Bones and muscles -- the musculoskeletal system -- are what make the body move. Learn how every movement of the body is the result of the coordination of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
How White Matter Helps the Brain's Gray Matter Function
Bruce Willis Has Aphasia. What Is It and What Causes It?
Can Our Bodies 'Learn' to Withstand Frigid Temperatures?
The True Story of the Blue People of Kentucky
What Is the Rarest Blood Type in the World?
What Does It Mean If Your Blood Oxygen Level Is Low?
What Is Saliva and How Does It Change the Taste of Food?
The World's Longest Poop Story Is a Crock of, Well ...
When You Have to Go But Don't Want People to Know
Does Oxytocin Make Us Fall in Love?
5 Ways Homeostasis Keeps Your Body Humming Along
Is It Possible to Get Taller as an Adult?
Do You Have One of the 6 Rarest Eye Colors in the World?
Why Do Babies' Eyes Change Color?
There Are 6 Different Eye Shapes. Which One Is Yours?
'Man Flu' Could Be a Real Thing
Sugars in Human Breast Milk Act as Antibacterial Agents
Does mouthwash affect your immune system?
Kidney Stones Are Excruciating, But the Source of Pain Is Surprising
Why Do We Do a Little Dance When We Have to Pee?
Do You Turn the Door Key and Have to Pee? It May Be All in Your Brain
The Lymph System
What is lymph?
What Happens When the Wind Is Knocked Out of You?
The Science Behind Why We All Have Snot
Why Breathing Through Your Nose Is Best
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?
Careful with that chopping knife! If you lose a fingertip, it's probably gone forever. With kids, however, that's not always the case. Why is that?
Bones give our body structure and enable us to stand, walk and move. So what else is your skeletal responsible for and exactly how many bones are in the human body anyway?
By Tom Scheve
Oh, to be a kid again. Plenty of summer vacation, plenty of mud puddles and plenty of osteoblasts? There's a reason your kid can spring back from any injury while you're laid up for weeks.
By Tom Scheve