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Posts tagged skin

April 29, 2008

 

Blue vein in wrist

True Blue Inside of You?

Did you ever hear that blood is actually blue inside your body, but turns red instantly on contact with air? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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?

March 18, 2008

 

Some Broccoli

Broccoli Vs. Skin Cancer

According a study, three-day old extracts from broccoli might protect the skin against damage caused by being in the sun too much. Tune in to learn more.

January 2, 2007

 

macroimage of the skin on the back of a hand

Thick Skin

What does it mean to be "thick skinned"? Why is some skin thicker than other skin?

April 11, 2006

 

melasma

The Skin Changes of Pregnancy

Because pregnancy increases the amount of blood flowing through the body, including to the skin, many pregnant women do get a rosy glow, but that's not all.

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?

September 8, 2005

 

Rosacea

You know how Santa Claus is always depicted with rosy red cheeks? We have a theory that Mr. Claus has the skin condition, rosacea. Rosacea is a skin condition affecting about 14 million adults in the United States. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Painful Injections

Want to learn how to keep your baby from crying while it gets a shot? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 20, 2004

 

Superglue

Ever wonder how superglue works? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 22, 2004

 

thermometer

Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

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