Biology medicine Essays

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Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa Cells

Henrietta Lacks was a thirty-one year old woman that visited Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 1951. She was an African-American mother of five. Johns Hopkins was the only hospital in the area that treated African Americans, although the hospital was still segregated at the time. While there, doctors confirmed she had cervical cancer. […]

Pages: 1 Words: 406 Topics: Cancer, Health, Health Care, Henrietta Lacks, Medicine, Public Health

How Cells Cheat Death

Cells are constantly fighting between life and death. It is believed that once cells go through certain incidences, their death is irreversible. Incidences such as, shrinkage, the breakdown of DNA or mitochondria, condensation of the nucleus, as well as activation of caspases. A new ability to replenished cells was recently discovered; it is called anastasis. […]

Pages: 2 Words: 633 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Cancer, Medicine
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Programmed Cell Death (Apoptosis)

Apoptosis is an event in which a cell is programmed and specifically sentenced to death. It happens naturally in the body. Apoptosis in greek means to fall off, and that’s one way to think about it. It’s as if one, or a few chosen cells are falling off a cliff, while the rest keep working. […]

Pages: 2 Words: 474 Topics: Anatomy, Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Medicine

About the Cellular Basis of Cancer

At a cellular basis, cancer cells are not that different from normal cells. In fact, from a biological view point cancer cells originate from normal cells. The features of a cancer cell; such as migrating away from its origin point, mutating and replicating itself, evading cell death and providing itself with a supply of oxygen […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1885 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cell Cycle, Dna, Genetics, Medicine

Cell Death and Chronic Diseases

Cell death is vital in the process of development, homeostasis and pathogenesis of acute and chronic Diseases resulting in tissue damage. apoptosis which is known to be Caspase dependent programmed cell death implicated in normal and disease pathogenesis. Ferroptosis is known to be distinct from other cell death modalities, based on their morphological, biochemical & […]

Pages: 1 Words: 358 Topics: Apoptosis, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Medicine

Facts about Cells

All living cells will eventually decay and die. There are two recognized types of cell death: apoptosis and necrosis. Apoptosis refers to the “self-destruction” of a cell by its own mechanisms. Typically, a cell will undergo apoptosis when it is no longer able to repair itself. This could result from a number of possible cell […]

Pages: 1 Words: 333 Topics: Apoptosis, Health, Medicine

Homeostasis is a Communicable Infection

Hepatitis A is a communicable infection of the liver that is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is usually transmitted from one person to another person who is infected with the virus. Another transmittal route is through the feces of an infected person or contaminated food and water (Linder & Malani, 2017). […]

Pages: 3 Words: 755 Topics: Health, Homeostasis, Medicine, Public Health, Vaccine

Homeostasis Important

Homeostasis is the relative consistency of the body’s internal environment. Maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. What this means is if the body isn’t in a good level of homeostasis then problems or issues occur within the body. Body conditions that must remain within a stable range include body temperatures, […]

Pages: 1 Words: 321 Topics: Circulatory System, Diabetes, Health, Homeostasis, Insulin, Medicine

Breathing is Main of the Respiratory System

The respiratory system is a system that is responsible for a few things. The respiratory system is responsible for the swallowing, speech, and most importantly the breathing. The body must inhale the oxygen and exhale the carbon dioxide. The respiratory system has the responsibility of getting the oxygen to the blood. The oxygen must enter […]

Pages: 2 Words: 592 Topics: Anatomy, Human Anatomy, Medicine, Respiratory System

Homeostasis Balance and the Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system is a group of organs, vessels and arteries that are interconnected to remove metabolic waste and transport nutrients and oxygen throughout our bodies. (1) Within the cardiovascular system the main organ that is involved would be the heart. The heart sits in the mediastinum cavity. (2) It is positioned medial of the […]

Pages: 2 Words: 698 Topics: Anatomy, Cardiovascular Disease, Circulatory System, Homeostasis, Medicine

Sepsis and Homeostasis

According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, Sepsis is a systemic infection that spreads rapidly through the bloodstream and body tissues. Sepsis develops as a result of a massive immune response to bacterial infection that begins as a localized infection, but then spreads into the bloodstream. (Oberleitner & Culvert, 2018) Normal immune […]

Pages: 2 Words: 529 Topics: Homeostasis, Immune System, Medicine