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What Is Leukemia? - Leukemia is a form of cancer that starts in the stem cells of the bone marrow that make blood cells. A bone marrow is the material that fills the center of most bones which is where blood cells are made. Leukemia is basically a blood cancer where the cells do not form properly. Leukemia is found in blood cells and since blood cells do not have chromosomes or DNA then they cannot divide or reproduce like somatic cells do. Blood cells form in the bone marrow and when too many blood cells form in the human body then Leukemia cancer is developed....   [tags: Leukemia Cancer Essays]
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Therapies for Leukemia Patients - Executive Summary Two promising therapies for leukemia patients are bone marrow transplantation and peripheral stem cell transplantation. Successful transplants require that two immunologic barriers be overcome: a host-versus-graft (HVG) reaction and a graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction. A myeloablative conditioning regimen, which involves a depletion of the patient’s immune system, usually precedes the transplantation of donor stem cells to control the HVG. However, twentyfive to 35% of patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation experience life-threatening transplant-related complications (Holler 1990)....   [tags: Leukemia]
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Educating a Patient to Fight Leukemia - Currently, in the Unites States there are more than 250,000 Americans living with leukemia. Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells, which help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells; these cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work ("Leukemia," 2013). Fifty four year old Regina was just diagnosed with leukemia. Upon assessment I gathered that she has never smoked in her life, she has the occasional glass of wine and loves to go for walk and hikes in the mountains....   [tags: Leukemia Patient Education]
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - No matter who it happens to, any type of cancer is heart breaking. However, one’s heart seems to crack a little bit deeper when you hear a child has been diagnosed. Several forms of cancer can arise during childhood. The most common is called acute lymphoblastic/lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). In fact, it is so common between the ages 0-14, that people refer to it as childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Kanwar, 2013). . ( ). Around three thousand new cases of childhood ALL are reported yearly in the United States (Kanwar, 2013)....   [tags: cancer, bone marrow, lymphoblastic leukemia]
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a cancer that has had a significant effect on our society and with the developments of new drugs it may become treatable. Leukemia originates in the blood-forming organs which may include the lymph tissue and bone cells. In a person with leukemia the rate and the number of cells produced is altered. This altering can become fatal, or with proper treatment it can be subdued. There are two main types of leukemia which include "total" and "differential." These are mainly characterized by the appearance of white blood cells....   [tags: Cancer Health Medical Leukemia Essays]
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Description of Different Types of Leukemia - ... According to American Cancer Society (2013), shortage production of normal white blood cell or shortage of normal neutrophils among leukemia patients can lead to the infection to occur among patients. Thus, the patients diagnosed with leukemia often get infections along with fever as their antibody become weaken (American Cancer Society, 2013). Bleeding is one of the symptoms shown by patients with leukemia due to lack of platelet. Platelet helps blood clot. For example, when a person having wound from injuries, the blood vessels will tear up....   [tags: blood cells, cancer, acute, chronic]
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Facts, Types, and Effects of Leukemia - ... Acute leukemia progresses rapidly via young cells that replicate and divide repeatedly rather than discontinuing division as a healthy cell would normally do. These unregulated cancer cells require immediate and aggressive treatment to suppress their proliferation. Chronic leukemia on the other hand progresses slowly as a gradual buildup of mutated cells. These cells can actually function normally for a small period of time early in the cell’s life but eventually lose their capability as they mature....   [tags: cancer, mutated cells, targeted therapy]
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Leukemia: The Disease and The Treatment - Leukemia Leukeumia is a type of cancer affecting the bone marrow. Bone marrow is where platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells (Leukocytes) are made. (Medical Journal Dictionary)Leukemia is caused by the rapid production (Proliferation) of Leukocytes, and causes a build-up that inhibits red blood cells, and platelets from functioning and stops other Leukocytes from fighting infection. Because of the abnormally rapid production these cells are unable to mature or develop properly and are unable to carry out their functions....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Leukemia: Cancer of the Blood - The river of life, the blood is the body’s primary means of transportation. Blood is a part of the hematopoietic system, which also includes lymphatic tissue, bone marrow, and the spleen. Blood is a complex transport medium that performs vital pick-up and delivery services for the body by picking up food and oxygen from the digestive and respiratory systems, and delivering those vital elements to different cells of the body. In exchange of the blood and oxygen, blood then picks up wastes from the cells for delivery to the urinary organs....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Leukemia - Leukemia is cancerous disease that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the blood-stream (National Cancer Institute, 2008, para. 1). It is one of many complicated cancer diseases that affect all ages and have very negative outcomes if not treated properly, and on time. Within the disease are several different types that affect according to how quickly the disease develops and attacks the body. It could be classified as chronic leukemia, which has a slow progress of getting worse or acute leukemia which usually gets worse quickly....   [tags: Health]
