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Posts tagged metabolism

April 1, 2015


blood cells pulsing in artery

The Parts of Metabolism

Anabolism builds tissues; catabolism breaks them down.

February 6, 2013


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Why Do You Become Dehydrated When Sick?

If you have a runny nose and a fever, you'll need to drink more to replace those lost fluids. But why?

June 1, 2012


a ladybug crawls up a hill of snow

Bug Antifreeze

How do tiny bugs survive the harsh cold of winter?

February 3, 2012


younger and older runners on a trail

The Mathematics Of Middle-Age Spread

How much more does an older runner have to run in order burn as many calories as a teenager?

August 31, 2011


two prairie dogs sit on a rock

Which Is Healthier: Standing Or Sitting

There's mounting evidence that long stretches of inactivity are not good for you, even if you're not overweight and seem basically healthy.

February 22, 2011


brown bear

Hibernating Bears Marvel Scientists

Hibernating bears reduce their metabolism 75 percent yet do not drop their core temperature.

January 25, 2011


Children's painted handprints

Why Do My Hands And Feet Sweat So Much?

Why do hands and feet sweat so much? How do hormones and the nervous system control the body's cooling system?

December 24, 2009



Butterflies In Your Stomach

What happens in your body when you get nervous? Why do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach?

January 27, 2009


Umami Miami dish

Food for Thought (Literally!)

If you're smart about what you eat, you might actually become smarter!

February 6, 2008


Man Eating some Food


Are you hungry right now? It could be because your brain doesn't have enough leptin.

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