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Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone

- Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone I enjoy reading Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone. I find her novel easy to read and understand. Although she included some phrases the Chinese use, I find no difficulty in understanding them, as I’m Chinese myself. The novel Bone is written in a circular narrative form, in which the story doesn’t follow the linear format where the suspense slowly builds up and finally reaches a climax stage. Rather the story’s time sequence is thrown back and forth. I find this format of writing brings greater suspense and mystery to the reader....   [tags: Fae Myenne Ng Bone]

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The Tragedy of Leila in Bone

- The Tragedy of Leila in Bone       How much responsibility should any child have over their family. In "Bone," by Fae Myenne Ng, a character named Leila is born the daughter of a loving mother, Mah, and a run-out-on-the-family father whom cursed Leila with a last name Fu. As Leila said herself, "Fu in our dialect sounds like the word for bitter" (18). She became the oldest with two other sisters, Ona and Nina, whom both came from Mah's second husband, Leon. Leon loves his biological daughters like a true father should; meanwhile, Leon also loves Leila, his daughter only by marriage to Mah....   [tags: Bone Essays]

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The Devastating Suicide in Bone

- The Devastating Suicide in Bone       In Bone, by Fae Myenne Ng, the character Ona Leong grows up in a Chinese-American family in San Francisco. Ona shared her home with two sisters that are extreme opposites, a mother who works in sweatshops and a father who works out at sea for long periods. Ona grew up loving every member of her family and each one of them believed that she was on the road to success. But on a day like any other, Ona commits suicide by jumping off of the thirteenth floor of the Nam building....   [tags: Bone Essays]

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The Significance of Marriage in "Bone"

- “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”Simone Signoret. In the novel Bone by Fae Myenne Ng, Ng gives the reader several opposing aspects of marriage. Bone uses marriage as a connection to the relationships of the characters within the novel. The mother of the three daughters in the novel is Mah. Mah’s first marriage was to a man named Dulcie Fu. This marriage was a relationship that was founded solely on infatuation....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Law of Transformation of the Bone: Julius Wolff

- ~ In the 17th century, Galileo inferred that there was a relationship between mechanical forces and bone morphology, when he noted that body weight and activity were, related to bone size. ~ Julius Wolff ~ In 1892, ~ his Magnum Opus "The law of transformation of the bone" was, published. There were only a few early pioneers in the field of bone adaption, and then a publication, which came from an East Prussian surgeon from the “Friedrich-Wilhelms University to Berlin” (Charité institute 2014)....   [tags: bone adaptation, femur]

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What are Bone Fractures?

- Bones are rigid and dynamic biological organs where a series of active cells resident and integrate into a stiff matrix and this structure physically support and protect the tissue and organs within our body. Bone stores minerals and bone marrow within bone structure produces new blood cells. over 270 pieces of bones are in infants’ body and several of them fuse together during growth. These bones are in different shapes and have complex and hierarchical structures. With different shapes, mechanical properties and biological activities, they act in a variety of roles for our body functions....   [tags: Bone Healing, Regeneration, Tissue Engineering]

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The Fae Princess

- Part 1 Chapter 1 The Fae Princess Night had fallen across the land as the girl walked through the forests. The darkness had enraptured everything it touched leaving her in a scene of picturesque beauty. She was surrounded by plant-life; flowers blue, red and black, and trees that shaded her from the glare of the moon. The moon itself, what little of it shined through, guided her path in the forest. She didn't need it of course. Her race, the Dark Fae, could see fairly well in the night. Some of the elders could even see through pitch-black....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Fae Princess

- The Fae Princess The girl had felt a mixture of fear and awe when she had entered the main room. There were around five floors and each was filled with the mysterious, red-eyes creatures. These were the Dark Gods in all their glory. On the top floor there were six massive figures, each stood tall and regal. They were the leaders of the realm, she could tell. She knelt as her sister had told her to, keeping her eyes on the Dark Gods. The one on the far left stepped forward and spoke. “Daughter of Irinia, Princess of the Dark Fae, are you prepared to face your fate and become one with darkness?” his powerful voice took her unawares but she hastily retained her composure....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Impossible American Dream

- The Impossible American Dream in Anzia Yezierska's “America and I,” Uncle and Jayanti from Chitra Divakaruni's “Silver Pavements, Golden Roofs,” and Leon from Fae Myenne Ng's Bone. America has always been characterized as the land of dreams and opportunities. Immigrants entering America took these characterizations to heart. The dreams and aspirations of stable, wealthy, and happy lives in America became known as the “American Dream”. However, the “American Dream” hardly ever turns out like any individuals have anticipated....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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The Baby Fae Case

- The Baby Fae Case The issues surrounding the Baby Fae case raised some important questions concerning medical ethics. Questions were raised regarding human experimentation (especially experimentation in children), risk/benefit ratio, the quality of informed consent, and surrogate decision-making. Primarily, this case showed that new guidelines were needed to regulate radical procedures that offer little hope and high notoriety and recognition of the physician performing them. Dr. Bailey had been doing extensive research for years on xenografts, or cross-species transplantations, yet none of his animal recipients had survived over 6 months.16 His research was neither governmentally fu...   [tags: Health Medical Ethics Essays]

