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Regeneration in humans – Finding the gene switch

Regeneration in humans is much more limited compared in other animals. Say for instance when one lost a limb, much as well... Read More

Glycolysis

What is Glycolysis and Why is it Important? Glycolysis is a metabolic pathway by which the 6-carbon molecule of glucose is... Read More

Aberrant regeneration

Aberrant regeneration Misdirected regrowth of nerve fibres seen for example, after oculomotor nerve injury. Synonym:... Read More

Regeneration

regeneration The natural renewal of a structure, as of a lost tissue or part. Origin: L. Generare = to produce, bring to... Read More

Fragmentation

Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More

Light-independent reaction

The process of photosynthesis is a biological procedure in which plants produce oxygen and energy (sugar) by using light... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Physical Development in Humans

The Newly Born Child Depending on the nutrients available to the child within pregnancy and the genetic makeup of the... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Living things

Living Things Definition A living thing pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows the characteristics... Read More

Chondroblast

There are two forms of cells in cartilage: chondroblasts and chondrocytes. The chondroblasts are cells that secrete the... Read More

Totipotent

Totipotent Definition What is totipotent? In general terms, totipotency is defined as the ability of a single cell to... Read More

Pangenesis

Definition noun A hypothetical mechanism for heredity proposed by Charles Darwin in which it holds that gemmules are shed... Read More

Myoblast

Definition noun, plural: myoblasts The embryonic progenitor cell of the muscle cell Supplement Myoblasts are the embryonic... Read More

Non-living thing

Non-living Thing Definition A non-living thing in biology means any form without a life, such as an inanimate body or... Read More

Fibrinous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate consisting largely of fibrinogen and fibrin Supplement Tissue injuries such as wounds and... Read More

Autotomy

Definition noun (1) (zoology) The intentional separation of a body part, usually as a protective evading mechanism against... Read More

Myogenesis

Definition noun (embryology) The formation of muscle tissues through the differentiation of progenitor cells myoblasts... Read More

Tissue repair

Definition noun The process of restoring the structural and physiological integrity after an injury Supplement Tissue repair... Read More

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Plant Meristems and Growth

A common mistake that many people assume is that an increase in size means an increase in growth. This is not the case.... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Iodine test

Iodine Test Definition The iodine test is a chemical reaction-based identification test for starch. In this test, iodine... Read More

Fermentation

Fermentation Definition What is fermentation? Fermentation is the breaking down of sugar molecules into simpler compounds... Read More

Cytokinin

Plants require growth hormones for their regulated growth. Plant growth hormones or regulators (PGRs) are small organic... Read More

Birth

Birth 1. The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a... Read More

Kelp

The swaying and winding of kelp in the ocean currents has an entrancing, hypnotic quality that would be the envy of the... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Hydra

Hydra (Science: organism) genus of freshwater coelenterates (cnidarians). They are small, solitary and only exist in the... Read More

Reconstitution

reconstitution 1. A type of regeneration in which a new organ forms by the rearrangement of tissues rather than from new... Read More

Pyruvic acid

What is Pyruvic Acid? Pyruvic acid is an organic acid that occurs as an intermediate in many metabolic processes. It occurs... Read More

Carbon fixation

Carbon Fixation Definition We know that the earth contains many elements. The periodic table shows us just how many... Read More

Exudate

What is an exudate? The inflammation or injury in a tissue result in increased permeability of the blood vessels that... Read More

Anaerobic bacteria

Bacteria are classified according to the need for oxygen to survive and grow.   For example, aerobic bacteria are bacteria... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More

Olfactory nerve

Definition noun, plural: olfactory nerves The cranial nerve comprised of sensory nerve fibers that carry impulses for the... Read More