By: J. Lang Wood
The human body depends on the ability of cells to reproduce to restore the cells that are lost and damaged through injury, disease and normal body processes. Cells usually have all the information contained within them to provide the right kind of cells for the...
How technology will enhance the human species
By: Christyl Rivers
You are likely reading this on a device given you by technology. Human nature combined with natural components drive technology. Provided that people of earth all get the memo (and join earth rather than just beating her) more and more enhancement of the human body...
By: Lawanda Shieldsl
The human body is made up of trillion of cells. These cells follow a life cycle in which they grow, reproduce, and eventually die. Cancer cells do not follow this normal pattern. Instead of dying when they become damaged, cancer cells continue to grow and...
By: Ashley Smith - 638444
Kidney dialysis is a treatment that artificially replicates the behaviors of the kidneys. The kidneys are a vital piece in the renal system and the overall operation of the human body. Among other functions kidneys take part in the disposal of waste and excess fluids...
Why Chagas Disease is being called 'The New HIV/AIDS of the Americas'
By: Elizabeth M Young
Chagas Disease is not a sexually transmitted disease, like HIV, which causes AIDS, but the disease is spreading throughout the Americas, often without being detected for decades. Chagas Disease originates with bites from winged insects called reduvid bugs or "kissing bugs". These bugs carry a...
By: Brad Vandenheuvel
The two current treatment options for a failed kidney are dialyses and kidney transplantation. A successful transplant can offer patients a more comfortable and convenient life than those who require dialyses, but only a limited number of people are fit for a transplant. Many people...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Body fluid composition is important because bodies are made of fluid. Water is very important in moving blood to the different organs. Without water, a person dies in just a few days. People can go without food for much longer periods of time than...
By: Charles Ray
An autopsy is an examination of a body after death to evaluate disease or injury and to determine the cause of death. There are a number of situations where such a medical examination is required; and others where it is advisable. Autopsies, also known as...
By: Emily Einolander
Human decomposition is as macabre as it is natural and inevitable. A body breaking down after its system has ceased to function is as interesting and as raw of a function as watching a live birth, or watching one animal stalk and kill another. Knowing...
What are the two types of kidney dialysis?
By: Viven Yeo
The function of the kidneys is to filter blood and remove toxic waste products. The kidneys excrete the toxic waste products as urine. When the kidneys fail, toxic waste products accumulate in the blood and can cause death. Dialysis is a method of treating kidney...

 

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