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Posts tagged skin layers

September 29, 2009

 

An upclose view of a person blue eye.

Healing Rate Of Elbows And Eyeballs

Ever wonder why it takes so long for a scratch on the elbow to heal? After all, it takes just minutes for a scratch on the eyeball to heal.

March 26, 2008

 

A fake example of a fingerprint

What Good Are Fingerprints?

Readers of detective fiction knows one thing fingerprints are good for, their unique patterns. Why have we evolved such convoluted fingertips and why so useful?

December 14, 2005

 

dry skin on a woman's arm

Dry Skin

What's really happening to your skin when it's dry? How can we prevent this itchy, flaky and scaly skin?

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