Sometimes we’re wrong…

Sometimes we’re wrong… let’s set things straight

Teeth: The Hidden Hero

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance manufactured by the human body.  It is also the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.  About 23% of Americans do not have dental insurance. In cases of unknown bodies, medical examiners have managed to extract DNA from the pulp and cementum of a victim’s teeth.Continue reading “Teeth: The Hidden Hero”

Girl Power in DNA

The largest cell in the human body is the female egg. It is the only cell visible with the naked eye. Mitochondria, known as the powerhouse of the cell, is used in mitochondrial DNA, which is passed almost exclusively from mom to offspring through their egg cell. Just one more way to catch a killer.Continue reading “Girl Power in DNA”

Death Myth Debunked (but still cool)

Facial hair is the fastest growing hair on the human body. Previously, it was believed that your hair and nails grew after death. Now it is known that as the body dehydrates and decomposes, the skin recedes, making them look as if they’d grown, although they haven’t. https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/do-fingernails-and-hair-really-keep-growing-after-death/