By: Lenna Gonya
The mysterious disease known as Lymphangioleiomyomatosis has perplexed the medical world since it was first discovered and identified around 1918, and later reported in a medical journal in 1937. Better known as LAM, this rare disease primarily attacks the lungs of women, normally those of...
By: John Traveler
In his 1959 Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, Charles Darwin methodically introduced the world to the notion of biological evolution. The response from the religious community was one of zealous reactionary fervor and 150 years later still is. But Darwin only described...
Rickets: Symptoms and treatment
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Rickets is an illness that occurs in children during the formative years of their bones and skeletal structure. Rickets occur when there is a lack of vitamin D, phosphorus, and calcium in the diet. Many children in developing countries are at risk for this disease...
By: Lokemun Magar
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is an unusual invasion of a type of muscle cell into the lungs, the airways, blood and lymph vessels. These LAM cells have been found in kidneys as well. They cause cystic destruction of the lungs with progressive pulmonary dysfunction. Tumors may even...
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): Diagnosis and treatment
By: Amelia Emery
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease that affects the lungs. It affects one out of one million people and in the vast majority of known cases, women in their thirties and forties are the ones who develop this disease. LAM is characterized by the growth...
By: Kat Centeno
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare form of lung disease that mostly affects women in their 30s and 40s. Smooth muscle cells grow abnormally in the lungs. The cystic growth can block airways and the lungs usually develop pleural effusion (accumulation of fluid in the lung...
The role of calcium channels in the fight or flight response
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The fight or flight response is a physiological response to stressful situations, developed as a protective measure against perceived danger. ‘Fight’ refers to fighting or reacting to the situation; ‘flight’ refers to fleeing or retreating from the situation. Both responses to danger require...
By: Can Tran
Obtaining a diagnosis of the condition known as lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can be a challenge according to the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the United States National Library of Medicine. According to the NCBI, the main challenge for young and middle age females is...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare medical disorder that affects lungs, kidneys and axial lymphatics. Also known as LAM, this disease is characterized by cystic lung changes, angiomyolipomas and enlargement of the abdominal and pelvic lymphatics. LAM is a progressive disease, which leads to respiratory failure and...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
During the 19th century Vitamin D deficiency was more common until it was discovered that Vitamin D is absorbed through the skin as a result from exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet rays. In turn, prevention of Rickets (softening/ weakening of bones usually in children) has...

 

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