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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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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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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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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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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 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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Substance Use and Abuse

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Consumed for a wide range of reasons, substances that alter a person
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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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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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Infectious Diseases

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Outbreaks of infectious disease pose some of the greatest public health risks to humans across the globe. Although an increasing number of preventative measures and cures are available against a…
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Bacteria and Viruses

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The Britannica Discovery Library series contains key concepts that build a foundation for early learners.
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The Cell

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A single cell can be a self-sustaining organism or one of trillions in a larger life form. Though visible only with the help of a microscope, cells are highly structured entities that perform a myriad…
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