• Aids Immune System
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    AIDS Aids stand for Acquired Immune Defi ency Syndrome, which is the final and the most serious stage of the HIV Disease and it causes damage to the immune system. Between the ages of twenty five to forty four, AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death. Since the start of HIV disease forty seven million have been infected in the world. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is what causes aids. This virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body open a lot of illnesses and cancers. Aids are transm...
  • Genetic Heart Engineering Immune System
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    Generic Heart Engineering: One problem in the medical field is the rate of heart transplants compared with the number of them needed. The disparity is too great for the medical community and needs to be solved. The biggest contributor to this predicament is the fact that hearts must be taken from recently deceased people and cannot be taken from living, willing donors because that would basically be suicide. Also, another problem with heart transplants is, after the statistical miracle of receiv...
  • Acupuncture Body Practice Flow
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    Acupuncture An estimated two thousand years ago, the Jin dynasty introduced a new medical practice to their culture. The practice, known as acupuncture, treats many common ailments using needles on certain areas of the body in order to enhance the flow of energy or "qi." Since its birth, millions of people over centuries have relied on the benefits of acupuncture, which include everything from relieving stress to promoting good health. Although there has been much scientific dispute over the ben...
  • Defence Against Infectious Disease
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    State the types of organism that can cause disease o Caused by a variety of organisms Bacteria Fungi Viii Explain how skin and mucous membranes act as barriers against microbes o the skin, with its tough layer of keratin, is an impregnable barrier as long as it is intact. When it is not, large numbers of micro organisms gain ready entry to the body. o Epithelium that forms mucous membranes is more fragile than the skin is constantly flushed with fluids, such as mucus, saliva and tears, that cont...
  • Vitamin C Immune System
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    VITAMIN C Vitamin C plays a crucial role in our lives by building and maintaining our tissues and fortifying our immune systems. Vitamin C should be included in a daily diet because it is water soluble, which means it, is excreted from the body every day and can not be stored for later use. You should consume at least 500-1000 mg of Vitamin C per day to maintain a strong immune system which fights off diseases and illnesses from the human body. It is also used to keep teeth and gums healthy, hea...
  • Immune System Body Cells Antibodies
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    You live in a world of germs and you " re at war. Your body's constant, warm environment, rich in nutrients, is an ideal home, where tiny organisms can thrive. Their aim is to get in. Your body's job is to keep them out. Through advances in cancer research, scientists now believe more than 100 million immune cells exist. For every virus or bacterium, there seems to be an immune cell specifically designed to hunt down and destroy it. But what happens when you are born without this ability The im...
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Immune System
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    Human Immunodeficiency Virus The content of this paper is whether or not mutations undergone by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and allow it to survive in the immune system. The cost of treating all persons with AIDS in 1993 in the United States was $7. 8 billion, and it is estimated that 20, 000 new cases of AIDS are reported every 3 months to the CDC. The question dealing with how HIV survives in the immune system is important, not only in the search for a cure for the virus and its inescapab...
  • Aids Virus Hiv System Cells
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    Report On AIDS AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which attacks selected cells in the immune system and produces defects in function. These defects may not be apparent for years. They lead to a severe suppression of the immune system's ability to resist harmful organisms. This leaves the body open to invasion by various infections. The first cases of AIDS were reported in the early 1980 s. From 1981 to 1998 more than 700...
  • Diabetes Immune System
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    Sheldon 1 Mike Sheldon Paul Mcgowan English 1026, May 2001 DIABETES In 1921, Canadian researchers isolated insulin from dog pancreases and discovered that the hormone is essential to controlling blood sugar. Given by injection, insulin reversed wasting in diabetic children and extended their lives. Dramatic as its effects are, however, insulin isn't a cure for diabetes. People with the disorder must monitor their blood sugar closely and take insulin injections to reduce the risk of nerve damage ...
  • Aids Immune System
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    AIDS Aids is a disease that effects the immune system. Your immune system is unable to fight off diseases, viruses, and infections. Aids usually makes you very skinny and tired, and it effects the nerves system in your brain. You also can get certain cancers from aids especially Kaposi's sarcoma, are purple lesions on the skin, and tumors known as B-cell lymphomas. Aids can be transmitted through several ways by blood, through intimate sexual contact, from infected mothers to there babies in the...
