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November 9, 2013

     A human being is a complex set of interconnected organ systems functioning as an integrated whole.  Each of these organ systems is made of identical cells, which are the powerplants and the workhorses of the human body.  By most calculations, the number of cells is somewhere between 50 and 70 trillion.  To put size in perspective, if a human being was the size of the earth, which is 8000 miles in diameter, a cell would be 2 feet wide.  The work of the cell is unseen to the naked eye, but miraculous in its capability.

     Inside the cell is a collection of individual organs, called organelles.  These organelles function as miniature, fully automated manufacturing plants.  Inside each manufacturing plant is a nucleus containing the blueprint for making the machinery necessary for each cell to carry out its work, instructions for the cell to repair and make a copy of itself, and plans for the cell to clean up after itself and take out the trash.  The sys...

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Elizabeth A Wanek, MD
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