Forms of congenital chimerism
By: Dee Dee Prince
A chimera is an organism containing genetically distinct cells that originated from different zygotes, (union of an egg cell and a sperm cell), during sexual reproduction. Congenital chimerism is inherited or acquired and occurs rarely in humans. In vitro fertilization (IVF) increases the chances of...
Forms of congenital chimerism
By: Shawn Wells
In stories from Greek mythology, there existed a creature called a Chimera. The Chimera was a fantastic beast made up of parts from multiple animals. The body and head of a lion, another head of a goat, and a snake’s head for a tail...
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...
By: Mell Chase - 632526
There are many diseases and disorders that are associated with mosaicism, especially since there are two types; somatic and gonadal. Mosaicism occurs from a mutation during development to only a certain group of cells, not every cell in the body. Chial lists many somatic mosaic...
Benefits of the Human Genome Project
By: Kevin Freeman - 553984
Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA is the basic template for most living organisms. It is what makes humans individual and distinct or identical twins so similar. However, our own DNA, the human genome, is very complicated and there are many things still not understood. This would...
Scientists find 'master switch' gene for obesity
By: Gene Patterson
There is some good news on the horizon for people that continuously are fighting the "Battle of the Bulge". It seems that scientists have found the 'master switch' gene for obesity. It would be great if this meant that they could simply "turn-off" that switch...
By: Bruce Tyson
Scientists have made remarkable strides toward spinal cord injury treatment proving it with technology that has helped a paraplegic man stand on his own and even move. Experts believe that technology is developing so quickly that soon paralyzed people will have hope that they may...
The process of digestion in the oral cavity
By: Caroline St Clare
Everything we eat and drink undergoes a series of complex processes all working seamlessly together, breaking down food so we can properly absorb the nutrients it contains. While the intestines is where the majority of digestion takes place, it is inside the oral cavity, or...
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...

 

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