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Weight flux alters molecular profile, Stanford-led study finds - EurekAlert (press release)


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As people pack on pounds or shed excess weight, they exhibit notable changes in their microbiome, cardiovascular system, immune system and levels of gene expression, the study found. The researchers integrated a slew of "omics" profiling techniques to ...
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The Physiology of Gaming - Gamasutra (blog)


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Smart, Asean biodiversity center pilot app-based monitoring system - Business Mirror


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An application is now available that could be used in monitoring and recording biodiversity information. Uploaded in smartphones, it is aimed that the data gathered would help improve analysis of ecological information. PLDT wireless unit Smart ...

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.

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Patient.Co.Uk - Female Reproductive System
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The organs of the female reproductive system are found both internally, in the pelvis, and externally (outside the main body cavity). The organs found inside the body include: Vagina - the vagina is a canal that joins the cervix (the lower part of uterus) to the outside of the body. The vagina receives the penis during sexual intercourse and is a passageway for childbirth. Uterus (womb) - the uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ that is

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.

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: 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.

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.