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


EurekAlert (press release)
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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Neuroscientist Ben Barres, who identified crucial roles of glial cells, dies at 63 - Stanford Medical Center Report


Stanford Medical Center Report
He was promoted to associate professor of neurobiology and of developmental biology in 1998, and to a full professorship in 2001. In 2008, he became chair of neurobiology. From 2005 on, he was the director of the Masters of Science in Medicine Degree ...

The Physiology of Gaming - Gamasutra (blog)


Gamasutra (blog)
[The system is named this way because it controls your cells in the background automatically, typically without conscious thought. Simultaneously, any conscious or unconscious thought can trigger the ANS without you even being aware of it.] Thus ...

Integumentary System - The Full Wiki

Woolwich, New South Wales - Australia

The integumentary system (Etymology - Latin integumentum, from integere to cover; from in- + tegere to cover is the organ system that protects the body from damage, comprising the skin and its appendages (including hair, scales, feathers, and nails). The integumentary system has a variety of functions; it may serve to waterproof, cushion and protect the deeper tissues, excrete wastes, regulate temperature and is the attachment site for sensory receptors to detect pain, sensation, pressure and temperature. In humans the integumentary system additionally provides vitamin D synthesis.

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United States

The integumantary system contains the largest organ in the human body, the skin. It is also comprised of such extensions of the skin as hair and fingernails. The skin, however, is the most important of these. The skin protects and cushions the body's delicate organs. It also provides the body a physical barrier to keep out foreign materials and to prevent the body from drying out. The skin is made of three separate layers, each with its own parti

InnerBody:  Integumentary System
United States

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.

PoultryHub - Integumentary System
Australia

The integumentary system consists of the skin, the feathers and the appendages (claws and beak). The skin covers the majority of the body and contains glands in the outer ear canal and the preen gland at the base of the tail, that the bird uses to preen its feathers. The integumentary system is very important in providing protection to the bird from a number of potentially dangerous situations. The functions provided by the integumentary system i

Mammalian Histology: Integumentary System
United States

Color images of histological sections.

Science NetLinks - Integumentary System
United States

The integumentary system consists of the skin, hair, nails, glands, and nerves. Its main function is to act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also functions to retain body fluids, protect against disease, eliminate waste products, and regulate body temperature. In order to do these things, the integumentary system works with all the other systems of your body, each of which has a role to play in maintaining the internal

On-Line Biology Book: The Integumentary System
United States

Offers an introduction to the skin's follicles and glands and sensory reception as well as its selective permeability.

Full-Malaria
Japan

Information on the complex life cycle of the malarial parasite and a project to construct a full length cDNA genome sequence for Plasmodium falciparum.

Damn the Torpedoes. Full Speed Ahead!
United States

Describes how Elion overcame personal tragedies and the lack of a doctoral degree to perform the research on drug discovery that led to her Nobel Prize.

Killer Whales Are Full of Toxic Chemicals
United States

An article from the Seattle newspaper discussing new Orca diseases.

BiNCO-wiki
Germany

Provides a collection of information on data sources for biological networks, file formats that save biological networks and software to analyze the information of these sources.