Rare species

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  • Outbreak Of A Rare Species Of E. Coli

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    Last summer 2011, Germany stumbled upon an outbreak of a rare species of E. coli O104:H4 (Pennington 2011). The causative strains appeared to have features from two different E. coli pathotypes of enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) and shiga-toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) called enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) (Bloch, Felczykowska and Nejman-Faleńczyk 2012). The main effect from this strain causes major incident of gastroenteritis and unusual develop of haemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) among the

  • Taking a Look at BioMarin

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    operations in Europe, South America, USA and Asia. BioMarin originally began developing carbohydrate enzymes for rare diseases. Their first candidate drug was Aldurazyme® which is currently being used to treat patients of Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS-I). MPS-I patient census consists of about 3,400 patients in developed countries; 1,000 of which reside in the United States of America. Because of the rare nature of this condition and the rareness of other conditions being treated by BioMarin, they are considered

  • What Is Integrative Studies?

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    What is integrative studies? Integrative studies is the ability to form bridges between different areas of knowledge creating a network of information. Thus, allowing us to see each individual area in it’s own right but also how the areas do or do not function as a whole. A wonderful example of this would be a puzzle. Each individual piece is portraying a specific image or part of an image. Some puzzle pieces fit together while others do not. But once the puzzle is finished not only are you able

  • Essay about Biodiversity

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    the Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS) information, there are 599 endangered plants and 147 threatened plants in the US alone (TESS, 2004). These listings rely on a very stern legal system. Whether they can be labeled “rare”, “threatened,” or “endangered”, it is determined by the measure of endangerment the species sustain. An “endangered” type is one that is in jeopardy of extinction throughout all or a major fraction of its range. A “threatened” species is one that is likely to become

  • Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis (CIPA) Essay

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    Introduction Congenital Insensitivity to Anhidrosis (or CIPA) is a rare genetic disease with the characteristics of not being able to feel any pain or temperature, and little or no sweating. It is inherited by an autosomal recessive pattern, meaning that both parents have a mutated NTRK1 gene, but they do not show any symptoms of CIPA. The damaged NTRK1gene produces proteins that cannot transmit signals. Since the neurons do not get any signals from the proteins, they perform apoptosis. Apoptosis

  • The Cure, By Geeta Anand

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    Some people succeed because they are destined to, but mostly because they are determined to” (unknown). This quote truly represents John and Aileen Crowley, the parents of John, Meagan, and Patrick in the book “The Cure,” by Geeta Anand. Having two of their children born with a life debilitating disease called Pompe disease, was hard to comprehend. Being told that their children have only months to live due to the fact that there was no medicine on the market to combat the disease, John decided to

  • Otherwise Called Nyhan 's Syndrome

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    Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, otherwise called Nyhan’s syndrome, hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) deficiency or juvenile gout, is a rare hereditary disorder that affects almost exclusively males at a very young age. Thereby, they develop neurological and behavioral abnormalities-physical handicaps, mental retardation and abnormal involuntary muscle movements- and the overproduction of uric acid. This paper will outline the Lesch-Nyhan syndromes genetic and metabolic components, symptoms

  • Speech On Dercum's Disease

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    a wonderful feat of awareness and fundraising for ALS. I marvel at the simple brilliance of using social media in the way they did and I am so happy that it was so successful. Now let me tell you all a secret. All of us suffering from other really rare and lessor known diseases had a thought or two go through our heads through the entire summer of watching video after video of friends, family and famous people drench themselves in ice cold water, “Where is our awareness? Where are our funds for research

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rare Earth Metals

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    ABSTRACT: Rare earth elements or rare earth metals are a group of seventeen elements in the Periodic Table including Scandium, Yttrium and 15 Lanthanides with Z ranging continuously from 57 to 71. These elements encompass nearly all electronic, clean energy, and military technologies due to their unique physical and chemical properties. Despite world-wide usage of these elements, presently China bears a monopoly in rare earth market owing to its huge rare earth deposits. The ever increasing demand

  • Bedouins: The Sinai Peninsula

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    very rich both in the number of species and the high percentage of endemics. Sinai Peninsula is floristically one of the richest of all phytogeographical regions of Egypt. In many of these plants, Bedouins find sources of nutrition, medicine and pasture. In the last ten years unmanaged human activities have threatened endemic and rare species resulting in disappearance of pastoral plant communities, and have caused an increased dominance of unpalatable plant species due to the herds of goats that graze