By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A person who is color blind is unable to distinguish between particular colors. Color blindness is a sex-linked recessive genetic disorder, so men are more often affected than women and it is present from birth. However, the characteristics of color bindness may also arise when...
Will the discovery of a fat gene prevent obesity
By: John Toscano
It has long been suspected that there is a genetic predisposition to obesity but finding a gene or genes responsible has proved elusive. When a clear suspect did emerge, it turned out to be a gene that was already well known, but for different reasons...
Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility
By: Bobby Brown
Modern science has brought many positive things to mankind. "Positive", however, is often a matter of perspective or hindsight. It was a "positive" thing, for example, import African bees into the United States. Who out there would want a nest of "killer bees" in there...
By: Dean Michalak
Here goes, I am currently getting a 98.8% in my college bio class, so I hope I do my teachers justice! All living things are made of cells, including humans. The cell can take many shapes, and the shapes determine the name the cell...
By: Dean Michalak
Have you ever sat in the mall one day, and noticed that nobody has the same features? You can sit and watch hundreds of people and never see two identical people-except twins! You can see people with the same nose, or eye color, or hair...
What is blood pressure?
By: John Cane
Simply put, Blood Pressure is the amount of pressure inside an artery. Because this pressure varies as the heart contracts and relaxes, it is recorded as a high and a low value. The High value, systolic, value is the maximum pressure as the ventricles of...
Will Political Setbacks for Stem Cell Advocates Destroy Medical Research Efforts
By: Jeff Johns
It is absolutely ridiculous to think that political setbacks will destroy stem cell medical research. Here's a dirty little secret that embryonic stem cell advocates and the media don't want you to know about, embryonic, cord blood and adult stem cell medical research is being...
Will Political Setbacks for Stem Cell Advocates Destroy Medical Research Efforts
By: Pete Murphy
We often give more credit to political decision makers than is due. Those involved in politics believe that they are the be all and end all of every thing we do in this country. When you look at the few things our government has decided...
Will Political Setbacks for Stem Cell Advocates Destroy Medical Research Efforts
By: Bob Mantz Jr.
Enough already with the complaining about President George Bush's veto of federal funds for stem cell research. His veto does not eliminate research - it means that you and I do not pay for this pseudoscience. Private research can go on and it should go...
Trigger finger explained
By: Diann Carter
Trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovitis is the progressive stricture or narrowing of the protective sheath surrounding the tendon of an affected finger or thumb. This protective sheath is lined by the tenosynovium (a layer of tissue), which releases a lubricating fluid that facilitates the tendon...

 

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