By: Darian Peters
The liver is not only the largest organ in the vertebrate body but it is also the most complex. It serves a wide variety of functions, such as detoxification and metabolism, some of which are vital functions for the continuation of life. In humans the...
The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical cancer
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus associated with the development of cervical cancers and genital warts. There are many strains of HPV: HPV-16 is the most oncogenic (cancer causing) strain causing approximately 50% of cervical cancers. Other oncogenic strains that are associated...
By: Darian Peters
The natural process of gene expression is where the inheritable information provided by a gene on a DNA strand is turned into a gene product with some function for the organism. The process involves several stages and the end product will be a protein or...
What are the benefits of human cloning?
By: Tolero
The idea of cloning human beings might seem futuristic and something only done by mad scientists in science fiction movies. However thanks to our recent advancements in technology this idea might turn into reality. Like any new concept there are always many people that are...
How gene expression creates proteins
By: Darian Peters
Gene expression is an important natural process where the inheritable information provided by a gene on a DNA strand in a cell is turned into a gene product with some function for the organism. There are several stages to the process and the end product...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: David Brown - 226423
For years, almost since the beginning of time, smoking has been in the mainstream of society. Smoking is a human trait and it is one that will not disappear until the tobacco industry disappears. Believe it or not, the tobacco industry, a multi-billion dollar industry...
By: Joseph Wheeler
The skin is one of the many miracles of the human body. It performs many essential tasks, such as protecting deeper tissues from damage, regulating body temperature, keeping water and bodily fluids inside the body, and keeping bacteria and other unwanted substances out of it...
Understanding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
By: Jane Winstead
Diabetes takes a second seat to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This chronic disease of the lungs affects more than twice as many people as Diabetes and is the nation's fourth leading cause of death. In 2003 approximately 122,000 Americans lost their lives to...
By: Dawn Roland
The history behind finding solutions for treatment of our medical needs is very fascinating. My Mother-In-Law worked at a Mental Retardation Hospital and I work at a Mental Health Hospital. You wouldn't think the care of these two very different illnesses would have the same...
What it means to be color blind
By: Barbara Stanley
Color blindness is a malfunction of the retina, which converts light energy into electrical energy that is translated to the brain. It is extremely rare for someone to be totally color blind. Most people actually have a form of color deficiency. There are several types...

 

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