An overview of muscles in the neck
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The neck muscles are responsible for head movement, head posture, swallowing (pharyngeal) and speaking (laryngeal), and are even integrated with jaw movement. They are supported by the cervical vertebrae, collarbone (also known as the clavicle), and sternum, giving the muscles of the neck multiple roles...
Anatomy and physiology of the cervical spine
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The cervical spine consists of the first seven vertebrae of the spine (C1-C7), starting at the base of the skull. This part of the spine provides support for the head, holding it above the shoulders via the neck, as well as providing the ability to...
By: Jennifer Boyd
For those who have never had cancer or have never had someone close to them have this dreadful disease, it is hard to understand what radiation therapy is and how it is used to fight cancer. The National Cancer Institute describes radiation therapy as using...
Harvard scientists stunning achievement: Age reversal in mice
By: Terrence Aym
In the fields of longevity and aging research, a research team has announced a breakthrough that may be one of the most significant in medical history. Harvard scientists have successfully reversed the aging process and show how they did it in a remarkable study published...
By: Leigh Goessl
In a revolutionary discovery researchers are now able to see clearer images of what transpires inside a person's brain when they lose consciousness. These images, produced by 3-D imaging, illuminated for doctors and scientists what goes on inside the brain when it falls out of...
Causes of lymphadenopathy
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Lymphadenopathy is the presence of enlarged lymph nodes, and it is often accompanied by tenderness, redness, and warmth at the location of the swollen node. This disorder can occur in a broad range of benign and malignant conditions, ranging from exposure to a virus to...
Basic facts on chlamydia bacteria
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Chlamydia is a genus of bacteria in the Verrucomicrobia group. According to the Microbe Wiki supported by Kenyon College, the various strains of chlamydia vary by nearly 200 genes. Though they are classified as gram-negative bacteria, they are actually difficult to type. They are closely...
Causes of lymphadenopathy
By: Zain Arif
Although lymphadenopathy often raises concerns of serious illness, it is in most cases a result of relatively benign infections. The human body has approximately six hundred lymph nodes, of which only those in certain regions are palpable in a healthy individual. Lymphadenopathy is a condition...
Basic facts on chlamydia bacteria
By: Jennifer Boyd
There are probably not a lot of people in this day and age who have not heard about sexually transmitted diseases and how to avoid them. Chlamydia is one of the most common of sexually transmitted diseases that are reported in the United States. Chlamydia...
By: Fate Tertium
Scattered throughout the bodies are the lymph nodes, fortresses of the body that guard against pathogens or foreign substances that manage to find their way into the body tissue. Within each of these lymph nodes are thousands of lymphocytes, white blood cells which play a...

 

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