News tagged with skeleton
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences have identified a gene that when mutated is responsible for a spectrum of disorders affecting the bones and connective tissue. This finding ...
Genetics May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Cancer is a complex disease, in which cells undergo a series of alterations, including changes in their architecture; an increase in their ability to divide, to survive and to invade new tissues or metastasis. ...
Cancer May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new Dartmouth College global study finds significant geographic differences in chin shapes.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Today archaeologists unearthed a 'Black Death' grave in London, containing more than a dozen skeletons of people suspected to have died from the plague. The victims are thought to have died during the 14th century and ar ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The world's first implantable robotic arm controlled by thoughts is being developed by Chalmers researcher Max Ortiz Catalan. The first operations on patients will take place this winter.
Medical research Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An exoskeleton of advanced design promises a new degree of independence for people with paraplegia (w/ Video)
The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step.
Medical research Oct 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study led by The University of Manchester has demonstrated that new technology that can analyse millions of gene sequences in a matter of seconds is an effective way to quickly and accurately identify diseases in skeletons.
Medical research Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In order for the body to function, a balance is necessary between the cells that build up the bones in our skeletons and the cells that break them down. In the disease malignant infantile osteopetrosis, MIOP, the cells that ...
Genetics Sep 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at McGill University have discovered the cause of an inherited form of epilepsy. The disease, known as double-cortex syndrome, primarily affects females and arises from mutations on a gene located on the X chromosome. ...
Medical research Jun 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The position of cellular nuclei in muscle fibres has an important role in some muscle weaknesses. Edgar Gomes, an Inserm researcher in the myology group at the Institute of Myology (mixed Inserm/UPMC unit) recently made this ...
Medical research Mar 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Vitamin E may stimulate cells that result in bone loss, a new study suggests.
Medical research Mar 04, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 2 |
Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures. The real culprit could well be our own vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright walking, researchers at Case Western Reserve University say.
Medical research Oct 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
By the age of 20, most people have reached skeletal maturity and do not grow any taller. Until recently it was assumed that skeletal enlargement elsewhere in the body also stopped by age 20.
Health May 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Oestrogen treatment for osteoporosis has often been associated with serious side-effects. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now, in mice, found a way of utilising the positive ...
Medical research Apr 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
In biology, a skeleton is a rigid framework that provides protection and structure in many types of animal, particularly those of the phylum Chordata and of the superphylum Ecdysozoa. Exoskeletons are external, as is typical of many invertebrates; they enclose the soft tissues and organs of the body. Exoskeletons may undergo periodic moulting as the animal grows. Endoskeletons are internal, as is typical of many vertebrates; they are usually surrounded by skin and musculature, though they often enclose vital organs. Endoskeletons are attachment points for musculature and act as leverage for movement, and in many animals contain marrow, which produces blood cells. Skeletons may or may not be mineralized - human skeletons are calcified, while shark skeletons are cartilaginous - and may be jointed for flexibility and motility or rigid for structural strength.
The average adult human skeleton has around 206 bones. These bones meet at joints, the majority of which are freely movable. The skeleton also contains cartilage for elasticity. Ligaments are strong strips of fibrous connective tissue that hold bones together at joints, thereby stabilizing the skeleton during movement.
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