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Human body News

Illustrating the human body with 'Microcartography'

Artist Sonja Bäumel has explored the human skin microbiome in her project 'Cartography of the Human Body'. To illustrate the diversity of the bacteria and fungi on the skin, she cultured isolates from her own body to create an innovative art project.

Too much vitamin D can be harmful

Health shops often have vitamin supplements for sale. However, with vitamin D research suggests that very high blood levels of vitamin D confer no additional benefit and could, in fact, be potentially harmful.

New unbreakable passwords hiding in the human body

Technology is being developed that will change digital security forever, starting with an unbreakable password that hides within the human body.

In Thailand, creepy bees suck on human tears

Consider yourself warned: if you start crying on the streets of Thailand, you might just find a swarm of bees landing on your face.

Human Body Parts Trade Could Increase Before Soccer World Cup

The author of a new report on the trafficking of human body parts in Southern Africa says a rise can be expected in so-called human ”muti” (medicine) trafficking ahead of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.

American doctor claims to have cloned human embryos

Doctor Panayiotis Zavos attempted to clone the world's first human baby. He says he cloned 14 embryos and then transferred 11 of those into four women. None of the attempts resulted into a viable pregnancy.

Mapping the Human Body

At ideaCity04, one presenter was so overflowing with info that host Moses Znaimer had to enter stage right and patiently sit beside him, a silent reminder to wrap it up. But you couldn’t ask Alexander Tsiaras to gloss over the wonders of the human body.
 

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