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Leukemia And Stem Cells - Today, the topic of stem cells is a highly discussed, controversial one. It seems as though there is always something being said about new findings in stem cell research and what will be done with the newly-found information. One of the most conversed aspects of stem cell research is how stem cells can be used to treat potentially life-threatening conditions. Leukemia is one of the conditions being researched along with how stem cell therapy could help benefit the patients with it. In order to fully understand what is going on in the world of stem cell and leukemia research, one must first know what stem cells are and what leukemia is....   [tags: medicine, stem cell]
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Interferon Treatment for Leukemia - ... Some of the diseases where various types of interferons are now being used include melanoma, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, and HPV infections. One type, interferon alpha, has been found to be helpful for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and for hairy cell leukemia (HCL). CML is common among adults who are in their 50s. HCL is a rare type of leukemia which is also more likely to occur in middle-aged adults. Interferons were so named because they interfere with viral infection and in tumor cell activity....   [tags: patients, imatinib]
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Childhood Leukemia - The subject of this paper has been difficult to decide upon until a compelling, entertaining and moving story came to light. Friday, November 15, 2013, the entire city of San Francisco pulled together to give a child his wish, according to the Associated Press in many national news reporting agencies. The Make-A-Wish Foundation, is a “charitable organization founded in the United States that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy”, (Wikipedia, 2013)....   [tags: treatment, Batman, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Batkid]
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The Most Common Types of Leukemia in Adults - In the United States, there was an estimated 310,046 people are living with or are in remission from Leukemia according to statistics gathered in 2013. Incidence rates for all types of leukemia developing in males are higher than in females; males are expected to account for approximately 57 percent of the new cases of leukemia. In all races or ethnicities, it is the tenth most frequently occurring type of cancer. However, incidence is highest among non-Hispanic whites, (13,600) while incidence is lowest among Asian and Pacific Islander populations (7,400) and American Indian and Alaska Native populations (7,300)....   [tags: health, diseases]
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Leukemia: From a Childs Point of View - "Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what's important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them” (Siegel 1). When cancer hits, it hits hard. It does not give a break, it does not give a day off. It takes a special sort of person to beat this growing disease. Leukemia is perhaps the worst of all cancers to date. It is especially affecting children more and more in today’s society. One might ask how could a parent that loves their child with their entire heart could cope with seeing their child go through so much suffering....   [tags: Healthcare, Pediatrics]
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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - Acute lymphocytic leukemia is also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL. This disease is primarily when the white blood cell, WBC, making tissue releases too many undeveloped lymphocytes. The immature lymphocytes then collect in lymph tissues. The tissues swell which makes it harder for the bone marrow to produce other blood cells. If the bone marrow cannot function properly the red blood cell, RBC, count decreases causing anemia. The bone marrow also cannot create the platelets needed to cause clots, therefore resulting in the body bleeding and bruising more easily....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia - General Description Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is slow-progressing or “chronic”, cancer of the blood and bone marrow. CLL is the second most common leukemia in adults and one of the four primary types of leukemia. Certain risk factors have been identified including age, race, sex, family history of blood and bone marrow cancers and chemical exposure. Most people diagnosed with CLL are white males over the age of 60. Occurrence increases with age and a marked increase after 60. Herbicides, insecticides and Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War have shown to increase the risk of developing CLL....   [tags: Health]
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer accounting for around 20-30% of all childhood neoplasms. Annual incidence rates vary worldwide between one and four cases per 100,000, primarily in children ages two - six years old (1). The disease is less common in adults, with only around 1,000 cases being diagnosed annually and with a significantly lower cure rate, rarely exceeding 40%. In turn, infants diagnosed under the age of one have an even poorer survival rate of 30%. Several studies in monozygotic twins and neonatal blood smears have indicated a clear prenatal origin for childhood cases, detecting specific genetic abnormalities in prenatal samples, which may act as...   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Linking Down’s Syndrome and Leukemia - ... (NDSS, 3). Trisomy 21 occurs when prior to or at conception, the sperm and egg do not separate, and as the baby continues in stages of development, the extra chromosome replicates within every cell of the body. Translocation occurs when part of chromosome 21 breaks off and rejoins to another chromosome, typically chromosome 14, triggering Down’s syndrome characteristics (NDSS, 6). In translocation, there are 46 total chromosome in the cell. “Mosaicism occurs when nondisjunction of chromosome 21 takes place in one - but not all - of the initial cell divisions after fertilization....   [tags: chromosomal disorder, genetic information]
