Anatomical similarities between humans and chimpanzees
By: Mari Mckee
Humans and chimpanzees both come from the family of hominids (members of the taxonomic family known in biology as Hominidae) Hominids are considered the most intelligent biological family on earth. Chimpanzees are humans closet relatives. When it comes to comparing DNA sequences of individual genes...
Major surgery advancements of the last twenty years
By: Edwin Hord
During the past two decades, three technologies have introduced drastic changes in the way pioneers in surgery meet the needs of some of their more unique patients. At the top of the list is anesthesiology. Most of the major surgical advancements in recent years would...
By: Mari Mckee
The mapping of the human genome in 2003, through The Human Genome Project, is one of the most important medical discoveries of all times. The human genome, in conjunction with cancer genomics, is presently being studied by researchers. As reported by the American Cancer Institute...
Anatomical similarities between humans and chimpanzees
By: Rosemary F. Scott
The chimpanzee is, without a doubt, the closest living relative to the human being. With a difference of a little more than 1% in our DNA codes, chimps are in fact genetically closer to humans than they are to gorillas. The chimpanzee's skeleton matches bone...
What went wrong when hospitals and clinics began treating medicine as a business?
By: Barbara Guess
To change the focus from patient care to money is the most obvious mistake. A business, however customer orientated has a primary objective of making money, whereas a service is about providing care and treatment at the optimum level available. Where in society did human...
Anatomical similarities between humans and chimpanzees
By: Muneer Moosa Dhamani
Similarities and differences, whether anatomical, cytological or genetic, depend on the evolutionary history of organisms. Organisms that are more closely related to us i.e. belong to the same genus or family, have a more similar genetic composition and a common ancestor in their evolutionary...
Virgin Islands blood-sucking parasite oddly named after Bob Marley
By: Leigh Goessl
A newly discovered blood-sucking parasite was discovered in the eastern Caribbean Sea and has recently been named after the famed reggae musician, Bob Marley. Scientists made the announcement on July 10. The previously unknown species belongs to a family of parasites called gnathiids and the...
What the pituitary gland does
By: Nicola King
What is it? The pituitary gland is part of the body’s system for regulating functions such as temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. It is sometimes called the “master gland” because it plays a role in regulating the function of other glands within...
What the pituitary gland does
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The pituitary gland is a pea sized region of specialized endocrine cells and neurons located behind the optic chiasm and enclosed in a bony structure called the sella turcica, or Turkish saddle. Although the pituitary is often called the “master gland” of the endocrine...
Are personalities determined by genetics or chance?
By: John D Carmack
The old debate of nature vs nurture continues to rage on today. While the pendulum has swung back and forth between the two, there are studies that show strong correlations of personality traits within families. However, it is not a 100% correlation, so that leaves...

 

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