10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Susan Smalls
The human body is filled with astonishing facts. To think that we were all a single cell that continually split into the trillions of cells that make us who we are today is pretty amazing in itself. Along with this, there are a plethora of...
What the human genome endeavor revealed about Parkinsonism
By: Effie Moore Salem
Parkinsonism is a progressive neurological disease process in humans. In its path it decreases dopamine and other cellular chemicals necessary for effective nerve health. Previously, or prior to the latest findings, Parkinsonism was thought to be environmental in origin since no genetic studies pointed to...
The purpose and technique of immuno-blotting
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Immunoblotting is a process in which antibodies are used to detect proteins, utilizing the antigen-antibody interactions of immunity. Western blot and Dot blot are two immunoblotting methods. This technique can answer a number of different questions depending on the approach - determining if proteins are...
How taste receptors in the airway protect against inhalation of toxic substances
By: Aanya Rose
How Taste Receptors in the Airway Protect Against Inhalation of Toxic Substances Taste receptors, also known as taste buds, serve many distinct purposes. First and foremost, taste receptors serve as tools that help guard the body against ingestion of toxic substances. Most people assume that...
Pros and cons of anticoagulants
By: Jeff Mcclung
Human blood is in a constant battle to maintain the ability to quickly seal a damaged blood vessel through clot formation while ensuring that unwanted clots aren’t created that could lead to disability or death. Human bodies are continually adapting and modifying their responses...
By: Wendy S. Melton
Pain is one of the body's most effective diagnostic tools. As a symptom, it can be a direct indicator to the original cause of the body's malfunction or illness. Different types of pain allow a physician to determine whether the problem is acute or chronic...
By: Lancelot Tucker
Over the years, scientists and medical professionals have made a number of breakthroughs in Parkinson’s disease. Though some people with the disease seem to be deteriorating steadily, still many people are not giving up hope. They feel that with time scientists will gain greater...
What are platelets?
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Platelets (thrombocytes) are irregularly shaped colorless corpuscles that circulate in the blood. The function of platelets is to prevent bleeding (hemostasis). Each platelet contains within them, compounds that enable them to stick to each other and to a damaged vessel wall. When a vessel gets...
Scientific explanation of the common cold
By: Jack Merrywell
The common cold is in many ways mysterious. One of the milder infections of the upper respiratory tract, the cure for this viral disease has eluded medical science for decades. Given its prevalence and its somewhat innocuous-seeming set of symptoms, it is at first glance...
The relationship between antioxidant intake and stroke risk
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Everyone knows that antioxidants come with many perks. Antioxidants are the proverbial bottom feeders of human bodies; they ‘eat’ all the free radicals that collect within the body. Free radicals can create a destructive process in human cells, causing the molecules within the cells...

 

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