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Posts tagged nerve endings

September 8, 2015


illustration of kissing couple

Why Do People Kiss?  

Smooching feels good, of course, but couples first started swapping saliva as a way to test out genetic compatibility.

September 1, 2015


tooth with dental tools

Getting Rid of Cavities    

Here's how to undo the damage caused by tooth decay:

August 21, 2009


A man's veiny arm

When Your Arm Falls Off

Why do arms sometimes fall asleep and why do they start to tingle?

February 27, 2004


Sleep On, Sneeze Not

Do we sneeze during sleep? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 29, 2004


A dental hygienest cleans a patients teeth.

Getting Rid Of Cavities

Brushing your teeth might do more good than you thought.

September 27, 2003



Botox is the marketing name given to a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin A. This toxin comes from the bacterium that produces the poisons responsible for causing botulism.

September 27, 2003


Can the Dead Move?

The chemicals that cause this reaction are stored in our nerve endings, and when we die, they’re gradually released.

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