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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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[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


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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 ...

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.

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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: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.

HistoWeb: Muscular System
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Offers a series of sides illustrating the difference on the cellular level between skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle.

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

ThinkQuest: Muscular System
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Muscles are responsible for your body's every move. Muscles keep your gut from sagging and your lungs pounding. Muscles are more than movers. Muscles make the heat that keep you warm. If you leap, bend, or reach, this is a result of a muscle action. A muscle makes itself smaller when it contracts and larger when it relaxes. Types of Muscles: Skeletal Smooth Cardiac

Critical Bench, Inc. Muscular System
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Skeletal muscle tissue is attached to bones by tendons, and is typically named according to its location. Skeletal muscle is voluntary muscle; that is, it can be made to contract by conscious effort. Cardia muscle tissue forms the walls of the heart and is involuntary by nature. The third type of muscle, visceral muscle is found in the walls of internal organs like the stomach and intestines and in blood vessels. The contraction of visceral

Buzzle - Muscular System Diseases
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Musscles are very important part of our body. Without muscles the body will lose its ability to move and carry out various actions. In fact, without the human muscular system, we probably won't be able to survive. This is because most of the organs in the digestive system are made up of muscles and even our heart that keeps pumping blood is a muscle. If the muscular system is affected by any disease or disorder, it leads to many minor and in some

Livestrong - Five Functions Of The Muscular System
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The muscular system in your body is composed of skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle and smooth muscle. Skeletal muscle attaches primarily to your skeleton and moves voluntarily or by reflex. Cardiac muscle is the muscle of your heart and contracts involuntarily. Finally, smooth muscle is found in your blood vessels, eyes, hair follicles and the walls of hollow organs like your stomach and intestines. The primary function of skeletal muscle is to p

Medpedia:Histology
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Histology is a branch of anatomy. The term histology literally means "the study of the tissues" of the body, but it has come to mean the study of the structure of the body with microscopes. Tissues, which can be thought of as the components of organs, are anatomical structures composed of cells, extracellular matrix, and interstitial fluid. Tissues are precisely defined by the requirement that the tissue be composed of cells that are similar in f