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- The epidemiology study in Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland reported the incidence of fracture in 2000 which was 5,953 fractures in a population of 534,715 (11.3 in 1,000). (1) In general, the bone has a physiologic repairing process which consists of three basic steps; inflammation, proliferation and remodeling and the fracture can be healed spontaneously. (2) Failure of physiological regeneration of these steps which might cause the fracture nonunion. (3)This pathologic condition is one of the important complications after treatment fracture which occurs about 5-10% (Littenberg et al., 1998, Tzioupis and Giannoudis, 2007)....   [tags: Biology]

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The Want Bone by Robert Pinsky

- To describe him as a man that merely writes poetry would significantly underestimate the incredible contribution and dedication he has made to modern poetry. Robert Pinsky, a poet critic and translator, is a remarkable and influential figure in contemporary poetry (Baym 2777). Born in October of 1940, Pinsky grew up in Long Branch, New Jersey. He received a B.A. from Rutgers University in New Jersey as well as a M.A. & Ph.D. in Philosophy at Stanford University. In 1961, he married Ellen Jane Bailey, a clinical psychologist, and together they had 3 children....   [tags: modern poetry, a woman]

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Bone and Teeth Tissue Regeneration

- Bone and Teeth Tissue Regeneration The ability to be able to regenerate bone tissue by tissue engineering may be the first method of regeneration to be successful. Researchers are constantly looking for solutions to reduce the amount of complications that accompany dentistry and/or orthopedic treatment of congenital anomalies, trauma, periodontitis, and other diseases (Alsberg et al. 2001). Though the common treatments may include autograph tissue (tissue that was taken from one part of the body and placed in another part of the same body) or artificial teeth, there are many complications that are associated with these types of treatments (Xiong 2002)....   [tags: dentistry, orthopedic treatment ]

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

- ... Mal is now a profession tracker probably one of the best, while Alina is a mapmaker who help make map while on the trip. As they are preparing to entering the Shadow Fold with the squad, so they can travel to West Ravaka, they got under attack by Volcra(Bird like creature), While being under attack by the Volcra, she shield herself to protect Mal, after being injured she emit a source of light that scare all of the volca, and save the rest of the first army. Seeing this as for the first time, bring many question about herself....   [tags: love, teenager, yale university]

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Lung Cancer and Bone Metastasis

- Case Assessment Lung Cancer and Bone Metastasis According to the Canadian Cancer Society (2014h), there are two main types of lung cancer: Non-small cell lung cancer, the most common and grows more slowly; and small cell lung cancer, grows quickly and often spreads to distant parts of the body. The progression of lung cancer could be spreading from the lung to other parts of body, where they can grow into new tumours, which called metastasis such as bone metastasis that can be occur in any bone such as the spine, pelvis, ribs, upper legs and arms bones, and skull (Canadian Cancer Society, 2014a; Canadian Cancer Society, 2014b)....   [tags: Family, Psychology, Impact]

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Exceptional Down to the Bone

- Our View on Exceptional Down to the Bone James C. Bennett’s article, Exceptional Down to the Bone published in the National Review on June 21, 2010 describes how exceptionalism in America can be found in our unique bone level cultural roots, relative to other English-speaking countries. The article offers different perspectives on exceptionalism and universalism in America. Bennett states “The Right tends to see exceptionalism in America’s unique virtues, such as freedom, prosperity, and innovativeness....   [tags: Article Analysis, Bennett]

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Modern Day Chinatown

- Modern day Chinatown is a vibrant and bustling community full of bright colors and Chinese characters adorning buildings as far as the eye can see. Chinese elders roam around the narrow and unkempt streets while children frolic around from store to store with wide smiles, riffling through toy stores as store owners look on. Mothers scurry from store to store searching for the most tender meats to buy for the night's dinner or for the next day's lunch. Tourists from nearby downtown drift into the heart of Chinatown with large and expensive cameras, posing for pictures with Lion head statues and continue on, buying cheap Chinatown goods along the way....   [tags: Asian Americans]

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Replacement of Damaged Human Bone

- Developments in nanotechnology and tissue engineering have provided promising ways to repair and replace damaged bone [3, 4]. Poly (sorbital sebacate adipate) (PSSA) is fully biodegradable, thermoplastic aliphatic polyester with biocompatibility and ecological safety. However, it has quite a few drawbacks, such as high elongations and very low thermal stability that prevent its larger commercial applications. The mechanical and thermal instability of PSSA elastomer prevents it from substituting the biodegradable nanomaterials in commercial products [3]....   [tags: nanotechnology, tissue, organic]

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Xenograft Bone Transplantation Method

- Introduction The term ‘bone’ refers to a group of materials which plays a significant role in the human body (Bauer, Thomas W. MD, PhD and Muschler 2000). They provide the physical support which forms the exoskeleton of the vertebrates. Though they function to move, support and protect the delicate parts of the body they also function as the reservoirs of ions and lipids and they also serve to yield the blood cells in the marrow cavities (Lutton, Read and Trau 2001) Bone structure Bones are composite materials with highly complex structure made up of fibrous proteins, type 1 collagen which is surrounded and made harder by the presence of calcium phosphates (hydroxyapatite, Hap(Ca10(PO4)6...   [tags: Medical Science]

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Vitamin D: The Bone Vitamin

- Vitamin D Introduction For many years, vitamin D has been referred to as the “bone vitamin” (Brody, 2013). This is particularly because of the role of this vital nutrient to the development of bones. A number of vitamin D researches conducted in the last 10 years indicate that almost every type of cell and tissue in the body contains a considerable number of receptors for vitamin D (Wu-Wong, 2012). Considering these discoveries, the body requires high levels of this nutrient for its normal functions to be optimal....   [tags: public health issues]

