Human biology
Human biology is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines humans through the influences and interplay of many diverse fields such as genetics, evolution, physiology, epidemiology, ecology, nut...
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New study shows that taste, like all reality, is but a fragile illusion
You probably know that we perceive five basic tastes, and that taste has something to do with the tongue and the brain. But a new study shows just how weird our perception of reality truly is: Scienti...
What happens to your body during an ultramarathon
For some people, a 26.2-mile marathon just isn’t long enough. These athletes are turning to ultrarunning, a sport that not long ago was considered the reclusive, funky-smelling cousin of traditional r...
Competition Between 'Good Bacteria' Important For Healthy Gut, Say Researchers
The vital ecosystem of bacteria in the human gut operates like a jungle, with competition between microbes helping maintain the stability necessary to keep us healthy. That's according to scientists a...
Protein Found To Play A Key Role In Blocking Pathogen Survival
Calprotectin fends off microbial invaders by limiting access to iron, an important nutrient. Invading microbial pathogens must scavenge essential nutrients from their host organism in order to survive...
What Happens To Our Bodies After We Die
John had been dead about four hours before his body was brought into the funeral home. He had been relatively healthy for most of his life. He had worked his whole life on the Texas oil fields, a job ...
“Freezing A Bullet” To Find Clues To Ribosome Assembly Process
Ribosomes are vital to the function of all living cells. Using the genetic information from RNA, these large molecular complexes build proteins by linking amino acids together in a specific order. Sci...
Scientists Discover Key Driver Of Human Aging: May Lead To Slowing Or Reversing Aging Process
In the study, scientists at the Salk Institute and the Chinese Academy of Science found that the genetic mutations underlying Werner syndrome, a disorder that leads to premature aging and death, resul...
Human physiology
The human body includes the entire structure of a human being and comprises a head, neck, trunk (which includes the thorax and abdomen), arms and hands, legs and feet.Every part of the body is compose...
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Renin-angiotensin system
The renin–angiotensin system (RAS) or the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS) is a hormone system that regulates blood pressure and water (fluid) balance.When renal blood flow is reduced, juxt...
Renin-angiotensin system - Wikipedia
Kinesiogenomics
Kinesiogenomics refers to the study of genetics in the various disciplines of the field of kinesiology, the study of human movement. The field has also been referred to as "exercise genomics" or "exer...
CD29
Integrin beta-1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ITGB1 gene. CD29 is an integrin unit associated with very late antigen receptors. It is known to conjoin with alpha-3 subunit to create α...
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New study shows that taste, like all reality, is but a fragile illusion
You probably know that we perceive five basic tastes, and that taste has something to do with the tongue and the brain. But a new study shows just how weird our perception of reality truly is: Scienti...
Hysterical strength
Hysterical strength, or superhuman strength, is a display of extreme strength by humans, beyond what is believed to be normal, usually occurring when people are in life and death situations. Common an...
Metabolic risk score
Metabolic risk score (MRS) is a measurement which be used to calculate the metabolism risk.
Protein Found To Play A Key Role In Blocking Pathogen Survival
Calprotectin fends off microbial invaders by limiting access to iron, an important nutrient. Invading microbial pathogens must scavenge essential nutrients from their host organism in order to survive...
Fas ligand
Fas ligand (FasL or CD95L) is a type-II transmembrane protein that belongs to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family. Its binding with its receptor induces apoptosis. Fas ligand/receptor interactions ...
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Osmoregulation
Osmoregulation is the active regulation of the osmotic pressure of an organism's fluids to maintain the homeostasis of the organism's water content; that is, it keeps the organism's fluids from becomi...
Osmoregulation - Wikipedia
Recombination activating gene
The recombination-activating genes (RAGs) encode enzymes that play an important role in the rearrangement and recombination of the genes of immunoglobulin and T cell receptor molecules during the pro...
John Huizinga
Johan "John" Huizinga (29 June 1920 – 28 August 2008) was a Dutch academic who became professor of Human Biology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
After finishing medical school, John Huiz...
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RSPO2
R-spondin 2 also known as roof plate-specific spondin-2 is a protein that in humans that is encoded by the RSPO2 gene.R-spondin 2 synergizes with Wnt to activate beta-catenin. RSPO2 has been proposed ...
Overtraining
Overtraining is a physical, behavioral, and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual's exercise exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease making progress, and c...
Decay-accelerating factor
Complement decay-accelerating factor, also known as CD55 or DAF, is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the CD55 gene.Decay accelerating factor is a 70 kDa membrane protein that regulates the com...
Decay-accelerating factor - Wikipedia
Inflammation
Inflammation (Latin, īnflammō, "I ignite, set alight") is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.Inflammation is...
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Interleukin 30
Interleukin-30 (IL-30) is a protein with a molecular weight of 28 kilodaltons, which forms one chain of the heterodimeric cytokine called interleukin 27 (IL-27), thus is sometimes called IL27-p28. Th...
PRKAG3
5'-AMP-activated protein kinase subunit gamma-3 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the PRKAG3 gene.
The protein encoded by this gene is a regulatory subunit of the AMP-activated protein kin...
Vagovagal reflex
Vagovagal reflex refers to gastrointestinal tract reflex circuits where afferent and efferent fibers of the vagus nerve coordinate responses to gut stimuli via the dorsal vagal complex in the brain. T...
Skin physiology
Skin physiology is the subdivision of physiology which concerns the function of the skin and skin appendages.Examples of processes included in skin physiology are galvanic skin response and perspirati...