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An organization of cells sharing functional similarities.

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If cells regularly renew, why do we have scars?

Question may sound bit poetic but I have a pretty basic question here: Often we get a minor wound and cells renew and quickly "cover" it. But when we have deeper wounds, often they leave behind scars. ...
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What is happening when we get a tan?

Almost everyone nowadays wants that nice summer tan, but what exactly is going on beneath the skin? I've heard a few different theories about tanning - such as a tan is nothing but the pigmentation in ...
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Why are skin moles (pigmented spots) circular in shape?

I have never seen a rectangular or triangular shaped mole. Is there any reason for why moles are roughly circular in shape?
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How can soft tissue exist in dinosaur fossils?

In this article the author explains that they found soft tissues inside of 68-million-year-old dinosaur fossils. How can that be possible? It was believed that soft tissues cannot last more than a ...
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Do “scars” in humans replace all the skin layers or only some layers?

When someone has a cut or surgical incision that results in a "scar", is the scar tissue replacing all 3 layers of the skin (epidermis, dermis, hypodermis)? Or only the first one or two of them?
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What does lymph actually look like?

I have scoured Google and a number of my anatomy textbooks for a picture of lymph. However, I cannot find any such photo (or video) showing its actual appearance. Can someone provide a reputable image ...
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Is collagen supplementation useless?

When collagen is digested is it broken up into usable components that the body can use to produce its own collagen? What evidence is there that supplementing with collagen type I & II etc.. can ...
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Is there a surface or body cavity that does not have epithelium?

Is there any surface in the (human) body that is not covered with epithelium?
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Density of cells in human tissues?

Where can I find values, or estimates, of the density of cells in human tissues? Maybe an overall estimate, or distinct values for distinct tissues? Or maybe not human, but mammal tissues (which ...
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Trying to differentiate between the three muscle tissues with small pictures

For an assignment I have to differentiate the three types of muscle tissues in these three pictures . I'm having difficulty seeing the striations and branches etc. because the pictures are so small. ...
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How different are tissue-specific fibroblasts from each other?

I am planning to utilize a new system in our lab, in which I will co-culture cancer cells from different tissues with fibroblasts. I have the option to receive skin-derived primary fibroblasts. I ...
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Characteristics of 'true' tissue

Why are sponges not considered to have tissue level organization? Quite a few places seem to say that sponges do not have 'true tissue' and only have specialized cells. Unlike Protozoans, the ...
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Recession of skin tan

In early October I was on a holiday near the equator and got tanned. Now, roughly 3 months later, the tan on my face and arms has gone almost entirely where my belly, chest and legs are still ...
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Which organs/tissues are defined as “peripheral organs/tissues”

In the following paper [1], I encountered one term "peripheral organs". Literally, based on my understanding, it should be related to the organs/tissues, such as skin, hair and ear in the human, and ...
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White blood cells after dealing with an infection

I just have a quick question. If there was an infection of a tissue within the body, white blood cells would leave the capillaries around the tissue and enter the tissues to help cure the infection. ...
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Why is brown fat brown?

I read in Tortora and Derrickson Anatomy and Physiology that : Another type, called brown adipose tissue obtains its darker color from a very rich blood supply , along with numerous pigmented ...
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External tissues, connected to the body?

Some cancer tumors suppress themselves from spreading. When such tumors are removed by surgery, the metastasis process is accelerated. Isn't it possible to put such tumors into external device like ...
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How do muscle relaxants work?

Do they act directly on the muscle and actually relax muscle tissue and ease spasms, or do they just prevent your brain from receiving signals that inform you of tight muscles? In the latter case, ...
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Is pith a ground tissue with no specialized function?

Here is a question from the book My Max Score SAT Biology E/M Subject Test (where the SAT is the exam taken by American high school students): Ground tissue with no specialized function A. Xylem ...
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Can Anyone Identify this Tissue?

I am hoping someone can identify the image below My wife felt a bug bite her and found this in her hair now she's worried that it was a tick. the photo is at 40X under microscope. I'm guessing it's ...
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Can anyone expolain this? Cell culture vials have strange hair-like condensation patterns

What is the hair-like polymer that condenses on the caps of the plastic cell vial? Inside vial are cells in a mixture of FBS and DMSO. The vials were frozen slowly in a special isopropanol-filled ...
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What is the cell matrix?

What is the matrix in the cell, and how does it connect cells together? I read about this in my textbook. I know that a matrix is the material (or tissue) that connects other cells together. My ...
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What is the difference between the basal membrane and the basal lamina?

I'm researching about the basal lamina in lung tissue and I'm not sure if the basal membrane is the same. What is the difference between them?
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Why do some people burn and others tan?

Connected to What is happening when we get a tan? - Why do some people burn while other people tan? Very pale people tend to just burn while other people tan very nicely, what causes this difference? ...
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Why will tissue from identical twin be rejected in some cases?

