How living cells affect your health

Cells are the structural and functional units of all living organisms. Some organisms, such as bacteria, are unicellular, consisting of a single cell. Other organisms, such as humans, are multicellular, or have many cells, estimated at 100,000,000,000,000 cells!

Each cell is an amazing world unto itself. A cell can take in nutrients, convert these nutrients into energy, carry out specialized functions, and reproduce as necessary.

Equally amazing is that each cell stores its own set of specific instructions for carrying out each of these activities.

The Human Cell

Inside the Cell

Inner Life Of A Cell

Understanding how living cells affect your health is fundamental to all of the biological sciences. This is directly related to your body’s overall health.

Perhaps the most fundamental property of all living things is their ability to reproduce. All cells good and bad arise from pre-existing cells. Likewise, all multicellular organisms inherit their genetic information specifying structure and function from their parents.

Keeping the good cells healthy and the bad cells out is fundamental for your body’s good health.

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