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How To : Extract white blood cells for experimental use

This video tutorial will show you the Neutrophil Isolation Protocol. Neutrophil polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMN) are the most abundant leukocytes in humans and among the first cells to arrive on the site of inflammatory immune response. Due to their key role in inflammati ...more

How To : Understand the red blood cells

Many people like to understand how exactly their body works. Understanding the blood will help you a lot when your doctor explains results from blood tests. The blood is a very important part of our body, also being called "The river of life". The red cells are the most commo ...more

How To : Understand the Process of Inflammation

In each day of our life, we see inflammation. We see it during sore throats and abscess formations in our bodies, and even slight tooth pain is a form of inflammation. Sometimes it's good when it fights to protect us from invading organisms, but sometimes it becomes bad when i ...more

How To : How & Why Fasting Can Boost Your Immune System

Fasting—or the practice of regularly abstaining from ingesting anything except water—is a pretty drastic move. I tried to fast for two days and made it to the 12-hour mark, which is when I broke down and ate a quart of ice cream. However, I may have to try it again, since "sh ...more

News : Here's How Bacteria Causes Acne & Pimples

How do I get rid of these zits?! Whether its pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads, the name is the same, and the name is acne. If you have acne, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 50 million people are impacted by acne vulgaris each year. ...more

News : Gut May Hold Key to Infectious Brain Diseases

Specialized cells in the lining of the gut may provide a key to preventing an infectious brain disease caused by misfolded proteins. Don't Miss: Syphilis: An Old Disease Returns with a New Drug Resistance We can easily imagine white blood cells attacking foreign germs in th ...more

News : Squid Ink Is the New Black

I have a thing for black foods, whether it's mysterious, lovely black garlic (the secret to its color: fermentation) or adding charcoal powder with its reputed health benefits to cookies, cakes, and breads. Now add one more ingredient to the list: squid ink. It goes by many o ...more

HowTo : Diagnose Anemia With a Salad Spinner

Another example of outstanding resourcefulness and ingenuity in the medical community (see earlier this week: Blood Sucking Plunger Could Heal Millions). Rice undergraduate students Lila Kerr and Lauren Theis use a salad spinner, plastic lids, cut-up combs, yogurt containers, ...more

How To : Understand the circulatory system & the heart

Want to learn more about the circulation of blood through the heart and the rest of our body. Watch this video. Initially, this video explains about hemoglobin and why it resides in the red blood cells in the blood. Next, it explains the flow of blood through the body, focus ...more

How To : Boost your immune system the natural way

This video presents advice from experts on natural ways to boost your immune system. It's important to look at what you are eating. Sugar inhibits the function of the white blood cells, which are part of the immune system. It has been shown that within 20 minutes of eating a h ...more

How To : Prevent acne with doctor recommended treatments

Acne develops when pores become blocked with dead skin cells and oil. They usually disappear over time but sometimes they leave a scar. When those blemishes form white blood cells rush to the surface to help heal the area. But occasionally a scar forms. Popping and picking can ...more

How To : Understand The Process of Inflammation

In each day of our life, we see inflammation. We see it during sore throats and abscess formations in our bodies, and even slight tooth pain is a form of inflammation. Sometimes it's good when it fights to protect us from invading organisms, but sometimes it becomes bad when i ...more

How To : Understand different immune system responses

This is a presentation of different types of immune responses in human body. There are two types of immune systems i.e., non specific and specific or adaptive immune system. Again, non specific immune system is sub- divided into barriers. It is the first line of defense. The s ...more

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