  • Aids 2 Immune System
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    AIDS is the final, life-threatening stage of the infection with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The name refers to the fact that HIV severely damages the patient's disease-fighting immune system. Cases of AIDS were first identified in 1981 in the United States, but scientists have traced cases to as early as 1959. Millions of AIDS cases have been diagnosed worldwide. HIV can be present in the body for 2 to 12 years without producing any ...
  • Stem Cells Blood Cord Umbilical
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    After a typical delivery the umbilical cord and the blood within it is discarded. Now researchers have discovered that this blood contains valuable stem cells which can be used in the treatment of several blood disorders. Stem cells are simply undeveloped cells that develop into platelets or red and white blood cells. Stem cells will continue to produce blood cells for an indefinite period of time after transplantation. Until the discovery of stem cells in umbilical cord blood and placentas, bo...
  • The Immune System Lymphocytes Body Cells
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    The Immune System The immune system is a group of cells, molecules, and tissues that help defend the body against diseases and other harmful invaders. The immune system provides protection against a variety of potentially damaging substances that can invade the body. These substances include disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. The body's ability to resist these invaders is called immunity. A key feature of the immune system is its ability to destroy foreig...
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test
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    Tuberculosis TB is a disease that can cause a serious illness and can damage a person's organs. Every year more than 25, 000 people in the U. S. are diagnosed with TB disease. That's only a fraction of the amount of people who carry the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rod-shaped bacterium. TB is spread through the air by carriers of the germ. People who breathe the same air can become infected with the TB germ. People who do workaround or with people with the TB dise...
  • Dr Jonas Salk Immune System
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    SALK, JONAS 1914-1995 Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. As a student, Salk became interested in vaccines. At the time it had been believed that bacterial vaccines could be made from a preparation of dead bacteria, which would immunize without inducing an infection. But scientists believed that a live vaccine had to be used in order to immunize against a virus. Salk was unsure of this and, after his internship he joined Dr. Thomas Francis's influenza vaccine project at the University ...
  • Aids Vaccine Cells Immune Hiv
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    HIV vaccine is possible. When HIV was identified as the cause of AIDS in 1984, researchers famously predicted that a preventive vaccine was right around the corner. Of course, it turned out that the task was not so easy, as in the early days of the epidemic, very little was understood about the virus. Yet in the time since, we have learned much more. In fact, we know now more about HIV/AIDS than other diseases against which vaccines have been developed. Researchers are taking clues from the ways...
  • General Information On The Aids Virus
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    Aids is the most serious disease in the world. This is because there is no cure for this deadly disease. Even though aids is a deadly disease it can also be prevented easily. People who avoid having unprotected sex and do not use drugs probably will not get aids. Aids (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a deadly disease that attacks some of the body's white-blood cells. Aids makes the body vulnerable to other infections such as the common cold which could kill you. Aids is caused by a retro...
  • The Miracle In Defence System
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    Defence is an issue that has to be given top priority by a country for the continuance of its existence. Nations have always to watch out for all kinds of internal and external threats, assaults, risks of wars and terrorist actions. This is why they allocate a great part of their official budgets to defence. Armies are provided with the most advanced aircraft, ships, and arms, and the forces of defence are always kept at the highest level of preparedness. The human body is surrounded by a great ...
  • Viral Infection Sars Immune Body
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    1. ) How can getting sick make you healthier? When you get sick your bodies immune system goes to work and it gets the white blood cells to come out and do its cleanup job. After you have recuperated from your sickness your body will become immune to whatever you became sick with. Cells will be traveling around your body with the know-how of what to do if you get infected with the same sickness again therefore you have become immune to it and you are healthier. 2. ) Why can the Flu be deadly for...
  • Virus 2 The First 2
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    The first case of AIDS was identified in New York in 1979. The cause of the disease, a retro virus now called Human Immunodeficiency Virus, was identified in 1983-84 by scientists working at the National Cancer Institute in the United States and the Pasteur Institute in France. These workers also developed tests for AIDS, enabling researchers to follow the transmission of the virus and to study the origin and mechanism of the disease. Close relatives of the AIDS virus infect some African monkeys...