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New Tissue Engineered Bone

- 1.1 Regenerative Medicine 1.1.1 Tissue Engineering Tissue engineering uses natural biology principles and engineering to develop materials that can be used to restore, maintain, improve or enhance natural regeneration of tissue function. Tissue engineering is a potential solution to help increase the length of life, alleviate the current shortage of donor tissue. On average, 2.2 million annual bone grafting procedures are carried out globally, with most using biological autograph tissue (Malak and Anderson, 2008)....   [tags: tissue engineering, regeneration, biology]

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Bone Cancer

- Bone cancer is a type of cancer in the bones where the cause is not yet known. Researchers are trying to find new and improved ways of treating this type of cancer. Some background information is stated so new research and new treatments could be understood better. Bone cancer can be either diagnosed as primary or secondary bone cancer. Primary bone cancer is when the bone cancer starts in the bone. Secondary bone cancer is diagnosed when the cancer starts elsewhere and spreads to the bone. For example, when someone has breast, prostate, or lung cancer and end up getting bone cancer because the cancer spreads to the bone is described as secondary bone cancer....   [tags: signs, symptoms, chemoteraphy]

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Cancerous Bone Tumors

- Introduction: Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells in the body. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota defines bone cancer as an “uncommon cancer that begins in a bone. Bone cancer can begin in any bone in the body, but it most commonly affects the long bones that make up the arms and legs.” Bone tumors can be either classified as benign or malignant. Benign tumors “exhibit slow growth, are non-metastasis and non-invasive, highly differentiated, and show a low amount of mitosis....   [tags: uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells]

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Bone Marrow Transplant

- There is someone out there in need of a bone marrow transplant waiting for a donor that matches their DNA, and it could be you. You see ads displaying the words become a blood donor and save lives however, becoming a bone marrow donor has been over shadowed, many people are unaware of how crucial it is to become a bone marrow donor and the key role it plays for the person in need of a bone marrow transplant to live. With becoming a bone marrow donor, you have the power to impact the lives of others in a positive way....   [tags: organ donations]

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Uses for and Types of Bone Density Scan

- Bone Density Scan Introduction Bone density generally refers to the strength of a bone and its ability to bear weight. Doing a bone density scan therefore measures a bone’s strength, its ability to bear weight, and its risk of fracture. In the past, osteoporosis could be determined only when a patient broke a bone. (, 2012). By then, the bone may have become very weak. With a bone density scan however, it can be determined if a patient is at risk of bone fracture or at risk of osteoporosis....   [tags: osteoporosis, dxa, fracture]

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Bone Marrow Transplantation

- Background Info. Bone marrow transplantation restores stem cells that were destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. After being treated with high-dose anticancer drugs and/or radiation, the patient receives the harvested stem cells, which travel to the bone marrow and begin to produce new blood cells. Bone marrow is the soft, sponge-like material found inside bones. It contains immature cells known as hematopoietic or blood-forming stem cells. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones....   [tags: chemoteraphy, immune system]

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Bone Marrow Biopsy

- What is a bone marrow biopsy. Bone marrow is soft spongy tissue found in the hollow interior of your bones. Bone marrow contains stem cells which produces different forms of blood cells: • White blood cells which create antibodies to fight infection • Red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body • Platelets which forms clots to help stop bleeding from an injury The biopsy involves a sample of tissue taken from inside a bone (usually hip bone) and is thoroughly examined in a laboratory under a microscope in order to detect any abnormal cells....   [tags: stem cell analysis, blood cell diseases]

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Bone Density Scan

- Bone Density Scan Introduction Bone density generally refers to the strength of a bone and its ability to bear weight. Doing a bone density scan therefore measures a bone’s strength, its ability to bear weight, and its risk of fracture. The most common and accurate way to measure bone density is to use a Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. (Medlineplus, 2014). Before the use of DEXA was introduced, osteoporosis could be determined only when a patient broke a bone, and by then, the bone may have become very weak....   [tags: x-ray, fluorscopy, dxa scan]

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Rare But Incredibly Painful, Bone Cancer

- Bone cancer is a very rare aggressive cancer that makes a considerable amount of pain in the bones of the patients. Bone cancer is a disease that occurs on or inside a bone. In most cases, bone cancer involves a tumor filled with abnormal cells that will usually appear on the exterior of the bone. Similar to other types of cancer, bone cancer causes much pain and can be life-threatening. My mother was diagnosed with primary bone cancer last year and it has been a very long, hard process for her and the whole family....   [tags: symptoms, tumor, radiation]

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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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Bone Diseases: Osteoporosis

- ... There are also other non-dairy products that are a high source of protein like: soy beans, almonds, tofu, nondairy milks, tuna, chicken, turkey, pork tenderloin, salmon and eggs.” (3). Excessive fiber intake can restrict calcium absorption, but since the American diet does not eat much fiber, only vegans would be in jeopardy since they account for about 50g of fiber. (3) A food to avoid would be excessive caffeine because it robs calcium from bones decreasing its power to absorb. “You lose about 6 milligrams of calcium for every 100 milligrams of caffeine ingested.” (4) Giving up caffeine may be difficult for most regular consumers, but if they are unable to cut caffeine out of their di...   [tags: thinning of bones, injuries in older adults]

