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  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome ( Hps )

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    rodents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated, the virus is transmitted through the air that has been contaminated with the blood, saliva, urine and feces of rats. In most cases the virus is spread when humans come in contact either by home infestation, occupation, or recreation. There is not a specific age, race, gender, or nationality that this virus show in, everyone and anyone can catch this virus. According to the CDC, the Hantavirus primarily causes two main disease Hantavirus

  • I Will Choose Gene Therapy

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    I will choose gene therapy for this assignment. According to Genetics Home reference (2015), “gene therapy is an experimental technique that uses genes to treat or prevent disease. In the future, this technique may allow doctors to treat a disorder by inserting a gene into a patient’s cells instead of using drugs or surgery.” Gene therapy made many medical accomplishments in less than two decades (American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, 2015). According to American Society of Gene &Cell Therapy

  • The, Escape Proof Hiv Inhibitor

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    Presently, the predominant virus is HIV-1, and generally when people refer to HIV without specifying the type of virus they will be referring to HIV-1. The relatively uncommon HIV-2 type is concentrated in West Africa and is rarely found anywhere else. There are currently over 34 million cases of this disease reported worldwide

  • Hiv And Aids : A Member Of The Lentivirus Family

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    AIDS Overall HIV is a member of the lentivirus family. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. Although both types infect cells in similar ways and appear to cause clinically indistinguishable AIDS, studies showed that HIV-1 is the predominant virus type. Infections of HIV-2 are: 1) rarely found outside of West Africa (de Silva et al., 2008), and 2) seldom progressed to AIDS or lead to HAND (Rowland-Jones and Whittle, 2007). On the other hand, more than 34 million individuals were infected by

  • Viral Analysis : Viral Meningitis

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    Anyone can become infected by this by coming into close contact with somebody who already has viral meningitis. Infection can also occur if the virus is on objects and surfaces then touching your face. Sometimes these viruses do not produce any symptoms, but if they do it’s something similar to getting the cold or having the flu. Non-polio enterovirus causes 10-15 million infections every year in

  • Children Should Receive The Mmr Vaccine

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    Americans are on fire over a hot topic controversy regarding vaccinations – “to vaccinate, or not to vaccinate?” More specifically, people are vividly debating whether or not children should receive the MMR vaccine. The injection itself was created in order to prevent infection of measles, mumps, and rubella - all of which are viruses that cause serious illnesses, and even death. Several thousand people in the United States, commonly referred to as “anti-vaxxers,” are choosing to defer the vaccination

  • Case Analysis : Entebbe Bat Virus

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    Introduction: Entebbe Bat Virus in an infectious disease caused by a Flavivirus and is closely related to yellow fever. Entebbe Bat Virus is a (+) single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) genome virus. It’s an enveloped virus with icosahedral nucleocapsid. It’s genome has approximately 10,000 to 12,000 kilobases). Entebbe Bat Virus was first isolated from a little free-tailed bat (Chaerephon pumilus) in Uganda in 1957, but wasn’t detectable after initial isolation. In 2011, Entebbe Bat Virus was isolated from a free-tailed

  • Viruses Should Not Be Banned

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    After many years of thought and debate, scientists still haven’t placed a virus under either of the categories, living or non-living. It’s unbelievable, however understandable because viruses cross both lines. But when looked at under extreme circumstances, where do they really stand? Viruses should truly belong under the non-living categorization because of their properties. When looked at from this point of view, it is clear that viruses rely solely on their host, do not fit under the scientific

  • Rosalind Franklin Essay

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    Rosalind Franklin As hard as is it is today for women to succeed in the sciences, one must give kudos to those that came before us. These are the women that paved the way for today's generation of women scientists. One such woman is Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a chemist who had a great impact on the modern day field of genetics. Rosalind was the second of five children. She was born on July 25, 1920 in London. The Franklin's were an upper-class family who lived a life of luxury. Rosalind

  • Biological Compounds Of Marine Organisms Essay

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    Biologically active compounds found in marine organisms have been extremely useful when combating again human immunodeficiency virus. One compound in particular which is found in sponges, Papuamide A, has been reported to have cytoprotective activity against HIV-1 in-vitro. There are many other representatives that can be found in the same class as Papuamide A; however, due to the slight change in their structure, the way they effect HIV is different. Papuamide A exhibits a potent inhibitory effect