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Childhood Cancer-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - There are many discussions that remain in the world about what is the number one killer in children today, cancer; and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is one of the most common childhood diseases, more likely to occur in children under the age of fifteen. (Leukemia-Lymphoma) There are few adults that may end up getting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia but the symptoms would be much harder to find than it would be in a child. Although cancer in children is getting to the point where it is becoming rare or well it may seem that way, one in every three hundred and fifty American children will start to develop the symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia just by the time they would reach the age of 21...   [tags: Disease]
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Leukemia: Treatment Through Biological Therapy and Chemotherapy - ... Blood work such as a white blood cell count, cytogenic analysis and immunophenotyping is usually done in the laboratory. A high white blood cell count is common in people with leukemia. The cytogenetic analysis compares traits of the abnormal white blood cells to traits of normal white blood cells. The immunophenotyping helps figure out exactly what kind of white blood cell started the leukemia clone. If a doctor thinks that a person may have leukemia, a sample of bone marrow will be studied next....   [tags: cancer, bone marrow, blood cells]
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a disease that affects blood-forming tissues, mainly bone marrow. Leukemia also affects the lymph glands and spleen. Leukemia causes the body to produce an extreme amount of abnormal white blood cells. This causes infections because the abnormal cells cannot stop infections like the normal cells do. Leukemia also causes anemia. Anemia is a disease in which the body makes less blood cells. This happens because the leukemic cells crowd the system. Leukemia also causes excessive bleeding....   [tags: Health Medical Cancer]
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a disease characterized by the formation of abnormal numbers of white blood cells, for which no certain cure has been found. Leukemia is also conditions characterized by the transformation of normal blood-forming cells into abnormal white blood cells whose unrestrained growth overwhelms and replaces normal bone marrow and blood cells. Leukemias are named according to the normal cell from which they originate, such as Lymphocyte Leukemia. Lymphocyte Leukemia is where a Lymphocyte cell is transformed into a Leukemia cell....   [tags: Cancer Research Health Essays] 946 words
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia strikes all ages and both sexes. In 1995 approximately 20,400 people died from Leukemia. The all time five year survival rate is 38%. This rate has gone to 52% in the mid 1980’s. Approximately 25,700 cases were reported in 1995 alone(American Cancer Society-leukemia, 1995). Leukemia is a form of cancer in the blood cells. Most forms of Leukemia occur in the white blood cells. These abnormal cells reproduce in large quantities and look and perform differently than normal cells(MedicineNet- leukemia, 1997)....   [tags: essays research papers] 798 words
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a group of blood diseases characterized by cancer of the blood forming tissues. It was discovered in Europe during the XIX century when a group of doctors directed by John Hughes Bennett tested their patients and discovered their elevated number of white blood cells....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Leukemia and Its Treatment - Leukemia is something that we hear about a lot. I believe that people do not understand exactly what leukemia is and how dangerous it can be, I chose this topic to try to help them understand. In this paper I will explain what leukemia is and what treatments you can choose from to treat the cancer. Leukemia is a type of cancer. Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases that have two or more important things in common. One is that certain cells in the body become abnormal. Another is that the body keeps producing large numbers of these abnormal cells....   [tags: Cancel Health Medical] 845 words
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The Application of Microarray Analysis in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) is a heterogenous disorder characterized by the inhibition of myeloid differentiation in hematopoietic progenitor cells.1 It is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults. This type of cancer is rare under age 40. Median age of patients with AML is 63 years.2 Clinically, patients present with fever, fatigue, and spontaneous mucosal and cutaneous bleeding, and frequently have opportunistic infections such as fungi and Pseudomonas.1 Most patients with AML achieve complete remission after chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplantation (SCT)....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Medicinal Industry: Serratia Marcescens - ... This involved the addition of acidified methanol and the use of phase separation. It was then purified through silica gel chromatography and HPLC. Kamble and Hiwarale (2012) method was used, as it is simpler and didn’t require specialist equipment. However, the simplicity of extraction should not affect the quality of the results. Conditions for optimal growth of the pigment have been collated from several studies. Many of the studies indicate temperature as an incredibly, significant factor....   [tags: toxin, leukemia, red pigment]
