By: Alanna Rose
Stem cells are a very unique type of cell found in the body. According to the National Institutes of Health, stem cells are different from other cells in the following two distinct ways. These cells are unspecialized cells that can regenerate though cell division even...
By: Nathaniel Spence
The initial response of the human body to the HIV virus is the same as that to any other viral infection: the immune system activates its defense mechanisms to attack and destroy the infection. One of the most important of these defenses is the production...
Symptoms and treatment of helminth infections
By: Jennifer Mcdonald
Helminths are worms with many cells. They are tapeworms, pin-worms, hook worms and round worms, which are among the most common helminths. A person becomes infected whenever they come in contact with helminth worms, which are parasites. According to World Health Organization, most helminth infections...
By: Rebecca Mikulin
Subchondral sclerosis is one of the myriad complications of osteoarthritis. Simply put, subchondral sclerosis is the hardening and/or thickening of the layer of bone that is directly under the cartilage in joints. This is identified through X-rays or other imaging diagnosis along with tests for...
By: Jennifer Boyd
For those who have never had cancer or have never had someone close to them have this dreadful disease, it is hard to understand what radiation therapy is and how it is used to fight cancer. The National Cancer Institute describes radiation therapy as using...
Causes of lymphadenopathy
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Lymphadenopathy is the presence of enlarged lymph nodes, and it is often accompanied by tenderness, redness, and warmth at the location of the swollen node. This disorder can occur in a broad range of benign and malignant conditions, ranging from exposure to a virus to...
Basic facts on chlamydia bacteria
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Chlamydia is a genus of bacteria in the Verrucomicrobia group. According to the Microbe Wiki supported by Kenyon College, the various strains of chlamydia vary by nearly 200 genes. Though they are classified as gram-negative bacteria, they are actually difficult to type. They are closely...
Causes of lymphadenopathy
By: Zain Arif
Although lymphadenopathy often raises concerns of serious illness, it is in most cases a result of relatively benign infections. The human body has approximately six hundred lymph nodes, of which only those in certain regions are palpable in a healthy individual. Lymphadenopathy is a condition...
Basic facts on chlamydia bacteria
By: Jennifer Boyd
There are probably not a lot of people in this day and age who have not heard about sexually transmitted diseases and how to avoid them. Chlamydia is one of the most common of sexually transmitted diseases that are reported in the United States. Chlamydia...
By: Fate Tertium
Scattered throughout the bodies are the lymph nodes, fortresses of the body that guard against pathogens or foreign substances that manage to find their way into the body tissue. Within each of these lymph nodes are thousands of lymphocytes, white blood cells which play a...

 

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