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Paget's Bone Disease

- Abstract- In order to study the gene mutation that is supposed to cause Paget’s Bone Disease researchers had to have viable candidates to host the gene mutation. They found the best candidate to host the gene mutation in mice so they implanted the gene mutation in embryos of mice offspring. The researchers hypothesized that p62P394L is sufficient to induce PDB, especially since the p62 gene is responsible for encoding 62 kDa protein which functions in signaling osteoclast precursors. Results were found by fixing the first through fifth lumbar vertebra of four, eight, and twelve month old homozygote, heterozygote and WT littermates in 10% buffered formalin for 24- 48 hours....   [tags: Disease]

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Osteoporosis is the Weak and Brittle Bone Disease

- Osteoporosis is a condition of weak and brittle bones that, if untreated, can lead to increased chances of injury, immobility, and mortality. Although it affects men and women of all races, Osteoporosis is highly prevalent in post-menopausal women over the age of 5. It arises when the creation of new bone does not measure up to the removal of old bone. Thereby, as Mayo Clinic states, “even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause fractures in the hip, wrist, spine” and more. Due to the skeletal system providing the framework of the human body, many other internal organs are affected and endangered by this disease....   [tags: menopause, spine, calcium]

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Fish Bone Analysis

- IIn order to develop the design of experiments we first developed fish bone diagram and based on that we developed a matrix of possible experiments using Taguchi design explained elsewhere [11]. The fish bone analysis turned out to be as follows:- Following aspects have already been covered in research work done by earlier scientists:- It had already been investigated activity followed the order; Co2(CO)8 > Co(NO3)2> Co(CH3COO)2 while chain growth probability followed the sequence Co(NO3)2 > Co2( CO)8 > Co(CH3COO)2 [6]....   [tags: Experiment Analysis]

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Themes of Loss in "The Shawl" and "Bone Black"

- The loss of a family member is always hard to deal with and it affects everyone differently. Some people are open about their feelings and others bottle them up. In terms of relationships within a family, usually the closest is between the parent and child. When this relationship is cut short or is nonexistent because of a loss it can be especially devastating. The loss of a family member does not always refer to an actual physical loss, but can also refer to an emotional distance put between two people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Bone Collector

- Author: Deaver, Allen Title: The Bone Collector, New York, New American Library, 1997. Scene: This story takes place in New York City, New York in the mid 90's. While the UN conference is in town, a series of kidnappings has erupted and it's up to a team of forensic scientists to follow the clues and find the killer. Theme: People who never give up what they started will always accomplish his/her goal. Key Persons: Lincoln Rhyme, once a famous NYPD "criminalist" who is now a quadriplegic is brought back to work; Amelia Sachs, daughter of a beat cop who is first officer of the first kidnapping making her involved in the whole investigation; Lon Selitto, Lincoln's former partner; Jerry Bank...   [tags: Allen Deaver]

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Barbara Gowdy’s White Bone

- Barbara Gowdy’s White Bone is a novel that is written about the perspective of a herd of elephants living in Africa. The main characters are Mud, Tall-Time, Date Bed, and Torrent. All of which develop immensely over the course of the beginning to the end of the first half of the book. The story revolves around their separate and combined journeys towards finding the white bone, a mythical bone which will lead any elephant to where they want to go in life. The story also is powered by the idea that elephants do not forget anything that happens to them in their lives, they remember everything and that if an elephant is not killed prematurely, and then in old age it will go insane and senile wi...   [tags: Literature Review]

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A Very Rare and Agressive Disease: Bone Cancer

- Bone cancer is a very rare aggressive cancer that makes a considerable amount of pain in the bones of the patients. Bone cancer is a disease that occurs on or inside a bone. In most cases, bone cancer involves a tumor filled with abnormal cells that will usually appear on the exterior of the bone. Similar to other types of cancer, bone cancer causes much pain and can be life-threatening. My mother was diagnosed with primary bone cancer last year and it has been a very long, hard process for her and the whole family....   [tags: life-threatening, painful sickness]

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The Thin Line Between Bone China and Porcelain

- The term 'china' is widely used to describe any kind of ceramic ware while talking about dinnerware. Also, we often hear the expressions bone china and porcelain being mistakenly used interchangeably although there is significant difference between porcelain and bone china. We need to know the differences to make informed and wise decisions while selecting our dinnerware. History of china and its transition in today's world Since the dawn of civilization, ceramic ware has been made in the Orient using a combination of clays – kaolin, feldspar and quartz....   [tags: ceramic, dinnerware, firing]

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Bone Dreams by Seamus Heaney

- Bone Dreams by Seamus Heaney – An Analysis Bone Dreams is an obscure and difficult poem to understand. In all my searching on the internet, I found very little to help me in my analysis of this poem and so the ideas are basically my own. I might be wide of the mark, but for anybody struggling to understand this poem, it might at least give you some ideas of your own. I make no apology for asking questions or for sounding vague or even muddled in places. I hope that this essay is of help to somebody, somewhere....   [tags: English Literature]

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Chondroblastoma Tumors: A Rare Bone Tumor Disease

