How many organs are in the human body?

Since ancient times, humankind has sought to understand the guts inside us. Ancient Egyptians handled human organs as they removed them for embalming. Medical manuscripts found in an ancient Chinese tomb may be the earliest-known anatomical writing about the human body. Thousands of years later, do we know how many organs are in the human body?

Organs are collections of tissues that work together for a common goal, explained Lisa M.J. Lee, an associate professor in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “Every organ provides a function for human performance or survival,” she told Live Science.

But not every organ is necessary for survival. Only five organs — the brain, heart, liver, at least one kidney, and at least one lung are absolutely essential for living. Losing total function of any one of these vital organs spells death. Remarkably,

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Dogs’ brains aren’t hardwired to care about human faces, study shows

Researchers measured brain activity in dogs and humans as they showed them videos of faces and backs of heads, a press release from Eötvös Loránd University, in Hungary, said.

While faces are hugely important for visual communication in humans, the same can’t be said for our canine companions.

Experiments involving functional magnetic resonance imaging on 20 dogs were carried out at Eötvös Loránd University and the National Autonomous University of México, Querétaro, Mexico, two of very few facilities that can scan dogs’ brains when they are awake and unrestrained.

Results revealed large dedicated neural networks in human brains are used to differentiate faces from non-faces. In dogs there are no brain regions that fire to differentiate faces.

Instead, dogs use more information from smell or larger parts of the body, study co-author Attila Andics of Eötvös Loránd University, told CNN.

Germans could legally have to let their dogs out twice a day

“In dogs, for kin recognition and mate selection facial cues

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Human Biology Appears to Have Two Seasons, Not Four: Study | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter


MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The human body apparently disagrees with Mother Nature on how many seasons there are.

Instead of four seasons, human biology appears to have two, according to a team of Stanford University researchers.

“We’re taught that the four seasons — winter, spring, summer and fall — are broken into roughly equal parts throughout the year, and I thought, ‘Well, who says?’ ” said Michael Snyder, a professor and chair of genetics. “It didn’t seem likely that human biology adheres to those rules.”

So he and his colleagues conducted a study guided by people’s molecular compositions to let the biology reveal how many seasons there are.

They analyzed four years of molecular data from 105 people, aged 25 to 75. About four times a year, participants provided blood samples that were analyzed for molecular information about immunity, inflammation, heart

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Conagen Wins SynBioBeta Award for Non-GMO Human Milk Oligosaccharide and Human Lactoferrin

Company announces yet a third offering for infant formula fortification, FBA, a compound which delivers butyrate to the infant gut while retaining the accepted flavor of formula for babies’ palates.

Bedford, Mass., Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SynBioBeta’s (SBB) Synthetic Biology Global Conference awarded Conagen the “Best Product of the Year” for its human lactoferrin and non-GMO human milk oligosaccharide (HMO.)

Human lactoferrin is a critical iron-binding compound for immunity and iron nutrition. HMOs are important nutritional compounds only found in human milk. The most abundant HMO in human milk is 2’-fucosyllactose (2’FL), and it is responsible for promoting good gut bacteria, strengthening the gut barrier function, and suppressing pathogens.

“Conagen is honored to accept this award from SynBioBeta for our human lactoferrin and non-GMO HMO infant formula ingredients, but we do not intend to stop there. We are dedicated to continuously improving infant health and nutrition by expanding

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‘Wonderful Dentist And Human Being’: Carlsbad Hero

graphical user interface, application: Heroes are stepping up across California during the pandemic.

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Heroes are stepping up across California during the pandemic.

CARLSBAD, CA — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented and changing times.

Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. Together with Ring, we’re working to let all your neighbors know about these outstanding people and their stories.

This submission comes from Jamie Gray, who nominated her employer, Dr. Tony B. Georgiades of Carlsbad.

Name: Dr. Tony B. Georgiades, D.D.S.

Hometown: Carlsbad

Hero’s job: Other

If other, job: Dental provider for special needs patients and nursing home residents. Dr. Georgiades treats patients for their dental needs.

Relationship to nominee: I work for this wonderful human being.

Reason for recognition: Because he is a wonderful dentist helping those in the community who are less fortunate

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