Topic: physiology

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

There's an indescribable moment right before two people kiss for the first time.  This romantic gesture has been a part of our lives for a long time and continues to be the corner stone of emotionally charged experiences and has been built into various traditions. In this act of romance,...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The concept of using mice for experiments is a pretty established aspect of scientific research.  Mice are excellent examples of mammalian systems and oftentimes their bodies help us understand a lot about our own. So, why do we study mice brains?   Rodents are no strangers to the...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We're all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the Force.  Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sometimes there are some unusual paths that lead scientists to unexpected discoveries.  Inspirations for bold innovative advances come from interesting places, but medical advances sometimes come from the strangest places.  With that said, can venom be helpful to our health?  ...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos.  This technological growth...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Seems like more often than not when stress comes up, it's followed with advice on how to avoid or get rid of it from our lives.  While stress does have many negative aspects, there are a few things that you actually need stress for.  In that case, can stress be good for you?...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our memories are arguably the most important things we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some, the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This issue has scientists asking an...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories.  Smells, scents, tastes, touch and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer?  Can our senses impact how long we live?    We live in a very mysterious world....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our brain makes us what we are.  Nearly all aspects of our lives are a product of the human brain, so keeping it in optimal condition is very important.  We're still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works, so any new discovery goes a long way.  So, what makes our...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Whether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients.  In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product.  For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing...

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