In a laboratory first, Duke researchers have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals.
Columnar_Epithelial_Tissue :: A tissue that forms the linings of all internal and external body surfaces, such as the skin or the lining of the stomach, epithelial tissue is composed of layers of cells packed close together and tends to be thin.It has no blood vessels. Because of this, it depends on underlying tissues to provide it with the oxygen and nutrients it needs to maintain homeostasis. It’s functions include to protect the underlying tissue, to secrete and to absorb
The field of adipose tissue biology has been expanding at a very rapid pace in the last few years. Numerous advances have been made since publication of the first edition of this book, in terms of basic adipocyte biology, understanding of the determinants of obesity, distribution of body fat and weight loss, as well as the mechanisms linking excess adiposity to various co-morbidities.