The pancreas makes digestive enzymes that enable us to obtain nutrients from food. Trypsin is normally a helpful enzyme but can sometimes cause pancreatitis.
Horn and angel sharks live on the seabed instead of swimming through open water. They are predators like most other sharks, but they have some unusual features.
Humpback dolphins are unusual and interesting animals. Many have a hump on their back and some are white or pink in color. Some populations are in trouble.
Misfolded proteins are believed to be the cause of many serious human diseases. Pharmacoperones are chemicals that may be able to correct misfolding.
This is part 4 of a 7 part hands-on unit study on anatomy of the human body. Demonstrate how each part of the digestive system works using crackers, pantyhose, create teeth molds, prepare and eat a salad while...
Bacteria in the genus Yersinia have major effects on our lives. One species causes plague. Others cause foodborne illness. One may help to treat cancer.
Forsythia is an ornamental plant that produces beautiful and abundant yellow flowers in spring. The plant is named after William Forsyth.
Brain freezes or ice cream headaches, cracking the knuckles, and wiggling the ears are strange occurrences with interesting biological explanations.
Have you ever seen how a cashew grows? When I first saw one, I was shocked. They don't grow like other nuts. The fruit of the cashew tree is a perfect fruit for juicing.
Parkinson's disease is caused by the death of brain cells that produce dopamine. Stem cell technology may provide a more effective treatment than current methods.