Also, transplants from one identical twin to another are almost never rejected. [ Source: Medline Plus ] Why can a tissue from an identical twin be rejected ?
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Why is xylem a tissue and not an organ?

My textbook "CGP AS-Level Biology Exam Board: Edexcel Complete Revision & Practice" says xylem is a tissue. Then I read from this website that "[Xylem's] major components include xylem parenchyma,...
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Why is cartilage replaced by bones in a vertebrate adult?

Why is cartilage present in a vertebrate embryo replaced by bones in an vertebrate adult even though cartilage can also provide me the structural framework like as in Chondrichthyes and they seem to ...
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Might new bones evolve from soft tissue? [closed]

I wonder how bones evolve where there are none. (This is the question, read the sub-questions as examples :) ) Lets take an elephant as an example. If it was adaptive for the elephant, could bones ...
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Plant tissue culture [closed]

Tissue culture means that cells are propagated and multiplied under controlled conditions. Suppose the following situations: a) A seed being is embedded in an Agar medium and germinated under ...
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Could bacteria and phages be found in tissues?

in the literature, there are several studies of the gut virome and microbiome, for instance Reyes et al. on Nature (https://www.nature.com/articles/nature09199?error=cookies_not_supported&code=...
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Is it possible to extract tissue-culture material from a seed?

Here is the problem: Tissue culture is cloning, and all plants from the same mother plant are identical. On the other hand, plants grown from seed are all different. If parent plants are genetically ...
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Is epimysium same as fascia?

I have read that epimysium is dense regular connective tissue made covering the a muscle like bicep brachi. at the same time we have fascia that is made of dense regular tissue and covers muscles. so ...
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What is tissue patterning?

This term gets thrown around sometimes in biology articles, and I have a rough idea of what it is: during embryonic development, the tissue differentiates in a certain spatial configuration. Wikipedia ...
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Most optically transparent muscle phantom?

I am trying to use Schlieren imaging techniques to visualize how a sound wave propagates through muscle tissue. In the past, when needing to experiment with muscle we would use an agar based muscle ...
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Do all Fungi have similar cells?

I know that most fungi are not differentiated into tissues. And tissues are groups of specialised cells aiming to perform a collective function. Does it, then, follow that most fungi do not have ...
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due to hypersecretion of growth hormone why only terminal growth takes place?

why only terminal growth takes place in acromegaly and gagiantism, due hypersecretion of GH?
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seafood muscles - how do they work?

Today, first time in my life I ate seafood. It was a squid and a calamar. Note that I am biology layman, so please be merciful :( While dissecting my food I noticed that the tissues of those ...
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How long can you store tissue on 4°C before B-cell extraction and culture?

We receive tissue regularly and extract B-cells for culturing, studying differentiation and survival with diffenet stimulation conditions. However, often the tissue arrives late afternoon and might be ...
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Regarding cryonics, why can't you freeze a living body and then thaw it later, fully functional?

Cryonics is very popular in science fiction today, as a method of preserving animals, including humans, for long time storage and thawing the tissue later in the future. What is the difficulties with ...
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How does air-liquid interface (ALI) culture work?

For studying diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cells are often grown in air liquid interface. I understand that the common way of establishing this these days is to grow ...
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Can a portion of human skin cells be modified in some way to generate light? [closed]

I have come across some species of living organisms who are able to emit light at whim. Can that ability be incorporated into a portion of human skin (a specialized tissue)?
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Tissues in plants and animals

What is the equivalent connective tissue in plants? Connective tissue in animals are mostly made up of collagen. What about in plants?
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Is it possible to determine what tissue a DNA sample came from based solely on its sequence?

All cells have the same genome and differ only by the expression pattern. Is it possible to determine the tissue origin of a cell based on its DNA sequence using short tandem repeat (STR) analysis or ...
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How do trees grow?

A nail is inserted into a tree's trunk at a young stage of its development. At which height will we find the nail after some years? Will it be found higher or at the same height(What extent of ...
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What do you mean by non cellular matrix [closed]

What do you mean by the non cellular matrix in which connective tissues are embedded?
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most different human tissues with respect to gene expression profiling

Is there a PCA showing the relative distance in terms of gene expression / functional genomics among the different human tissue types? So far I have found: (1) A paper based on gene expression with ...
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Normal cell diffusion in normal organism?

We know, that cancer cell can travel across an organism. Is this ABSOLUTELY impossible for NORMAL cells? For example, is it EXACTLY ZERO probability to find some bone cells inside liver or some skin ...
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Is there any possible way to take a DNA test without using blood in humans?

Is there any possible way to take a DNA test without the need to draw blood in humans? Any information will be useful for me.
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How is yellow elastic cartilage a true cartilage?

My book has only mentioned the fact but no reason is given so I would like to know the reason for it. I would like to know what more to add in the body but the question just doesn't get posted.
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Histology tissue

Can anybody tell me from where is this tissue taken and in with techique is it colored please ?