How the spleen works
By: Eve Redstone
The spleen is a non-vital organ in the body, by which I mean that a person can survive without it. It is not a useless part of the body, as the appendix is, but we are quite capable of living without it.The spleen is...
The purpose of earwax
By: Jonte Rhodes
Ear wax also called Cerumen, is something that every person has to some degree. It is secreted from the ear canal and can also be found in other mammals as well as humans, where it serves the same purpose. Ear wax is made up of...
What causes sneezing?
By: Jonte Rhodes
Sneezing is something that we have all experienced, regularly in our lives. It is a process that the body uses to expel unwanted material from the nasal passages that might have gotten caught up there. It is a reflux response and cannot be voluntarily carried...
Medical Technology: Living to 100 and beyond
By: Steve Lussing
There is no denying that in a civilized society with a sensible and coherent health care strategy we find that people are living longer and longer over time. It follows then that people living in the most technologically and socially advanced nations will have the...
By: Nancy Lynam
Medical errors do happen and will continue to happen. While I'd like to think that most are not done intentionally, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to put our lives in the hands of doctors. Unless a doctor is in his own practice and not...
The anatomy of the brain
By: Leigh Goessl
The brain is the central organ in the human body which manages every word uttered, bodily movement made and idea or thought construed. Weighing approximately three pounds, the brain is small when considering its size in proportion to the rest of the human body. Yet...
By: Eve Redstone
DNA comes in two forms in the human body, the standard DNA (in cell nuclei), that we hear the most about relates directly to our parents and grandparents, and mitochondrial DNA that is inherited only through the maternal line.Mitochondrial DNA is the DNA found...
By: Floyd77
What is cloning exactly? When the media talks about it it refers mainly to reproductive cloning. But, there are different types of cloning than what is presented in the news. There is more to cloning than just the reproduction of the genetic twin of some...
Do Humans use only 10 Percent of their Brain
By: Jean Sumner
No.This is definitely sad news to those of us who desperately want to believe that somewhere within our craniums lies a vast untapped potential for improving memory, wit and mental agility, IQ, or maybe even psychic powers like telekinesis or teleportation. The encouragement and...
Understanding the Bombay blood group
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The Bombay blood group is a rare exception to the commonly accepted ABO blood types. It is observed to occur in 1 out of every 250,000 people except in parts of India where the incidence has been observed to be as much as 1...

 

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