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Application of Microarrays in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Introduction Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by clonal malignant hematopoiesis with a differentiation arrest and excessive proliferation of leukemic blasts.6 It is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults. This type of cancer is rare under age 40. The median age of patients with AML is 63 years.2 Clinically, patients present with fever, fatigue, and spontaneous mucosal and cutaneous bleeding, due to abnormalities in red blood cells.1 Opportunistic infections are also common, due to the lack of normal white blood cells.1 Most patients with AML achieve complete remission after chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplantation (SCT)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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New Drug has Potential to Destroy Leukemia - New Drug has Potential to Destroy Leukemia White blood cells are the body's foot soldiers in its everyday battle against infections and diseases. Even when we are feeling well, they are working together in a carefully orchestrated manner to target and destroy dangerous substances in our body. Any disease that prevents the white blood cells from doing their job puts us at great risk for infection and illness. Leukemia is that kind of disease. It happens when our body's system for making white blood cells malfunctions, resulting in the uncontrolled production of abnormal white blood cells that cannot protect us against disease....   [tags: Papers] 1635 words
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feline leukemia virus - FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA VIRUS Virus Classification: Order: Mononegavirales Family: Parvoviridae Subfamily: Parvovirinae Genus: Parvovirus Species: Feline panleukopenia virus Also called feline infectious eneritis, feline “distemper”, and feline ataxia or incoordination. Examples of other viruses belonging to the same genus as Feline panleukopenia virus include Canine parvovirus type 2, Porcine parvovirus, Mink enteritis virus, and Raccoon enteritis virus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Group of Diseases Charactereized by Uncontrolled Growth - ... The American Cancer Society also goes on to describe the causes of many types of cancer. Everything from diet and fitness to genetics has been found to be a cause. Being overweight or obese can significantly increase a person's chance of developing cancer. Having a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet are contributing factors to not only becoming obese, but also to developing the disease. Another cause for cancer is tobacco. Cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and second hand smoke all contribute to developing certain types of cancers; such as, lung, heart, esophogus, mouth, gum, pancreatic and stomach cancers....   [tags: cancre, leukimia, cigarettes, chemotherapy]
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Leukaemia - In a small subset of patients with precursor T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, there is t (8; 13); consequently, the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 locus and a zinc finger protein gene are involved. FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion gene generated by del (4) has also been shown in patients with lymphoblastic leukemias and eosinophilia. However, the exact underlying mechanism of eosinophilia is not yet known (6-10). The majority of patients with ALL /Eo are boys with median age of 14. The definite diagnosis of ALL may be delayed from several months to even 2 years .This is in some part due to the lack of blasts in circulating blood.The cardio respiratory system is frequently involved in ALL/Eo that ma...   [tags: Health, T-Cell ] 550 words
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Vivencia Psicosocial de los Niños Diagnosticados con Leucemia - ... 2. Objetivos Se intentará comprender de qué manera viven las características psico-sociales los niños diagnosticados con leucemia y con tratamiento de quimioterapia entre las edades de seis a doce años, poniendo énfasis en la identificación de los sentimientos predominantes en el niño con cáncer, así como la relación entre el estado emocional de los padres y el estado emocional del niño, y así comprender como se perciben en relación a sus pares. Se sabe que es un tema que ha sido estudiado por numerosos investigadores del país y fuera de, por ejemplo, Carrión y Muñoz (2005), citado por Támara- Martelo, Ana María., Bermúdez- Jaimes, Milton Eduardo, explican como la enfermedad del cáncer i...   [tags: quimioterapia, tratamiento psicológico]
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Science Takes Over to Destroy - ... Therefore in the future you will need to suffer too. We should be kind to our fellow earthlings. That is one way to view genetic engineering, unfortunately, another is bioweapons. These few years, scientists have become more excited about these weapons, due to the reason that Genome sequencing has allowed a whole new generation of bioweapons possible. Bioweapons are able to spread diseases through people, plants, and animals by toxins and microorganisms. They can be spread through aerosols, food, or water....   [tags: chemical, nuclear and biological war]
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Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie Literary Analysis - Siblings – the most annoying things in the world. They’re horrible, wonderful beings, and you would sacrifice anything for them in the end. In Jordan Sonnenblick’s novel Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, Steven Alper, the main character, learns exactly how wonderful, and horrible, it can be to have a younger brother. Steven is your typical 8th grader – he’s continuously vexed by his younger brother Jeffrey, he has a crush on a girl who doesn’t acknowledge his existence, and he plays the drums in the All-City Jazz Band....   [tags: Jordan Sonnenblick, Literary Analysis]
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Bone Marrow Transplants - In the last 40 years, the emergence of bone marrow transplants as a therapeutic modality for fatal disease and as a curative option for individuals born with inherited disorders that carry limited life expectancy and poor quality of life (G). Over 4,500 hematopoietic stem cell [bone marrow] transplants performed on patients in the United States annually (H). Bone marrow transplants originally developed to allow the use of very high doses of cytotoxic drug treatments for malignancies, such as leukemia (B)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Dark Side of Our Justice System in A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr - ... Thus, the effort to hold corporations responsible towards the community and environment becomes a merely legal game. The major part of the book is mainly focused on legal complexity of the judiciary process. Through this book, the author provides a glimpse of our justice system, where justice is defined by the rules and regulations of the courtroom, and expert lawyers like Jerome Facher, who knows how to use various legal tactics on his favor. Harr depicts Facher as a very intelligent and strategic lawyer....   [tags: lawyer, a civil action, legal battle]
