The Human Skeletal System

The skeletal system includes bone and cartilage. In an adult human, there are approximately 206 bones and these have the functions of supporting the body and muscles, protecting and enclosing visceral organs, helping us to move, making blood, and providing a place to store minerals and salts. The skeletal system is clearly absolutely essential for us to survive, so what are its components and how do they work? Continue reading

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Amino acids to Proteins

The amino acids are responsible for many functions in the human body. Without amino acids, we could not survive. I will provide a brief explanation of the general structure of the twenty amino acids, and show why they are so important for life. Continue reading