Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: Sparx
Thomas Malthus' (1766-1834) was a modern realist whose theory was that population controlled itself through disease, war and famine. Further to that theory was the idea that without these checks and balances there would be no limit to the number of people we could produce...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: W Thomas Payne
A caveat on this submission: The following essay is strictly from the perspective of a biologist's point of view on the issue. It is not meant to be a treatise endorsing eugenics or euthanasia. HIV infection and the accompanying Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: Brett Ernde
Sure the AIDS virus could be viewed as nature's reaction to a nasty cold. Similar to the way that a body temperature will raise during bouts of infection, so the earth has cleansed itself in the past. The plague could have also been viewed in...
By: C. Mackenzie
The subject of AIDS, and HIV, is a sensitive one. The AIDS pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide, with a large proportion of them being children, and is considered one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. With scientists across the globe searching...
By: Richard Heath
Bacteria have been becoming resistant to antibiotics since time immemorial. In 1877, the father of modern microbiology, Lois Pasteur, noted that some bacteria secrete compounds that kill other bacteria. These compounds now termed antibiotics are part of Nature's ongoing arms race. Bacteria are in competition...
Exploring the main causes of cancer
By: Dan Ferrell
When abnormal cells in any part of the body begin to grow out of control cancer begins to develop, according to the American Cancer Society. But some of the little known causes for this abnormality are due to infections from viruses, bacteria and parasites."I...
By: Mika
Peutz-Jegher's SyndromePeutz-Jegher's Syndrome (PJS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder. Thus, it is not a sex-related disorder and can instead be inherited from either parent. PJS affects an estimated 1 in 25,000 people. It is caused by mutations in the STK11 gene located on...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder effecting the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped gland located in the front of your neck. It is responsible for the production of a hormone known, not coincidentally, as thyroid hormone. In persons with Hashimoto's...
By: Jonte Rhodes
The Hookworm is a type of nematode that attaches to the small intestine of its host mammal. There are usually two that feed on humans, although there are many other types that affect such species as dogs, cats, horses etc. There are even some species...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Asian bird flu, also called avian flu or just bird flu, is caused by a virus that normally only infects birds (and in rare cases pigs). The health concerns in countries where people live in close proximity with birds, such as in Asia, have been...

 

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