- Chondroblastoma Tumors Intro: Daniel was an aspiring college athlete. Since a young age all he wanted to do was be a professional basketball player. During practice one day he took a fall and injured his knee. Thinking nothing of it, he went home and did the usual regime. Plenty of ice, elevation, and over the counter pain meds did nothing for the pain. After several days, Daniel decided to see his physician and get his knee checked out so he could be in condition for his tryouts at the end of the month....   [tags: non-cancerous tumors at the end of long bones]

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B and T Cells in Bone Marrow and Thymus

- B and T cells begin their development in the bone marrow and share the following stages in their very initial development. Pleuripotent hematopoeitc stem cells (HSC) of the bone marrow either self renew or express CD117, which binds to stem cell factor on the surface of bone marrow stroma signalling the differenetiation of HSC to Multipotent progenitor1. The next step, again shared, is the expression of RAG1/RAG2 which is necessary for T and B cell receptor development and commits the cell becoming to an early lymphoid progenitor (ELP)1....   [tags: Lymphoid, Organs]

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Bone Black by Bell Hooks

- Bone Black In the book Bone Black, Bell Hooks gives a vivid look into her childhood. She starts off by talking about a quilt that her mother gave her from her mother. She thinks that this is special because her mother gave it to her and not one of her other sisters. Then she goes into describing how the children in her family never knew that they were poor until they grew up. They liked the dolls that they played with and the food that they ate. They never wondered why they didn’t have the things that their white neighbors did have....   [tags: Race Childhood Children African American]

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta a.k.a. Brittle Bone Disease

-   Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as Brittle Bone Disease, is a heritable genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue and causes bones to break easily, normally without any discernible cause. Its name, “osteogenesis imperfecta,” literally means imperfect bone formation. There are eight forms of the disease that have been identified thus far, labeled Type I through Type VIII. Each form describes how severely the person with the disease is affected. For instance, Type I is the mildest form of the disease, while Types II, III, VII, and VIII are the most severe....   [tags: genetic, sclera, inherit]

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The Bone People- Relationships

- The Bone People- Relationships Relationships surround us all though out lift. Everyone needs some type of relationship, whether it's a friendship, family, or lover. People can't last without them, no matter how different the relationships are. In the novel The Bone People, it's based on the relationships between the three main characters; Kerewin, Joe and Simon. The relationship between Kerewin and Joe was very odd. They have a type of relationship that they aren't even sure about, they like each other, but don't realize it....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Butterfly Effect in Bone

- Directed and written by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, the movie “Butterfly Effect” is about a young man (Kutcher) who blacks out harmfull memories of significant events of his life. As he grows up he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life. This movie teaches a simple lesson about life: one little thing in the past can change the whole outcome of life later. The book Bonesetter’s Daughter, by Amy Tan, also has something to do with past, as it is narrated by two people, mother and daughter, who talk about themselves, constantly referring back to the memories of their childhood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bone Diseases

- Bone diseases most directly influence the ability to walk or to move any part of the body--hands, limbs, neck, and spine. They are related to joint disorders--ARTHRITIS, COLLAGEN DISEASE, DISLOCATION of joints, and RHEUMATISM. The medical specialty pertaining to bone disorders is ORTHOPEDICS. Fractures are the most common bone disorders. They can occur as the result of an accident or be secondary to metabolic diseases. Fractures are life-threatening to aged people having the metabolic bone disease OSTEOPOROSIS, in which bones become porous and brittle....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Osteosarcoma: A Malignant Tumor of Mesodermal Connective Tissue

- Pathology Osteosarcoma is a malignant tumour of mesodermal connective tissue generally originating from bone and rarely in soft tissue (Dahlin, 1975). It is defined by the presence proliferating malignant mesenchymal cells that produce osteoid and/or immature bones (Gaeta, 1988). Osteosarcoma is most frequently found in the medullary cavity of the metaphysis of a growing long tubular bone. However, it can also appear on the surface of a bone (Gurfunkle, 2007). Most osteosarcoma’s develop in the appendicular skeleton with only 10% developing in axial skeleton....   [tags: bone diseases]

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Postmenopausal Type 1 and Age Related Type 2 Osteoporosis

- Background/introduction: (507 words) Osteoporosis is a disease that is the thinning of bones and causes bones to become brittle and breaks, eventually leading to injury in older adults. Osteoporosis falls into two categories, type 1 postmenopausal and type 2, age related. Bone is a tissue comprised of calcium and collagen which provides our body with the resilient framework to carry on day to day activities. “More than 99% of the body’s calcium is contained in the bones and teeth, the remaining 1 percent is found in the blood.” (“Osteoporosis Overview.” 2012)....   [tags: bone disease]

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Literary Critique - Midnight For Charlie Bone

- Literary Criticism Nimmo, Jenny. Midnight for Charlie Bone. New York, New York City: Orchard Books. 2003. 401 pages. Midnight for Charlie Bone is a story about a school for prodigy children who each have a special magic skill. Charlie Bone has no idea that he has a special power, until he finds out he can see and hear people talking in photographs. Although he wants to use his power for the good, his classmate Lucretia Yewbeam does not. She has the power to brainwash people. She brainwashes her classmates and commands them to do her homework, make food, borrow money, etc....   [tags: Jenny Nimmo]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis

- By definition, "osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist" (National Institute of Health- Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases, 2012). Both Berarducci (2008) and Hansberger’s (2005) article note that osteoporosis is the most common disease of all bone disorders, affecting both men and women. The incidence of the disease is growing in the United States with almost 44 million affected Americans and an estimate incidence rate of 10 to 14 million by 2020....   [tags: bone density, evista, porous bone]

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Some Fact About The Prolific Theories of Bone Growth Anatomy

- ... Therefore by alternating a madder-treated with a normal diet, he observed a series alternating red with white layers of bone, each corresponding to a change in the animal’s diet thereby proving that bone grew by interstitial formation; increasing in thickness by adding layers that grow out of the periosteum. Duhamel also found that bone “turned over”. The red colour left the bones a month after he stopped feeding madder to the animals. Madder is taken up in bone laid down at sites of fracture repair and appears to interfere with development of a fracture callus....   [tags: healing of bones fracture, femur]

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Stem Cells: Are Stems Cells able to Generate Cartilage and Bone?

