News tagged with human body
As the human body fine-tunes its neurological wiring, nerve cells often must fix a faulty connection by amputating an axon—the "business end" of the neuron that sends electrical impulses to tissues or other ...
Neuroscience 19 hours ago | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Australian scientists have charted the path of insulin action in cells in precise detail like never before. This provides a comprehensive blueprint for understanding what goes wrong in diabetes.
Medical research May 21, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 0 |
As many as 35 percent of Mexican young adults may have a genetic predisposition for obesity, said a University of Illinois scientist who conducted a study at the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosί.
Overweight and Obesity May 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Women with a lean body shape have a greater risk of developing endometriosis than women who are morbidly obese, according to the largest prospective study to investigate the link.
Health May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study out today reveals that the emergence and spread of a rapidly evolving invasive intestinal disease, that has a significant mortality rate (up to 45%) in infected people in sub-Saharan ...
Genetics Sep 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight ...
Genetics Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
(HealthDay)—Far more than just leaving you yawning, a small amount of sleep deprivation disrupts the activity of genes, potentially affecting metabolism and other functions in the human body, a new study ...
Medical research Feb 25, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (9) | 1 |
The human body has the ability to ward off viruses by activating a naturally occurring protein at the cellular level, setting off a chain reaction that disrupts the levels of cholesterol required in cell membranes to enable ...
Medical research Apr 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—One small change to the DNA sequence can cause more weighty changes to the human body, according to a new study released today.
Genetics Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Suppose a baby's first word is "mommy" or "daddy"--words an infant usually says around his or her first birthday. Of course, the little cherub puts a gleam in her parents' eyes; she's finally ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 09, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (5) | 5 |
Joslin scientists have discovered a mechanism that regulates the production of brown fat, a type of fat which plays an important role in heat production and energy metabolism. The findings, which appear in the upcoming issue ...
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
For the first time, researchers have analyzed the multitude of microorganisms residing in the human gut as a complex, integrated biological system, rather than a set of separate species. Their approach has ...
Medical research Jan 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (10) | 0 |
A week ago, you started a new prescription medication for acne. Today, you feel dizzy and short of breath and have difficulty concentrating. Your symptoms are not listed in the package insert as possible side effects of the ...
Medical research Mar 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) and the Medical School of Hannover in Germany recently discovered how the botulinum neurotoxin, a potential bioterrorism agent, survives ...
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers detect characteristic constructional features in a family of sensors that process signals in the human body and control physiological processes.
Medical research Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The human body is the entire structure of a human organism, and consists of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs. By the time the human reaches adulthood, the body consists of close to 10 trillion cells, the basic unit of life. Groups of cells combine and work in tandem to form tissue, which combines to form organs, which work together to form organ systems.
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