abnormal nuclear structure present in most cases of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and to a lesser extent in other types of leukemia, most notably acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). The origin of the term Philadelphia chromosome simply reflects...
The phenomenon of episodic memory
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Episodic memory is the phenomenon of being able to recall experiences in the past. Some have descriptively dubbed it “mental time travel”. Episodic memory is different from all other memory systems because it takes place in the past, built by the what, when, and...
How the circulatory system works
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The terms 'circulatory system' and 'cardiovascular system' are often used interchangeably. Although the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovasculature) comprise the core components of the circulatory system, we'll see that several other organs (in particular the lungs, liver, kidneys, and adrenal glands) play vital roles...
Differences between the male and female pelvis
By: Chris Danilo
Differences in male and female physiology and structure have a long evolutionary past. As modern science has theorized of our “Hunter and Gatherer” ancestors, a few contemporary facts have surfaced as evidence for our explanations. Essentially, since men were the perceived “Hunters” they...
By: Alainna DePoalo
Sinus surgery recovery takes about a week to ten days. This week of suffering is well worth the time to be spent living beyond recovery, with much less sinus trouble. Recovery is simple and can easily be spent in bed. Catching up on rest will...
Functions of lipids in the human body
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Lipids serve three main functions in the human body: first, as an energetically cheap way to store metabolic fuel for long periods of time; second, as the main structural component of cell membranes; and third, as the precursor of steroid hormones and other molecules involved...

 

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