- A stem cell being able to make cartilage and bone seems like a preposterous idea, does it not. With the invention of the microscope in the 1800’s, it was not long before scientists were able to discern that some cells were able to generate and change into other cells. This was the beginning of stem cell research. In 1961, Dr.’s Till and McCullough were studying the effects of radiation on the bone marrow of mice, when they discovered the existence of multipotent stem cells. In 1998, James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison isolated human embryonic stem cells, then demonstrated how they specialize and rejuvenate....   [tags: human embryo, stem cells]

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Asian Diaspora

- Asian Diaspora Asian diaspora, or the personal and cultural implications of leaving one's homeland, is a central and reaccuring theme for Asian American writers. Diaspora is Greek for "the scattering of seeds" (, and its ancient denotation has taken figurative meaning today as a feeling of seperation and detachment. In both Fae Myenne Ng's Bone and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Leaving Yuba City, a thematic thread of "scattered parts", outsiderness, and otherness link the characters in each, as well as the two seperate works, together....   [tags: English Literature]

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Bone Disease from Dyshondroplasia to Osteogenesis Imperfecta Can Be Rare but Are Painful

- ... Some mothers may lack vitamin D because of lack of exposure to sunlight, they may fear the risk of getting skin cancer(Wharton,2003). These women should work vitamin D into their diet by the different means listed in the previous paragraph, such as in the cod liver oil. Some women, however, may not have a fear of the possible damaging effects of the sun. Some women may follow a modest religion, and maintain a completely covered body. There are some women though, that get their daily exposure to the sunlight, but still lack the vitamin D they need for their newborn....   [tags: osteomalacia, rickets, calcium]

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One True Hero in Ree Dolly´s Winter´s Bone

- ... The other three men have responsibilities and motivations but nothing so burdening or meaningful as Ree has. McCandles is out surviving in the wilderness by his own choice, meaning this wasn’t an unexpected turn in his life and he’s alone so he has no one to worry about besides himself. He is doing this just for himself, the only motivations he has are selfish. Zeitoun’s life is in danger and he got put in prison without any sort of warning but he’s also alone; he is concerned with getting himself out....   [tags: actions, voluntarily, motivation, challenges]

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Genre and Narrative in Oceans 11 and The Bone Collector

- Genre and Narrative in Oceans 11 and The Bone Collector The Purpose of this essay is to compare how genre and narrative are established. In order to examine how genre and narrative are established in two crime films, we conducted a close textual analysis of Oceans 11 and the bone collector. The main convention in this genre is crime films, law enforces, criminals, action sequence and fast cars. There have been many notable crime films such as cat women (2004 Collateral (2004) Cellular (2004) and Shaft (2000)....   [tags: Papers]

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Basic Question and Answer of Osteoporosis

- What are the healthy components of bone. Your bones are made up of three major components that make them flexible and strong. They include collagen, calcium-phosphate mineral complexes, and living bone cells. 2. Can anyone develop osteoporosis. Who is at higher risk and why. Is it possible to be predisposed. Explain. What is the difference in risk for men and women and why. Yes, anyone can develop osteoporosis. In midlife, bone loss typically speeds up in both men and women. For most women, bone loss surges after menopause, when estrogen levels drop abruptly....   [tags: osteopososis, bones, bone loss]

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Shoulder Injuries Are the Worst to Suffer Playing Professional Football

- ... The worst type of injury you are likely to suffer here is to tear a muscle off the bone it is connected to. This would likely result in surgery having to reattach the muscle to the bone with a lot of physical therapy accompanied with a lot of healing time. Some other injuries that you may commonly see a professional football player suffer during a normal NFL season would be contusions and strains both of which can cause a player to miss a good portion of the season. The last and also one of the most dangerous types of injuries to professional football players are ligament injuries....   [tags: bone breaks, sports industry]

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Menopause Is the Most Striking Event in a Woman's Life

- ... Inclusion criteria were; age >45 years, BMI 19.8-30,normal process of menopause, not using hormone replacement therapy during previous 6 months, non hypertensive and having normal dietary habit. The protocol of study was approved by Regional Bioethics Committee of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (Research project number ;). Written informed consent was obtained from all selected patients Those with history of liver, cardiac, renal, pulmonary, thyroid( hypothyroid or hyperthyroid or levothyroxine use),parathyroid disease, diabetic patients, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, malobsorbtion disorders, inflammatory disorders(infectious or non-infectious),sedentary life for more than...   [tags: bone density, mammography, osteoporosis]

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Stem Cell Therapy Opens New Hope for Modern Treatment

