According to Science NetLinks, cells convert energy for your body and continually divide to make more cells for growth and repair. The body has about 200 different types of cells, and specific cells have assorted jobs to... More »

According to a National Geographic article, the best available estimate of the number of cells contained in the human body is 37.2 trillion. The researchers who conducted the study added up the estimates for the total nu... More »

The longest cells in the human body are neurons. Neurons are cells within the nervous system and carry messages throughout the body. More »

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