Anatomy

  • Answers to the Question of What is the Purpose of the Fibula

    What is the purpose of the fibula? Read here to learn why we have two legs bones instead of just one. There actually is a reason and it is all explained below.
    By Kathy Foust November 24, 2009 

  • Answering Some Common Questions About the Integumentary System

    There are many common questions about the integumentary system that are relatively easy to answer and understand if the answers are put in an easy to understand format. Read below to learn some of the most common questions and answers about this system...
    By Kathy Foust November 24, 2009 

  • The Two Different Types of Immunity

    All of us are exposed to a number of infections in our day to day life, but some agents affect our body whereas others do not. To find out why, read this article about the defense mechanism of human body.
    By Nirvanagrewal December 24, 2008 


  • The Importance of Bones in the Human Body

    The human skeleton, consisting of 206 bones, is a marvel of engineering. The bones which form the skeleton consist of proteins and mineral substances. Read more about the importance of bones in this article.
    By Nirvanagrewal December 22, 2008 

  • What Is Acquired Immunity?

    Acquired immunity is a body defense mechanism where the defense system is triggered in response to an exposure to microorganisms. Find out more about acquired immunity in the following article.
    By Rishi Prakash December 17, 2008 

  • Innate Immunity And Its Characteristics

    Animals and plants possess their own defense mechanisms against pathogens. Entry of any foreign element triggers the immune system and thereby kills the pathogen. The body defense mechanism is quite interesting. Find out more about innate immunity and...
    By Rishi Prakash December 2, 2008 


  • The Differences Between Active and Passive Immunity in Humans

    Understanding the immune response requires learning specialized terminology. Learn some definitions and differences between passive and active immunity.
    By Emma Lloyd November 27, 2008 

  • T Cell Development and Function

    This second part of a series about different arms of the immune response looks at T cell development and the function of the various types of T cells.
    By Emma Lloyd October 29, 2008 

  • Innate and Adaptive Immunity

    This first part of a series about different arms of the immune response looks at the innate and adaptive immune responses.
    By Emma Lloyd October 29, 2008 

  • Cell-Mediated Immunity

    This third part of a series about different arms of the immune response looks at the cell-mediated immune response.
    By Emma Lloyd October 29, 2008 
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