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Posts tagged red blood cells

April 25, 2013

 

Colorado mountains

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

Many indigenous people live in areas of low oxygen concentration with few adverse effects. The big question is, how do they survive?

March 6, 2013

 

orange and pink running shoes

What Are Blisters?

Whether from playing too much basketball or jogging in ill-fitting sneakers, we've all had blisters. But what are blisters, and how do they form?

February 1, 2013

 

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Blue Sky + Looking Up = Seeing Tiny Dots And Swirls

Have you ever been staring into space, or gazing up at a clear, blue sky and suddenly noticed clusters of tiny dots and swirls?

October 23, 2012

 

human body book

How Does The Body Make Blood?

The body must produce the liquid part of blood, called plasma, and the cells that float in it.

March 1, 2011

 

kids dressed up for halloween

Vampire-Like Symptoms Occur With Hereditary Porphyria

The legend of the vampire, Dracula, may have had its basis in a very real disease known as Hereditary Porphyria.

October 5, 2007

 

Astronaut Giving Thumbs Up

Astronauts’ Diet

As you might expect, planning astronauts' diets requires special considerations. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 8, 2005

 

A Brown Recluse Bite

You probably know that a brown recluse spider is poisonous. Well, brown recluse venom is both cytotoxic, meaning it can kill cells, and hemolytic, meaning it can destroy red blood cells. The extent of what this means if you’re bitten by a brown recluse varies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

onion

Onions Are Toxic to Your Pets

Are onions bad for your cat or dog? What foods should pets avoid?

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