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2014-05-10 23:01:08

Many products available in the market today are imported and produced unsustainably.

2014-05-06 23:18:04

Keeping our largest body organ healthy as we age is important, and several research reports show how aging skin can be at risk.

2014-05-04 23:01:51

“Best Summer Skin Care Tips for Oily Skin and Dry Skin,” a new report on the website Vkool.com, uncovers easy ways to protect the skin in summer naturally and safely. Seattle,

Animal Testing Alternative - Skin Cells Grown From Human Cells
2014-04-25 03:30:51

An international team led by King's College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center has developed the first lab-grown epidermis – the outermost skin layer - with a functional permeability barrier akin to real skin.

Marijuana Use On A Casual Basis Still Linked To Brain Abnormalities
2014-04-16 11:17:29

With the movement to legalize marijuana appearing to gain momentum across the US, new attention is being given to the negative effects the drug has on the brain.

Using A Surrogate To Test Drugs' Effects On The Human Body
2014-03-26 14:57:31

Scientists are developing a project called Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer (ATHENA), which aims to essentially be a testing station for new drugs on the human body. ATHENA will be a $19 million project that includes...

2014-03-26 11:04:47

In life, many tasks have a context that dictates the right actions, so when people learn to do something new, they'll often infer cues of context and rules.

2014-03-05 23:31:29

Supreme Skin uses a special technology for what has come to be known as a ‘Lunchtime lift’.

Road Map And Dictionary For The Arthropod Brain
2014-02-27 12:39:42

By providing a standardized nomenclature for the architecture of insect brains, UA neuroscientists will help improve studies of human brain function and disease

2014-02-03 10:45:07

Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions.


Latest Organs Reference Libraries

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

Ovaries
2013-03-05 14:55:04

The ovaries are the two reproductive female organs where the eggs are produced. These are parallel to the testes in men. Formation and Orientation Each ovary is the size of an almond and is located on one side of the pelvis before the ureter and internal iliac artery but after the external iliac artery. They are attached to either side of the uterus. They are connected and release eggs to fallopian tubes, though not attached, monthly during the menstrual cycle. They also produce...

Skin
2013-03-04 15:18:05

Skin is the outermost organ that protects and incases the tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. It is also the largest organ of the human body. Formation and Orientation Healthy skin consists of vitamins A, C, D and E, but in all skin, there are melanocytes which produce mesodermal cells. These cells allow for the absorption of UV rays. There are five main pigments that provide color in the skin’s many levels. Although not found in the skin, Oxyhemoglobin is found in the blood,...

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

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