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Nicotine

How Does the Brain Play A Role in Nicotine Addiction?

The brain receptors become extremely overwhelmed during addiction. It then starts to react by producing less dopamine or even completely eliminating dopamine receptors. According to most PET studies, addiction is concentrated on the brain’s dopamine system. But did you know that the brain also has a role in nicotine addiction? Smokers who had their insula …

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Infant

Do Infants Feel Pain?

Until the 1980s scientists believed that infants did not feel any pain because they did not fully develop pain receptors. They assumed that the reactions babies had to pokes and pricks were just muscular responses. But do infants actually feel pain? Infants were long thought to not feel pain. They were routinely subjected to major …

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Chernobyl

How Did the Fungi in Chernobyl React to the Radiation?

The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 was a nuclear accident in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the city of Pripyat. To this day, it is considered the worse nuclear disaster in history. The area is highly radioactive and inhabitable. However, many areas bordering the zone are relatively safe to live in. Researchers who constantly study …

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Kendra Jackson

How Did Doctors Find Out Kendra Jackson’s Brain Was Leaking?

Kendra Jackson, at the time, was a 46-year-old divorced mother who worked at a bank. She was well-liked in her neighborhood and was known for her outgoing and kind personality. She always had a runny nose and a severe headache after getting into an accident. But what doctors later discovered was that her brain was …

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Organ transpant

How Many People Have Contracted Rabies Through Organ Transplants?

Rabies is a deadly virus transmitted to humans from infected animals’ saliva. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite. Early symptoms include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. More progressive symptoms include nausea, vomiting, violent movements, uncontrollable excitement, fear of water, inability to move body parts, confusion, and loss of consciousness. …

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CSI

What is the CSI Effect? 

The American television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation originally aired in October 2000 and has gained popularity over the years because of its exaggerated portrayal of forensic science that truly captivated the viewer. Which leads us to the question: what exactly is the CSI Effect? Due to CSI’s influence, many jurors have started to request …

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Alec Cabacungan

What is the Remarkable Story About Alec Cabacungan?

Osteogenesis Imperfecta, known as Brittle bone disease, is a genetic disorder resulting in bones that break easily. The symptoms experienced on the skeleton and the body’s other organs may range from mild to severe.  Other signs found in different individuals include blue scleras instead of white, short stature, loose joints, hearing loss, and breathing problems. …

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Polydactyly

What is the Advantage of Having an Extra Digit?

Polydactyly is a condition wherein a baby is born with one or more extra fingers. It’s a common occurrence that frequently runs in families. In most cases, the extra digits are tiny and improperly developed. But did you know having extra digits actually has an advantage? Having extra digits are not uncommon. Surprisingly, individuals with …

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Spaceflight

What is the Effect of Spaceflight on the Human Body?

For several decades, NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) has researched extensively about the human body’s response to the conditions in outer space. With the knowledge they have and the data gathered the department was able to design devices, create protocols and develop strategies to keep all the astronauts safe whenever they go on missions.  Due …

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Experiment

What Happened to the Social Experiment Conducted by Denmark on Greenlandic Inuit Children?

Eksperimentet, a Danish drama film written and directed by Louise Friedberg premiered in August 2010 in Katuaq Culture Centre in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The film stared by Ellen Hillingsø and Nukaaka Coster-Waldau. The film was based on a true story called the Little Danes Experiment. But what happened to the children who were …

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