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Cloning

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Since the early 20th century, when Hans Spemann first twinned salamander embryos, scientists have made astounding progress in the science and technology of cloning. They have now developed the means…
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Battling and Managing Disease

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As the world’s population expands, so too does the risk of communicable disease and global pandemics.
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The Science of Nutrition

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From a young age we have been told to take our vitamins, eat our fruits and vegetables, and limit sugar and fat. Readers examine what makes certain foods better nutritionally than others and how…
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The Endocrine System

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The endocrine system, comprised of a number of hormone-secreting glands, is vital to the functioning of the human body. In addition to its role in reproductive activity, the endocrine system regulates…
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Skin and Connective Tissue

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Even a quick look at the surface of human skin reveals its many complexities. Much more than a simple shell for the human body, the skin helps protect internal organs and, working in conjunction with…
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The Kidneys and the Renal System

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Responsible for managing the body’s waste and regulating the balance of water and electrolytes, the kidneys and renal system, in a sense, make up the body’s plumbing network. When any part of the…
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Ear, Nose, and Throat

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The interconnectedness of the ear, nose, and throat is evident when you consider how the smell of garlic cloves on the grill or chocolate chip cookies in the oven can affect your perception of their…
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The Brain and the Nervous System

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Necessary for everything from reflexes to reading to running, it’s no exaggeration to say that the brain and nervous system are responsible for nearly every endeavor of human activity. The sheer…
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Fungi, Algae, and Protists

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Fungi, protists, and algae are among the most diverse life forms on the planet. Tiny protists range from plants to animals. Algae range from single celled plants to 60-foot-long kelp. Fungi occupy a…
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The Chemical Reactions of Life

From Metabolism to Photosynthesis
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The development and evolution of all species can, in many ways, be traced to a few biochemical reactions that facilitate metabolic and/or photosynthetic changes in each life form. Indeed, advances in…
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Medicine and Healers Through History

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The diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease remains a challenging undertaking as emerging disorders and pandemics are constantly presenting new opposition. Behind the practice of medicine is a…
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Blood

Physiology and Circulation
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Although its ubiquity in the human body may make it seem unremarkable, simply put, blood makes life possible. It nourishes cells throughout the body and transports carbon dioxide to the lungs. Without…
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The Cardiovascular System

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Though only about the size of a clenched fist, the human heart bears the immense burden of sustaining human life and activity. Functioning to circulate blood throughout the body, the heart is an organ…
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