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Gruesome footage shows how killer centipedes murder and eat mice 15 times their size using powerful spasm ... - Daily Mail


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The footage was captured by researchers led by Kunming Institute of Zoology in China. They wanted to identify a toxin in centipede venom that wreaks havoc on the cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems of other creatures. They found a ...
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Tai Chi can help in battle against disease: UK immunology expert - Xinhua


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LONDON, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- A brave new world of immune system therapies, harnessing the body's own defenses, could help treat all kinds of illnesses, a leading British expert in immunology said Tuesday. Professor Daniel Davis from the University of ...

Antibiotics–immune system interactions - Nature.com


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It is known that antibiotics not only target bacteria but also can alter host metabolism by damaging mitochondrial function. In Cell Host & Microbe, Collins and co-workers investigate the effects of antibiotics on host metabolism and their influence on ...

InnerBody: Cardiovascular System

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The heart is a muscular pumping organ located medial to the lungs along the bodys midline in the thoracic region. The bottom tip of the heart, known as its apex, is turned to the left, so that about 2/3 of the heart is located on the bodys left side with the other 1/3 on right. The top of the heart, known as the hearts base, connects to the great blood vessels of the body: the aorta, vena cava, pulmonary trunk, and pulmonary veins.

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InnerBody:  Endocrine System
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The hypothalamus is a part of the brain located superior and anterior to the brain stem and inferior to the thalamus. It serves many different functions in the nervous system, and is also responsible for the direct control of the endocrine system through the pituitary gland. The hypothalamus contains special cells called neurosecretory cells neurons that secrete hormones: Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) Growth hormone-releasing hormone (G

InnerBody: Nervous System
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The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and all of the nerves that connect these organs with the rest of the body. Together, these organs are responsible for the control of the body and communication among its parts. The brain and spinal cord form the control center known as the central nervous system (CNS), where information is evaluated and decisions made. The sensory nerves and sense organs of the peripheral nerv

InnerBody:  Digestive System
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The digestive system is a group of organs working together to convert food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body. Food passes through a long tube inside the body known as the alimentary canal or the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract).

Innerbody: Muscular System
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The muscular system is a system of tissues - called muscles - throughout the body which allow you to move. Most of the muscles in the body are under conscious control and are moved by commands sent to the muscles from the brain via the nervous system. However, some muscles (such as the cardiac muscles) are involuntary - that is, they move regularly without any conscious control. Except for the involuntary muscles, muscle fibers are connected to t

InnerBody:  Respiratory System
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Interactive anatomy images and descriptions of the upper and lower respiratory tracts everything from the nasal passages to the lungs.

InnerBody:  Integumentary System
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The integumentary system is made up of the skin and its appendages (such as the fingernails, toenails and the hair). Its primary function is to protect the body from damage; it is also involved in temperature regulation and in the sense of touch. Upon exposure to sunlight, the integumentary system is also the primary vehicle for synthesis of vitamin D.

InnerBody: Urinary System
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The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs found along the posterior wall of the abdominal cavity. The left kidney is located slightly higher than the right kidney because the right side of the liver is much larger than the left side. The kidneys, unlike the other organs of the abdominal cavity, are located posterior to the peritoneum and touch the muscles of the back. The kidneys are surrounded by a layer of adipose that holds them in place an

Innerbody: Female Reproductive System
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The female reproductive system includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, vulva, mammary glands and breasts. These organs produce female sex hormones, and create and transport gametes. The female reproductive system also facilitates the fertilization of ova by sperm and supports the development of offspring during pregnancy and infancy.

Innerbody: Male Reproductive System
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The male reproductive system enables a man to have sexual intercourse and to fertilize ova (eggs) with sperm (male sex cells). Sperm and the male sex hormones are produced in the testes. This is a pair of oval-shaped glands which are suspended in a pouch of skin; this pouch is called the scrotum.

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Your heart is one of the most hard working of all organs in your body and so is your your circulatory system, which is literally a "highway" for nutrients and gases which are continually transported back and forth throughout your body. This system is often the one which has the ability to cause you an incredible amount or grief as you age, and is reflected particularly in the high rates of circulatory disorders such as stroke and heart attack.