By: Lynn Robling
Bright’s Disease is a condition of the kidneys. Specifically it affects the blood vessels of the kidneys causing chronic inflammation. An indicator of this condition is the presence of protein (albumin) in the urine. This condition was named for Richard Bright who discovered the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The most reasonable explanation for the halt to bird flu research at sites around the world is that a mutated and more virulent strain of flu has been created and it could escape the labs. The Independent reported that 39 researchers from around the world...
Pinealocytes and their function
By: Allienne Becker
Pinealocytes are the primary cells of the pineal gland. Their function is to produce melatonin, a hormone that has very beneficial effects on the human body. Long regarded as a mystery gland and connected it to myths, superstition, and even metaphysical concepts, the philosopher Descartes...
Pinealocytes and their function
By: Blaise Pascal
The pineal gland is part of the endocrine system and like the other endocrine glands; it is responsible for releasing hormones in the body. Similar to the other organs in the body, the pineal gland has specialized cells. The primary cells of the pineal gland...
By: Stine Andersen
Botox is well known for treating facial wrinkles, but this drug is now used to treating some kind of eye problems as well. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Botox to treat diplopia, commonly known as blurred vision, as well as treating strabismus which...
The three types of human hair
By: Viven Yeo
Three types of hair Hair is a keratinized filament produced from hair follicles in the skin. Three different types of hair can be found in humans: lanugo hair, vellus hair and terminal hair. Lanugo hair Lanugo hair is fine, long silky hair that is found...
Inflammation: A tool of the immune system
By: Jacquie Schmall
The process by which the human body brings more immune system, and more nutritive activity to the site of an injury or infection is known as the inflammatory process, and the result is inflammation. Let us consider two aspects of Inflammation. Acute Inflammation: The quick...
Hip replacement surgery: Posterior vs. anterior approach
By: Viven Yeo
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that joins the femur to the pelvis. The ball is the head of femur, which inserts itself into the socket called the acetabulum of the pelvis. The hip joint supports a large part of the weight...
New 'bone putty' that heals fractures in days not months
By: Terrence Aym
Sounding like something out of a futuristic science fiction film, researchers have created an incredible new "putty" that turbo-charges healing in fractured bones.How it worksA team of University of Georgia (UGA) Regenerative Bioscience Center scientists worked in tandem, with veterinary scientist, Dr. John Peroni...
By: Punkin
By the young age of 33, I have endured seventeen surgeries. I want to share my experience of recovery in hopes of helping someone else who may be facing an upcoming surgery. If your health permits it have all household chores completed and bills paid...

 

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