Njoku Awa Jr Book Review, The Hot Zone, By Richard Preston The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, is a frightening but well-written account of the emergence of filo viruses such as Marburg, but more so, the different strains of the Ebola Virus. Preston's book sounds like a good script for a movie, a credit to his style, though all of what he writes is based on true events which no Hollywood script has compared. We first see the effects these types of viruses have on Charles Monet, a Frenchman living and working in Kenya who became infected and killed by the Marburg Virus. Later, a new strain of Ebola is discovered by a Lab Intern, Thomas Geisbert who with Peter Jahrling later called it Ebola Reston. This strain emerged in a Primate Quarantine unit run by Hazelton Research Products a government contractor in Reston, Virginia, which was facility used to test viruses on primates.
These new discoveries have threatened to erase all signs of humanity. Nanobot technology is a recent discovery and is being used to bring cancer treatments directly to the tumors. These nanobots are directed towards the tumor using a special liquid that allows them to be controlled by scientists and affectively cure cancer. Which does sound like a wonderful advancement in saving lives; however, many fear that nanobots will take over the human body. While scientists begin to discover new ways of using nanobot technology they work on the idea of using them to correct all problems with the human body.
There was also a World Trade Center bombing that took place in 1993 that Osama claimed was his work but it was later discovered that he and his terrorist group Al Qaeda actually had nothing to do with the bombing. This was Osama’s first declaration of Jihad and when his rain of terror officially begun. He ordered the bombing of two United States Embassies in East Africa. Two hundred people were killed in these attacks including twelve Americans. In retaliation to these attacks that Al Qaeda carried out, U.S forces carried out air strikes on targets in Sudan and Afghanistan with success but did not achieve the ultimate goal of killing Osama in one of these attacks.
But it’s also the story of how humans created a weapon capable of wiping our species off the planet. It’s a story with no end in sight… And like it or not you’re in it” (p236) Skeinkin was writing this book to inform us of about the atomic bomb. This is more to make you aware that it still exist and can be deadly if put in the wrong hands. I guess a consent threat to mankind. Dear Steven
The reason he gave me was that each time the disease comes back it will be harder to treat then before and with this procedures it would wipe it out altogether and I would not have to worry about the disease ever coming back. I was very skeptical about the procedure because my initial thought was “what if it doesn’t work for me”, the first treatment I had for the disease cures about 70% of the patient and I ended up being one of the 30% it did not cure. The procedures were to take my stem cells and blast the cell with the strongest chemo medications, freeze them and later inject the cells back into my body. I would be in the hospital for three weeks and after being release I was not suppose to interact with people unless I was wearing a mask. To make a long story short I decided to have the procedure
It is ethical to try and save thousand of lives by recycling stem cells, just as the process of organs being used when someone passes. Why would we waste a heart and discard it when there are thousands of Americans who are living with a bad heart. Embryonic stem cells have the ability to change someone’s life for the better as well as our country by being the first to find a cure to diseases such as the ones I stated above. We must make scarifies to advance medically. President Obama passed a bill when he was elected in office that allows government funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by Variola virus, which had devastated humans for centuries. Edward Jenner discovered smallpox vaccine in 1798 by inoculating people with the cowpox, which showed protection against smallpox and brought hope that the disease could be controlled. Smallpox has been eradicated. The last naturally occurring case in the world was in Somalia in 1977, and there has not been a case in the United States since 1949 (CDC,2009). Routine vaccination has been stopped since the disease was considered eliminated from the world.
Once the vaccine is injected, your body mimics what would happen if the real harmful virus took over your body’s defense. The vaccine contains a recognizable but defanged version of the pathogen, so your body is fooled into thinking the virus got in. A signal is sent to the T cells and B cells in the immune system, which quickly plans an attack against the “virus”. As the response winds down, the T cells and B cells will make a memory of
One of the more interesting topics that caught my attention especially is the topic of the tobacco industry. In the chapter entitled, “Doubt is our Product,” Oreskes and Conway show that in the 1950s, scientific evidence emerged demonstrating beyond a reasonable doubt that the tar in tobacco smoke caused cancer. Interestingly, although this information was made public, the tobacco industry knew this information well before it was publicized. In a panic, the tobacco industry responded by trying to get science on its side, spending large sums of money on scientific and medical research that could possibly show that tobacco was a non-hazardous product. As a result, tobacco executives funded aggressive public relations campaigns that supplied the public with a “pro-cigarette” message along with facts that there was no scientific basis for the charges against tobacco.
Biological Criminal Behavior Taylor Strong CJS/231 August 31, 2015 Jacqueline Waltman Biological Criminal Behavior Whenever it comes to criminals committing crimes that people would not even bother to do, there is always something behind that reason. The reason would be the mindset that someone has emplaced inside their head that is not like the ordinary person. People believe that violent behavior that results in horrible crimes is a cause from something biological. Once the research was possible, scientists began the study of the minds of violent criminals and comparing them to the minds of ordinary people. According to "Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological" (2013),”Adrian Raine was the first person to conduct a