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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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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 ...

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


Business Mirror
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 ...

Medpedia:Digestive System

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The digestive system consists of the organs involved in ingestion, digestion and absorption of food. Thus it is composed of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, and its associated glands and organs (salivary glands, liver, gall bladder and pancreas). Other roles of the organs of the digestive system include the metabolic functions of the liver and the endocrine functions of the pancreas.

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Medpedia:Skeletal System
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Humans are vertebrates, animals that have a vertebral column or backbone. They rely on a sturdy internal frame that is centered on a prominent spine. The human skeletal system consists of bones and cartilages, and accounts for about 20% of body weight. Most adults have 206 bones.

Medpedia: Articular System
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The joints are the places of union between skeletal elements, that are more or less moveable. Joints are commonly defined as being between bones, but joints also occur between bones and cartilages, between cartilages, and between bones and teeth. The articular system joins together the skeleton, allows and/or restrains movement, and allows growth of the skeleton until the end of puberty.

Medpedia:Muscular System
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The muscular system consists of the more than 600 muscles of the body and their associated fascia, tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursae. Muscles largely consist of skeletal muscle fibers, and are innervated by motor nerve fibers of peripheral nerves. Conscious and subconscious contractions of muscles affect body posture, and generate reflex, spontaneous (or automatic), and voluntary movements.

Digestive System - KidsHealth
United States

The digestive system is made up of the alimentary canal and the other abdominal organs that play a part in digestion, such as the liver and pancreas. The alimentary canal (also called the digestive tract) is the long tube of organs - including the esophagus, the stomach, and the intestines - that runs from the mouth to the anus. An adult's digestive tract is about 30 feet long.

Your Digestive System and How It Works
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Describes the digestive process and the organs involved.

InnerBody:  Digestive System
United States

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).

Pathophysiology of the Digestive System
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Voyage through the digestive tract.

The Ruminant Digestive System
United Kingdom

Information on this system which is very different to that of non-ruminants, featuring a fermentation chamber housing millions of micro-organisms.

Digestive System Disorders
United States

The function of the digestive system is to take the food and liquids that we put into our mouths and then either turn these foods and liquids into nutrients or energy needed by the cells of our body, or alternatively turn them into waste products that are then expelled by our body as bowel movements.

ThinkQuest: Human Digestive System
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The human body needs fuel to live. We eat food for fuel. But just getting the food into the body is only a small part of the process. The food must be broken down into chemicals that the body can use. This whole process is called digestion. Some of the organs involved in digestion are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, gallbladder, pancreas and liver. Follow the process to find out how the body uses the food we eat. Mouth