- In order to discover the ways for the remedy of diseases, studies in therapeutic approaches have been doing widely and kept increasing at accelerated pace. A lot of research areas had emerged for that purpose including one of the most fascinating and highly active areas at present, stem cells therapies. Due to self-renewal property and differentiation capability of stem cell, it becomes a new hope in modern treatment. The first successful case of stem cell therapy in human was reported in 1959. Bone marrow restorations were observed in leukemia patients who received total body irradiation subsequent by intravenous injection of their twins’ bone marrow (Thomas et al, 1957)....   [tags: bone marrow, transplant, patients]

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The Risk of Getting Osteosarcoma

- Osteosarcoma, also called Osteogenic Sarcoma, is the most common form of primary bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is a disease that is believed to not be transmittable from person to person, but it is thought that genetic changes can be inherited that can put a person more in risk. It is a cancerous disease that forms in the bones and can spread to other areas and organs of the body. Osteosarcoma is most prevalent in teenagers who are experiencing their growth spurts. No one has found a direct cause of this disease, but many believe that it is related to the fast growth rate of larger bones....   [tags: bone cancer, shin, knee]

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Tissue Engineering or Regnerative Medicine

- The term tissue engineering is often synonymous with regenerative medicine. It is essentially the use of a combination of engineered material constructs, suitable biochemical factors and/or cells to improve or replace the function of a failing organ. Other applications of tissue engineering are the testing of drug efficacy and toxicity, as well as the basic studies of tissue development (Berthiaume, Maguire, & Yarmush, 2011). Most tissue engineering methods utilize living cells; therefore the supply of reliable cells is essential....   [tags: bone, biomedical factors, synthetic]

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The Human Skeletal Structure

- Compact bone tissue is one of two types of bone, with the other being Spongy bone tissue. These bones are considered to be a vital aspect of the Human skeletal structure as their intricate microscopic structure provides strength to the skeletal frame as well as support and protection to the body’s organs. Although, Compact bone are designed and for the most part are, very strong structures, occasionally a Fracture may occur. A Fracture is specifically defined as “a complete or incomplete break in a bone resulting from the application of excessive force” (medical dictionary, 2014)....   [tags: bone, calcium, membrane]

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Young Women Suffering from Osteoporosis

- Young Women Suffering from Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a system bone disease, its characterized in decreasing of bone mass and destruction of bone fine structure so that increased rate of bone fragility, which make people facing the risk of fracture, even under the situation with a minor or no trauma wounds. Usually there is no special clinical manifestation before fracture, and incidence rate in women is more than men’s. The disease is common in post-menopausal women and the elderly women, but recent studies have shown that osteoporosis not only in those people, more and more young people suffering from osteoporosis....   [tags: bone, mass, dieting, sun]

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The Development of Chondrocranium of Chondrichthyes

- ... The cartilaginous neurocranium, known as the chondrocranium is a cartilaginous embryonic structure that supports the developing cranium to which is what encases the brain and surrounding sense organs such as the nose and inner ear. The chondrocranium begins to form via mesenchymal condensation from mesoderm-derived mesenchymal stem cells into cartilage cells called chondrocytes. This process is known as chondrogenesis (1). These isogenous cartilage cells are able to form and multiply in order to come together and fuse to make up the basic regions of the chondrocranium (Figure 1a-c), the ethmoid, basal, and occipital (2)....   [tags: skeletons, cartilage, bone, development]

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The Hippocratic Oath of Killing Patients

- Pamela Bone, an American author, once said, “I'm not afraid of being dead. I'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.” For terminally ill patients, euthanasia may be a choice for some. Being euthanized would end any suffering a loved one is forced to face while on their deathbed. It gives the patient the option to no longer prolong his or her last breath in agony, but rather under their own wish. It would be selfish to hold onto the relative only because the family does not want them to pass away, especially when the patient wanted to....   [tags: euthanasia, pamela bone, patients]

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Creative Writing: The Red Blood Cell

- I start my journey in bone marrow. Have you ever seen how flexible bone marrow is!?. It’s really exciting. I form from hemocytoblast which takes about 2 days. The body makes about two million red blood cells every second. So there’s a lot of me to go around. I finally get to leave and make my way through the veins capillaries along with my buddy plasma. We take up most of the room since there’s so much to go around, but on my behalf those guys aren’t that big to begin with. Eventually I go to what I like to call the big brother of the vein capillaries the arteries....   [tags: body, heart, bone marrow]

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Calcium: Helping Our Nerves Function

- ... Lesser-impact side effects involve muscle twitching, insomnia, and confusion. Toxicity: Although it is not common to take in excess amount of calcium, it certainly is possible. One common cause of excess calcium is the overuse of calcium supplements. Amounts greater than 2,000 mg a day may lead to hypercalcemia, which can occur from hormonal imbalance and milk alkali syndrome. Long-standing effects of too much calcium can lead to kidney stones, constipation, and reduction of iron, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus....   [tags: damage, deficiency, bone, absorption]

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Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD): Symptoms and Treatment

- Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) occurs in joints where cartilage loosens at the end of a bone. OCD of the knee has been the only study that conducted an independent population performed by Linden of Malmo, Sweden (Kessler, J. I., Nikizad, H., Shea, K. G., Jacobs, J. C., Bebchuk, J. D., & Weiss, J. M., 2014). The limitations of this study had patients ranging in ages with less than 300,000 patients, and it took place in 1888. The new guidelines enforced that OCD should have more research involving the prominence of improved epidemiology on OCD....   [tags: cartilage and bone problems]

