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Posts tagged skin cells

October 15, 2013

 

man standing with a cheetah

Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

March 23, 2011

 

bellybutton

What Is Bellybutton Lint?

Do you ever find little fluffs of lint trapped in your bellybutton? What is that stuff, and where does it come from?

September 8, 2008

 

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What Are Calluses And How Are They Formed?

Have you ever gotten a callus and wondered what is was?

September 27, 2003

 

Rejuvenating Your Skin

So what is actually happening when a moisturizer is rejuvenating your skin? First, moisturizers help your skin stay hydrated by either forming a barrier that prevents the water in your skin from evaporating, or by pulling water from the skin’s inner layers out to the skin’s surface.

September 27, 2003

 

Why You Can’t Just Shed That Snake Tattoo

The top layer of skin, called the epidermis, is very thin–only 1/10 of a millimeter at most. This is where cells constantly divide from the base layer and move up to the surface to be sloughed off.

September 27, 2003

 

Spots and Stripes

Why do some creatures have spots and stripes, while others don't?

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