Though you’ve almost certainly heard of the nervous system, many people would be hard-pressed to describe it. This network of nerves and cells plays a massive role in our everyday lives, controlling everything from voluntary muscle movements to balance to ...Read More »
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Could Fixing a Defective Enzyme Curb Alcohol Abuse?
Alcohol abuse is a major problem in the United States; according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, misuse of alcoholic beverages cost the United States nearly $250 billion in 2010 alone. As troubling as these figures are, ...Read More »
Weakness, Numbness and Pain: The Impact of Peripheral Neuropathy
Ever wonder how the brain communicates with the rest of the body? The answer to that question largely involves the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which links both the brain and spinal cord to the body’s extremities. Given the importance of ...Read More »
What’s In Our Air? A Look at Six Common Pollutants
Whether it is fears about global warming or persistent problems with smog, the environment seems to be an issue that’s always in the news. Arguably the biggest reason as to why the environment gets so much attention is its potential ...Read More »