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Gene Therapy

More than 4,000 diseases are thought to be related to mutated genes that are inherited from one or both parents. But whether a gene actually triggers a disease can be dependent on a variety of factors, including lifestyle and the environment. Genetic testing can determine if a person has a ...

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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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How To Maintain A Computer System

Start a notebook that includes information on your system. This notebook should be a single source of information about your entire system, both hardware and software. Each time you make a change to your system, adding or removing hardware or software, record the change. Always include the ...

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Herpes-Simplex: Type 2

Herpes is a name that is used to describe several types of skin eruptions that are characterized by formation of blisters. The term embraces primarily two distinct disorders, herpes simplex and herpes zoster, both caused by viruses. Together, these "herpes" viruses are estimated to cause more ...

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Schizophrenia

is a mental disorder marked by the loss of contact with reality. When a person's thinking, feeling, and behavior is abnormal, it interferes with his or her ability to function in everyday life. Delusions, hallucinations, and irregular thinking and emotions are produced. If these signs are ...

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AIDS And YOU

(May 1987) (this essay is in the public domain) 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 ...

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Evolution and Natural Selection

1. First off, evolution is a change in the genetic frequencies of alleles (genes) in a population over time causing a new species to form. Natural selection basically means that an organism living in a particular environment inherits or already obtains adaptations/physical characteristics that will ...

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Rabies

Perhaps the best-known animal-borne disease, Rabies, or Rage is caused by a Rhabdovirus, a type of virus named for its rod like shape. It is also caused by a ‘Lyssavirus’. This group of viruses includes the Rabies virus traditionally associated with this disease, Australian bat lyssavirus, ...

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Swine Flu

Swine Influenza H1N1 is usually defined as the 'Spanish Flu' of 1918, which killed over 50 million people around the world. Flu viruses are named by the mutations of the neuraminidase and hemagglutinin. Neuraminidase is a hydrolysis enzyme that breaks down glycosidic bonds. The neuraminidase ...

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Herpes Type 2

Herpes is a name that is used to describe several types of skin eruptions that are characterized by formation of blisters. The term embraces primarily two distinct disorders, herpes simplex and herpes zoster, both caused by viruses. Together, these "herpes" viruses are estimated to cause more ...

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Genetically Engineered Foods

Introduction 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 ...

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Tell Me About Blood

Unit 1. Case Study 1. Tell Me About Blood * What is the significance of a lower-than-normal hematocrit? What is the effect of a bacterial infection on the hematocrit? (PAGE 618 619)First, hematocrit (HCT) is the percentage of blood made up of red blood cells. Usually measured by centrifuging a ...

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Unit 1 Assignment 1: Tell Me About Blood

Unit 1. Case Study 1. Tell Me About Blood Harlee Cheek Halstead 1) What is the significance of a lower-than-normal hematocrit? What is the effect of a bacterial infection on the hematocrit? Hematocrit (otherwise known as HCT) is the percentage of blood made up of red blood cells. A ...

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre syndrome, pronounced (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) is a rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nervous system. This medical condition has a rapid-onset weakness of the limbs as a result of an acute polyneuropathy, a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system. This ...

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Hepatitis A

In the world we live in, there are many diseases which are so deadly to the point where there is no cure for the disease. At one's first thought, most would think of AIDS, herpes, or maybe alshimers. However one might not consider Hepatitis, because a vaccine has been developed for types of the ...

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Uniform Commercial Code 2b The

A new law will probably be introduced into state legislatures which will govern all contracts for the development, sale, licensing, and support of computer software. This law, which has been in development for about ten years, will be an amendment to the Uniform Commercial Code. The amendment is ...

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A Guide To Indoor Air Quality

Air Pollution Sources in the Home Introduction Indoor Air Quality in Your Home What If You Live in an Apartment? Improving the Air Quality in Your Home A Look at Source-Specific Controls Radon Evironmental Tobacco Smoke Biological Contaminants Stoves, Heaters, Fireplaces, and ...

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AIDS And Its History

Professor Luc Montagnier, who discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 1983, and Professor Peter Duesberg, who first mapped the genetic structure of such viruses, are to challenge the orthodox view that HIV is the exclusive cause of AIDS at an "alternative" AIDS conference in Amsterdam ...

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Biological Warefare

Imagine sitting in a subway car on the way to the office for another day of work, when suddenly you can not breath. You look around and notice that other people around you are having the same problem. You push and shove other people aside to try and get to the door, but the doors are sealed ...

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Hemophilia Manitoba

, or hemophilia, is a sex-linked genetic disorder that is effecting about 20,000 Americans, most of which males. A person with hemophilia either has an inactive or inadequate supply of one of several blood factors needed for blood to clot. Because of this hemophilia can be mild, moderate, or ...

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