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Anthony Bourdain's Toxicology Report Shows No Narcotics in His System - Fortune


Fortune
Anthony Bourdain's toxicology report showed no traces of narcotics in his system, according to French officials. The beloved chef and television host was found dead on June 8 in Kaysersberg, France; his death was ruled a suicide by hanging.
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Biochemists discover cause of genome editing failures with hyped CRISPR system - EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)
Senior author Bradley Merrill, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics in the UIC College of Medicine, says that before now, researchers did not know why the process randomly failed. "We found that at sites where Cas9 was a 'dud' it ...

Biotech Movers and Shakers for July 16 - BioSpace (press release) (blog)


BioSpace (press release) (blog)
Prior to Juno he served as group leader at Biogen with a focus on T cell biology and immune regulation. With an understanding of the immune system and modified B cell therapy, Fontenot is expected to help the company advance its programs and extend its ...

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Skeletal System
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Skeletal system is the biological system providing support in living organisms. Skin, muscle and bones allow movement. Skin - pliable covering. Muscles do actual moving. Bones give anchor to move against. The skeleton functions not only as the support for the body but also in haematopoiesis, the manufacture of blood cells that takes place in bone marrow. This is why people who have cancer of the bone marrow almost always die. It is also necessary

Healthline: Skeletal System
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The skeletal system is a living, dynamic, bony framework of the body, with networks of infiltrating blood vessels. Inside every person is a skeleton, a sturdy framework of about 206 bones that protects the body's organs, supports the body, provides attachment points for muscles to enable body movement, functions as a storage site for minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, and produces blood cells.

Bones and Skeletal System
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Many people are familiar with a hambone as a cross-section of a typical bone. The center of the bone is filled with marrow, and this is surrounded by the hardened bone tissue itself. If you would examine a bit of this hard bone tissue under a microscope, it would look like the picture to the right. In bone, the extracellular matrix is composed of collagen with Ca3(PO4)2 deposited in it. Note that since vitamin C is needed for collagen synthesis,

Human Anatomy Online: Skeletal System
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Features an interactive diagram of the human skeleton.

Human Body's Skeletal System Theme Page
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Links to sites with information about the human skeletal system.

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

On-Line Biology Book: Muscular and Skeletal Systems
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Addresses the functions of muscles and bones, bone growth, joints, and the two systems interactions.