Chromosomal mutation modifies the enzymes that it targets and forms a bond that tricks the enzyme to believe that it a good enzyme. But, sometimes the mutation is not successful in bonding because the mutation was not strong enough to bond completely. An example of how a pathogen can mutate is streptococcal pharyngitis. Streptococcal pharyngitis is strep throat. Most of the time you are given some sort of “cillin”, like amoxicillin or penicillin, to treat the virus.
Vaccination is an invention of advances in medical science. Vaccines contain the bacteria or viruses that have been killed or weakened so that they cannot cause disease. When a person is vaccinated these microbes enter the body and stimulate the immune system to make antibodies. This enables the body to fight off the real microbes. These vaccines are prepared after long and careful review by scientists, doctors and healthcare professionals.
After treatment, addition, new blood vessels may develop. The photodynamic therapy also aims to destroy the fragile blood vessels, but this is achieved by injecting a drug that adheres to the surface of said vessel, and subsequently illuminating the eye with a light that activates the drug. The activated drug destroys blood vessels only, without affecting healthy tissues. This treatment does not restore lost vision, but retards the progress of the disease. A recently developed a new treatment for macular degeneration with very good results in general (although there are people who do not respond to this treatment), which is based on the use of injections periodic anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth ), they are hindering the development of new vessels, which is the alteration that really worsens the prognosis of the disease.
The abnormal B cells may accumulate in the lymph nodes, spleen and lymphatic tissue, causing painless and progressive swelling. Eventually, Hodgkin's lymphoma can spread from the lymph nodes throughout the body. Because the lymphatic system is part of the immune system, when Hodgkin’s Lymphoma begins to progress it compromises the body’s ability to fight infection. Various types of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma exist. The type is based on the types of cells involved in the disease and their behavior.
My response has always been no. I responded no simply because I didn’t know what HPV was, so why get a vaccine for something that I didn’t know what I was trying to prevent. What I didn’t know was that when I receive my pap they check to make sure nothing is wrong with my cervix which is what HPV attacks. HPVSafety.com stated “High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) can be detected through a simple test and among women, who stand a higher risk of cervical cancer; this can be done along with the Pap smear test. On the other hand, there is as of now no FDA-approved test to detect HPV in men.
Topic 5: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis can be used to identify and select for or against fetuses with specific genetic traits. Is the use of PGD: - impermissible - permissible only for the prevention of genetic diseases, or - permissible for selection based on disease and non-disease traits? Explain your answer. PHIL380 ESSAY Although new knowledge gives man new powers, it also gives him new problems. Social recognition seems to have to keep up with the advances of science, bringing up dilemmas on the ethical use of scientific knowledge.
Chemotherapy kills cancer cells with anticancer drugs. The ways chemotherapy can be transmitted are: IV, injection, by mouth, through a port, or a catheter. Homeopathic therapy is a system for treating cancer based on doses of a drug that in huge amounts produces symptoms in a hearty individual alike to those of the illness itself. Many factors differentiate these two treatments. Such factors are: cost, side effects, effectiveness, and moral/beliefs.
Once an allergen hits the bloodstream and triggers the immune response with hypersensitivity I, the lines of defense that are suppose to work together can become “defective,” like in the case of anaphylactic shock. Complications can arise due to an altered immune response when too much or too little, or the wrong response occurs. In this case, instead of protecting the body the immune response ends up killing it. The most common treatment for anaphylaxis is epinephrine, or adrenaline, which is injected by a pen, or EpiPen. According to S Allan Bock, MD, the author of a published medical article of UpToDate on ‘Fatal anaphylaxis,’ approximately 5 cases per 10 million individuals in the population died annually of anaphylactic shock.
THE IMPACT OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ON CANCER Name: Jacqueline Oteng Professor: C. McMillian Class: Interpersonal comm. 1402 Date: 4/21/14 Abstract This paper is written to analyze the effect of the Affordable care act popularly on cancer. In this paper, the study was carefully sustain evidence were collected from other related sources to come into conclusion of how health care would benefit cancer patient. It purpose was to give the victims an affordable and universal health coverage which will also stop insurance companies from denying coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, or deciding not to cover people with high cost diseases and so on. Cancer, however, would be reduced by implementing the preventive measures of the health care people suffering from the disease could also afford to treat it without going broke.
Gene therapy is a promising approach to the treatment of genetic disorders, debilitating neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and endocrine disorders such as diabetes. This technology may therefore yield profound benefits for human health and quality of life (Medical News Today, 2004). Genomics tools have potential to make significant impacts on the area of environmental monitoring, better understanding of complex ecosystems, and basic science discovery of new species in our oceans, soil and air (J. Craig Venter Institute, 2005). The dangers of biosynthesized systems stems from the ability of biological processes to easily support self-replication. Some observers believe that self-replicating itself should be strictly banned as the only way to fend off the threat of some engineered molecular system running rampant (Brown, 2004).