Diagnosis and treatment of fibrocystic disease
By: Blaise Pascal
Though not an actual disease, fibrocystic disease is an ailment that many women have right before the onset of their menstrual period. The condition is often called fibrocystic change or fibrocystic breasts and is characterized by pain, swelling, tenderness, and lumps in the breasts that...
By: Wendy S. Melton
Stems cells are cells that start as a basic blank slate. They can grow and develop into several different types of cells depending on the factors that influence them. Stem cells that come from the retina pigment epithelium can be used to produce not only...
The three main types of muscles
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
There are three main types of muscles in the human body. They´re strong elastic tissues that contract to allow different parts of the body to perform movement, such as jumping, walking, breathing, digesting food, blinking, etc. Most of muscle contractions occur without any conscious...
The three main types of muscles
By: William Draper
Muscle cells contain long strands of the proteins actin and myosin. Nerve impulses sent to the cells cause a chemical response which suddenly and dramatically shortens the fibers, changing the cell shape and and creating a contraction in the muscle. The body contains three distinct...
Why Indian tuberculosis cases 'can't be cured'
By: Gulrukh Tausif
World Health Organization has rushed teams of doctors to Hinduja National Hospital in Mumbai, India, where 12 cases of totally drug resistant or TDR mode of tuberculosis have been reported. Three patients are now dead. India has become one of the few countries in the...
By: Melissa Harber
Most Americans of a certain age remember getting vaccinations at the doctor. These "shots" were usually feared, or at least thought unpleasant by children, who had no idea how they could be helping them stay healthy. Yet vaccines have severely reduced the rates of childhood...
The function of the thalamus
By: Viven Yeo
The thalamus is located in the diencephalon, which consists of the epithalamus, the thalamus, the subthalamus and the hypothalamus. The diencephalon is situated between the cerebral hemispheres and the brain stem. The thalamus is the largest part of the diencephalon. The thalamus has multiple functions...
The function of the thalamus
By: Catherine Loeffler
The Human Thalamus: A Data-Gatherer and Information Relay Station Second to None The term relay; it can refer to a baton-transferring race, or a transmitting beacon. It can also refer to any one of a number of ways in which information proceeds from point A...
Anatomy: Structure of the vocal cords
By: Lynn Robling
Vocal cords or folds are located in the throat of humans. Specifically they are in the larynx near the trachea. Vocal cords are actually folds of mucus membranes or tissue that stretch and vibrate to help produce sounds. These vocal folds are primarily muscle tissue...
Anatomy: Structure of the vocal cords
By: Matthew Adams - 614107
The vocal cords, or vocal folds, are dual folding membranes. These folds are stretched horizontally over the larynx in order to create the vibrations required to make sound. These folds are controlled by the vagus nerve and are located at the top of the trachea...

 

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