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Ebola: A Contagious Trend

“This is the way the World ends, not with a bang but with a whimper.” In the year 1976, Ebola climbed out of its hiding place, and caused the death of 340 people. Coming forth from an unknown origin, this “virus” held the nation of Zaire in fear and full of uncertainty. No cure was found, as a ...

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Computer Fraud And Crimes

In the world of computers, computer fraud and computer crime are very prevalent issues facing every computer user. This ranges from system administrators to personal computer users who do work in the office or at home. Computers without any means of security are vulnerable to attacks from ...

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Mitosis In Cancerous Cells

Mitosis, the process in which a cell undergoes nuclear division, is one of the four subdivisions of the cell cycle responsible for cell growth and reproduction. The first step in mitosis is prophase. In prophase the chromatin, diffuse in interphase, condenses into chromosomes. Each chromosome ...

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Hepatitis

THE PRIORITY OF B VACCINATIONS IN CANADA The increase in the number of children attending schools in Canada and the potential for transmission of viral infection in that environment is a problem of great size. A virus is defined as "a morbid principle, or a poisonous venom, especially one ...

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Book Report: The Hot Zone By Richard Preston

In October of l989, Macaque monkeys, housed at the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, began dying from a mysterious disease at an alarming rate. The monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were to be sold as laboratory animals. Twenty-nine of a shipment of one hundred died within ...

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DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid and ribonucleic acid are two chemical substances involved in transmitting genetic information from parent to offspring. It was known early into the 20th century that chromosomes, the genetic material of cells, contained . In 1944, Oswald T. Avery, Colin M. MacLeod, and Maclyn ...

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The Hot Zone

In October of l989, Macaque monkeys, housed at the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, began dying from a mysterious disease at an alarming rate. The monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were to be sold as laboratory animals. Twenty-nine of a shipment of one hundred died ...

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AIDS And You

Introduction: AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a sentence of slow but inevitable death. I've already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. ...

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Hot Zone

Imagine walking into a tiny village in Africa, suffering and dying from some unknown virus. As you approach the huts you hear the wails of pure agony from the afflicted tribe members. Coming closer, you smell the stench of vomit mixed with the bitter smell of warm blood. People inside lay dying ...

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The Immune System

is a group of cells, molecules, and tissues that help defend the body against diseases and other harmful invaders. provides protection against a variety of potentially damaging substances that can invade the body. These substances include disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, ...

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All You Need To Know About AIDS

Introduction: AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a senten,ce of slow but inevitable death. I've already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. ...

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Hacking

Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Areested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"....Damn kids. They're all alike. But did you , in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did ...

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Cancer

is the second cause of death in the United States Heart disease is the first. Each year more than a million Americans get medical care for and over 330,000 die from the disease. is one of man’s dreaded diseases. It attacks people of all ages. kills more children than any other disease. About ...

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Computer Virus

"Traces of the Stealth_c Virus have been found in memory. Reboot to a clean system disk before continuing with this installation…" This was the message staring back at me from one of the computer monitors at my office. Questions raced through my mind. "Stealth_c?" "What's a system disk?" "How am ...

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AIDS: US Made?

In an article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of "Top Secret", Prof. J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal illustrate their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. "Top Secret" is the international edition of the German magazine ...

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Linux Operating System

Linux is a free Unix-like operating system that was developed on the Internet. Linus Torvalds first created it, and then he put the source code on his web page. After that, hackers and programmers developed it. With time, it became a big organization and now it is a powerful, advanced operating ...

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Genetically Engineered Foods

The use of genetically engineering in agriculture and food production has an impact, not only on the environment and biodiversity, but also on human health. Therefore, thorough biosafety assessment requires, not only an evaluation of environmental impacts of genetically engineered organisms, but ...

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Acquired Immune Difficiency Syndrome

AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS diseas is at present a sentence of slow but inevitable death. I've already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. In my part of ...

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AIDS: Is It A Modern Plague?

In some parts of the world there are still wars being fought and dictators in power. There are societies which consider themselves at the peak of evolution and progress. They are able to create state of the art automobiles, luxurious homes, efficient and organized industries, complex computerized ...

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Ebola

March 1, 1996 Imagine going on vacation to a foreign country and when you come home you are horribly sick. Your head hurts, you have a highfever, and you start vomiting. Chances are that you may havecontracted the Ebola virus. Ebola was first discovered in the village of Yambuku(1) nearthe ...

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