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Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease and is when the gums are inflamed. The gums in the teeth destroy the tissues because of the inflammation and infection known as periodontal disease (MedlinePlus n. pag.). Gingivitis typically precedes periodontitis but it is important to understand that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis (“Gum Disease” n. pag.). Most of the time gingivitis is from not brushing and flossing which may lead to the use of certain drugs and source of medical disorders....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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Symptom, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - Gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease and is when the gums are inflamed. Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection that destroys the tissues of the gums in the teeth (MedlinePlus n. pag.). Gingivitis typically precedes periodontitis but it is important to understand that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis (“Gum Disease” n. pag.). Most of the time gingivitis is from not brushing and flossing which may cause medical disorders or the use of certain drugs. Gingivitis is a common disease in which the gums turn red, swollen, and bleeds....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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State-Funded Stem Cell Research - Scientists are attempting to expand on stem cell research, while aspiring towards new medical advancements, but Maryland is questioning State-funded research (Department of Legislative Services, Office of Information Systems [DLSOIS], 2011). Stem cells have the ability to regenerate themselves and produce specialized cell types (Academy of Sciences, 2009). After a stem cell divides, the stem cell can continue to exist as a stem cell, or turn into a unique cell, like a red blood cell (Institutes of Health, U.S....   [tags: Stem Cell Research ]
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Becoming a Physician - The summer after my freshman year in college, I went back to Honduras to volunteer with the children who had leukemia at the National Public Hospital. I have never been as intimidated as my first day, when I followed the attending oncologist, while he was showing me the pediatric unit. He also explained my duties, which were attending and playing with the children. When I was left to start my job, I felt almost as nuisance in the midst of that hectic hospital room. Unsure on how to approach the patients, I looked around and found a tender smiling face....   [tags: Admissions Essay] 756 words
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Stem Cell Therapies - ... A study conducted by Masaya Nakamura from Kelo University School of Medicine explores this possibility. He explains that ,”If adult somatic cells, such as blood cells or skin fibroblasts, can be converted into NS/PCs via iPS cells for transplantation into injured spinal cord, the aforementioned problems, such as ethical issues and rejection in transplantation, could be circumvented”(Nakamura). There seems to be hope that if adult somatic cells such as blood cells can be converted into induced pluripotent cells then this process can take the place of neural tissue that was lost due to the injury....   [tags: medical field, bone marrow]
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Tyrosine Kinase and the Importance in Biological System - ... This is why the used of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for cancer therapy is important, since it can be used in targeting only the tumor cells. Tyrosine kinase plays an important role in cancer therapy since it is necessary in the growth factor signaling. The activation of tyrosine kinase can lead to an increase in the growth of tumor cells. In table 1 the tyrosine kinase inhibitors associated with specific mutations are listed.5 Table 1: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors and their mutations.5 Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are caused by abnormalities of the t translocation or Philadelphia chromosome which results in the production of BCR-ABL oncogenes by t...   [tags: chemotherapy, amino acid, enzymes, chemistry]
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Medical Research with Animals Saves Lives - What would the world be like if there was no vaccine for polio. If there was no discovery of insulin. Thanks to animal research we don’t have to live without vaccines or insulin. Animal research is a topic debated everyday around the world. Some argue it is cruel to put animals through experiments that animals have no voice in what is being done to them. Others argue that animal testing is good because it collects a lot of information and helps with surgical techniques. I believe that without animal testing we would never know what we know now....   [tags: Vaccines, Testing Regulations]
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Aristotelian Intellectual Intuition, Basic Beliefs and Naturalistic Epistemology - Aristotelian Intellectual Intuition, Basic Beliefs and Naturalistic Epistemology ABSTRACT: I first argue that Aristotelian intellectual intuition (recognizing archai through epagoge and seeing their truth by recognizing their explanatory power through nous) generates basic beliefs which are not inferred — inductively or deductively — from other beliefs. Both involve synthetic intuitive insight. Epagoge grasps a connection and nous sees its general applicability. I next argue that such beliefs are properly basic by adapting an argument made by Hilary Kornblith....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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