By: Ben Yeo
A genetic disorder is a disease caused by an abnormality in a person's genetic material. This can be due to a single mutation in a gene, such as cystic fibrosis, or due to a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down's syndrome.A gene is a piece...
By: Kairos
John Cunningham Lilly, M.D.January 6, 1915 September 30, 2001 John Lilly was a revolutionary scientist, doctor, neuroscientist, philosopher, theorist, author, inventor, and explorer of internal realities. He is credited with being the world's foremost delphinologist, inspiring a generation of dolphin researchers and paving...
By: Lance W. Christiansen D.O.
Cancer is a disease which affects many organs and thus many tissue types, but usually the same organs and tissue types are affected in the human being and some are more common than others. Obviously, women experience breast cancer more frequently than men and cervical...
By: Allen Teal
I remember a quarter of a century ago talking with the first person I knew who was undergoing a full knee replacement. He had some grave concerns because his doctor was telling him that it would either be a roaring success or a wheelchair for...
By: C. Hayes
The origin and maintenance of sex has long puzzled evolutionary biologists due to the inherent fitness costs associated with sexual reproductive strategies relative to asexual reproductive strategies. Therefore, elucidation of the benefits of sex in particular environmental scenarios are necessary to explain the overall prevalence...
Why do our bowel movements come out in different colours ?
By: Marc Saleme
Fecal boluses will be of different colors according to what they are composed of, obviously. So we will think about what one has eaten, and we will think about what the body has done with it. Color is a pertinent quality of food, feces, faces...
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
The writer of this article was diagnosed as being Hypotheroidal about six years ago, and has often questioned the treatment that they receive, and the purpose of the thyroid, how it works, what it does. All the answers that have been given in the past...
Why people sleep
By: Bob Trowbridge
We sleep in a regular pattern that runs about every 90 minutes. Four stages of sleep are identified that correspond with three brain wave patterns, alpha, theta, and delta. In the waking state, we spend most of our time in beta, a desynchronous state where...
By: Chris Wickham
The Human Genome Project is a worldwide effort formally initiated in October 1990 which intended to last fifteen years but was completed early in 2003. In general, the project aimed to map the human genome and store the information gathered for further biological and medicinal...
By: Darwin's Beagle
Not many people think about it but contact lenses are classified as medical devices. Millions of people use them. Thousands have problems because of them. The best way of ensuring safe contact lens wear is to explain the dangers of contact lens wear on a...

 

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