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Advancements in Tissue Engineering

- Advancements in tissue engineering have introduced a number of promising methods to repair large bone defects. Technology used, to date, in such efforts have involved autografts and allografts. These methods have severe limitations and associated risks and have, thus, fueled research efforts to find more efficient methods of healing. Tissue engineering uses methodology from materials engineering and life sciences to design replacement devices with similar morphology and function for injured tissues leading to tissue repair....   [tags: bone tissues, cell attachment]

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The Diagnosis of Hypophosphatasia

- Hypophosphatasia is a rare genetic bone disorder characterized by osteoblast hyperactivity and bone remodeling with loss of, or incomplete, mineral deposition. It is comparable to osteomalacia and rickets, but maintains a unique set of characteristic identifiers (Mornet 2008; Brickley and Ives 2008). Also called, Rathbun’s Syndrome, hypophosphatasia can be autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive depending on the individual. Severe forms are usually transmitted as autosomal recessive with a recurrence risk of 25 percent, while milder forms can be transmitted as either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive, with between 25-50 percent recurrence rates (Mornet 2008)....   [tags: bone disorder, osteomalacia, rickets]

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The Trails of Bone and The Hontu Family

- The land of Atorok was peaceful. That is, before it happened. The land was full of many kinds of creatures. There were Humans, Monder, Vasharak, and Radiek. The four races had sworn an Oath of protection to each other. But soon the days grew dark, and that Oath was broken. The Radiek leader Monsume corrupted the minds of the Radiek, causing war. The other races were forced into hiding as Monsume crawled to power. During this time a boy, named Hontu, was raised in the Human lands. He was only ten, when the Radiek attacked his village....   [tags: narrative essays]

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Investigating How Genre and Narrative are Established in Ocean's Eleven and The Bone Collector

- Investigating How Genre and Narrative are Established in Ocean's Eleven and The Bone Collector In order to examine how genre and narrative is established in two crime films, we conducted a close textual analysis of Ocean’s Eleven and The Bone Collector to find out the main conventions. The main conventions of the crime genre are law enforcers, criminals and action sequence. There are also other signifers such as criminals and etc. You can find typical iconography in the crime genre; the most obvious one is a gun....   [tags: Papers]

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells: The Possibilities are Endless

- Mesenchymal stem cells have been used in treatments for years, however the general public was just unaware. Bone marrow transplants are stem cell therapies. Years ago, these transplants were expensive and uncommon, but today they are performed all the time. Conditions such as degenerative disk disease could be effectively treated without the need for long term medications to decrease the chance of host rejection, spinal surgeries, and would greatly improve the quality of life of the individual by continuing mesenchymal stem cell research....   [tags: treatments, bone marrow transplant, therapies]

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Stem Cell Therapies

- The world is experiencing change while the medical field is advancing day by day. Not only scientists, but also physicians are discovering treatments to diseases and shortcuts that are leaving the world in complete and utter shock. One rising topic is stem cell research and it’s therapies. Stem cells are an incredible discovery to the medical field because of their inexplicable capabilities. For all we know, in about ten years these microscopic “life savers” could be the cure for the world’s most fatal diseases....   [tags: medical field, bone marrow]

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Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

- Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva also known as FOP is a one of the rarest, most disabling genetic bone conditions known to medicine. FOP causes muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues to turn in to bone. Movement becomes limited in the affected areas of the body. People with FOP typically have malformed toes at birth, meaning the big toe is typically shorter than normal and abnormally turned outward in a position called a valgus deviation. Symptoms of FOP start to show up in early childhood....   [tags: Bone Condition, Symptoms]

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Embryonic Stem cells

- Introduction Stem cells are undifferentiated cells found in multi-cellular organisms that can proliferate by mitosis to produce either more stem cells or specialized cells that differentiate into the different organs and tissues. In scientific research, stem cells have been obtained and developed from different sources which include: Embryonic Stem cells Embryonic stem cells (ESC) are pluripotent cells that have the potential of proliferating indefinitely into any of the 3 germ layers of cells - endoderm (which differentiate further to specialized cells of the interior stomach lining, gastrointestinal tract, the lungs), mesoderm (which differentiate further to specialized cells of the muscle...   [tags: bone marrow, mammary gland]

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Leukemia: Treatment Through Biological Therapy and Chemotherapy

- Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, such as the bone marrow and the lymphatic system, and causes large amounts of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood stream (Mayo Clinic, 2013). Unlike normal blood cells, leukemia cells don’t die when they become old or damaged. Because of this, leukemia cells can build up and crowd out the normal blood cells making it harder for the body to get oxygen to the tissues, control bleeding, or fight infections. In 2013, more than 43,000 adults and 5,000 children and teens will be diagnosed with this disease in the United States (National Cancer Institute, 2013)....   [tags: cancer, bone marrow, blood cells]

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

- When a person is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, they will have many good questions. A question such as; how does the disease work, or what is the science behind the condition. How dangerous is the disease. What different types of AML are there and how are they different. What treatment option will work the best. But perhaps one the most helpful questions of them all may be: “How challenging is this disease to cure?” One of the easiest ways to measure the severity of a condition like Acute Myeloid Leukemia is to define it....   [tags: cancer of the blood and bone marrow]

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