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No One Can Live Without a Mesentery, But What Does It Do?
Many Animals Have a Cloaca, But Humans Should Not
Talk May Be Cheap, but the Larynx Makes It Possible
How One Key Protein May Help Tendons Enhance Athletic Performance
The Science Behind Why We All Have Snot
What Are Muscle 'Knots' and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
The presence of a protein called Piezo1 plays a key role in how tendons heal – and a genetic mutation in that protein may also enhance athletic performance and keep us moving around longer and better.
Surely you've had a knot in your neck at some point. But your muscles really aren't tied in knots. Or are they?
Having kidney stones can feel like you've been stabbed in the back. But is it the stones causing the searing pain or is it something else?
By Dave Roos
We've all heard of the brain's gray matter, but what about the white matter? What does it do?
In 2017, scientists discovered the 79th organ of the body. What took them so long and what does it do?
By Alia Hoyt
The director of the Aphasia Research Laboratory at Boston University explains the condition forcing Bruce Willis to retire from acting, including what treatment options could be available.
By Swathi Kiran
Maybe you've seen those fantastical stories saying the world's longest piece of poop is 26 feet? Is that even possible? Where does crap like this come from?
By Alia Hoyt
Many things play a role in how our bodies acclimate to super-cold temperatures, including our own habits, genetics and even brown fat.
Knowing your eye shape can help with everything from selecting eyeglass frames to shaping the perfect brow.
Stanford researchers have developed a new white cane, incorporating sensing and wayfinding approaches from robotics and self-driving vehicles. Could this new white cane reshape life for the visually impaired?
Parosmia is a post-COVID-19 side effect that distorts your sense of taste and smell. But smell training (you read that right) can help most people get things back on track.
Technology for hearing aids has advanced drastically since our grandparents wore those big, bulky ones wrapped around their ears. Now they're Bluetooth-enabled and can even translate foreign languages on the fly.
Deaths from cases of the flu have dropped a staggering amount during the 2020-2021 flu season, even while cases of COVID-19 soared. What does that mean and what can we learn for the future?
Does feeling sick after you get the vaccine mean your immune system is responding? What if you don't feel sick? Does that mean it's not?
Savant syndrome is a rare condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain unexplained extraordinary abilities, such as playing music or remembering prodigious amounts of information.
The human voice, including both pitch and volume, is created here as air travels through the vocal cords, but it can change based on the position of the tongue, lips, mouth and pharynx.