Scientists have learned that our immune system is so adaptable and long-lasting that they might be able to engineer our bodies to become immune to germs and antigen invaders we’ve never met, and even make us immune to everything. But how?
The vitreous humor comprises 80 percent of our eyeball. And like most gels, it's mostly water mixed with collagen fibers and a sugar called hyaluronic acid.
Sports like football and soccer cause a significant proportion of injuries, but it's the boxing that's the most dangerous. A punch to the head during a boxing match can range anywhere from 670-1100 pounds of force.
Vaccines work by introducing a weakened form of the germ to your body, so that the immune system can learn to recognize it. Your body then builds its defenses so it’s prepared to fight off a real attack later in life. And no, vaccines do not cause autism. They neither give you peanut allergy.
Old people have that distinctive smell because of the chemical called 2-nonenal. Nonenal begins appearing at the age 40, and the amount increases as you age.
Did you know that you can live a normal life with just half a brain? Well, your body contains some other organs too that can be removed in their entirety, without affecting your everyday tasks or life expectancy.
Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain becomes deprived of oxygen, causing brain cells to die. Strokes are one of the most common causes of death, and a leading cause of preventable disability. But, what makes blood supply to the brain blocked in the first place. And what can you do to prevent it from happening?
Bones are pretty important part of our body. They give us proper shape and structure, protect our internal organs, help us stand upright and give us the ability to move. But, can you imagine your body without your 206 bones?
As a little kid, you probably hated broccoli, lettuce, and other green veggies, but now that you've grown up you either love them or have hopefully gotten over your hatred of things. Anyway, here's what happens if you never eat fruits and vegetables.
Besides the intense pulse of thermal radiation generated by the blast sets you on fire, melts your gelatinous eyeballs, strips off the layer of your skin, ruptures your eardrums and […]
The immune system is a vast network of cells, tissues, and organs that coordinate our body's defenses against hundreds of potentially fatal threats.
Cells in the colon, or large intestine’s lining constantly renew themselves, but the genes that regulate this process sometime go awry, leading to the growth of new cells disproportionately. This […]
Broken heart syndrome (also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy [TTC]) is the weakening of the heart. It has similar symptoms as that of the heart attack such as […]
Dropping few pounds gradually through diet and exercise has amazing benefits such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol blood sugar. But what happens if you lose weight too quickly? […]