Virology: What is antigenic shift?
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
The influenza virus is well-known for its fast mutation rates, which frustrate scientists who develop vaccines and treatments. While these viruses have fast mutation rates, one of the most rapid and dangerous transformations happen in the form of something called antigenic shift. Antigenic shift occurs...
By: Alison Bowler
Viruses are the smallest of the infectious disease causing agents. They contain either RNA or DNA (but not both) within a protein coat or virion. The viral nucleic acid encodes the make up of this virion as well as some enzymes required for viral replication...
Difference between an illness and a disease
By: Bob Lloyd
The terms illness and disease are often used synonymously but they do have different meanings. The term illness, is commonly used to describe how the patient feels, namely whether or not they feel unwell. A disease on the other hand refers to an abnormal state...
By: Janet Grischy
Vaccines have saved many lives, and will save many more. The benefits of preventing disease rather than treating it are immense and obvious. Medical scientists are working on increasing the scope of disease prevention, by working on new vaccines against many diseases. Cancer Some of...
Does the way animals are killed cause illness in humans?
By: James Johnson
Does the way an animals are killed cause illness to humans? It certainly can, both a psychological illness and physical illness with even death! The real question should be how can the way an animal is killed cause illness in humans and are there ways...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
An endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of diseases and disorders that are associated with the endocrine system in the human body. Of course, that begs the question of what exactly the endocrine system is, and what diseases are associated with it...
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, I will discuss an important disorder of the antidiuretic hormone which is an important hormone for the regulation of water balance in the body as will be discussed later. This hormone has two clinical syndromes that are both involved in the control...
Reasons for brain hemorrhage
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A brain hemorrhage, also known as cerebral hemorrhage, is bleeding within the brain due to damaged blood vessels leaking blood into the surrounding tissue. A bleed can occur between the brain and membrane surrounding it, called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or leak directly into the brain...
Reasons for brain hemorrhage
By: Sandra Piddock
My father died from a brain haemorrhage back in 1968, and he's in exalted, if unlucky company. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, actor Richard Burton and film director Anthony Minghella are just some of the famous names who have succumbed to this stealthy assassin. A brain...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Introduction Brain hemorrhage is a condition in which a bleeding takes place within the skull due to various reasons. The amount of bleeding can differ depending on the underlying cause and its manifestations would be dependent upon the site of bleeding, amount of bleeding, interventions...

 

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