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The Fall Of The Smurfs
The Fall Of The Smurfs
The Fall Of The Smurfs The Fall of the Smurfs I had hated Smurfs for the longest time. Their little blue forms annoyed me so, and their high-pitched voices made me want to smash the TV. So when I decided that I was going to take over their little village and make the Smurfs pay for what they had d one, I was going to go prepared. I bought an RV and outfitted it specially for the invasion. I anticipated being gone for several months, so the RV was well stocked with food and other supplies. As my
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive trait on chromosome 7. This disorder affects chloride transport resulting in abnormal mucus production. This lifelong illness usually gets more severe with age and can affect both males and females. Symptoms and severity differ from person to person. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal inherited disease among whites and the major cause of chronic lung disease in children. 50% of people are expected to live to be 30, but a majority di
Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Of all gynecologic malignancies, ovarian cancer continues to have the highest mortality and is the most difficult to diagnose. In the United States female population, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in absolute mortality among cancer related deaths (13,000/yr). In most reported cases, ovarian cancer, when first diagnosed is in stages III or IV in about 60 to 70% of patients which further complicates treatment of the disease (Barber, 3). Early detection in ovarian cancer is hampered by
The Hormones and Development of One's Sex
The Hormones and Development of One's Sex
The Hormones and Development of One\'s Sex The objectives of this article as I saw them were, (1) to show how fetal gonads acquire the ability to function as endocrine organs, and (2), to show the mechanisms by which the endocrine secretions modulate male development. The researchers went through an extremely extensive explanation of the formation of the sexual phenotypes by detailing the development of germ cells. They explained how women\'s and men\'s gonads appear identical until Leydig cells
Clinical Chemistry Tests In Medicine
Clinical Chemistry Tests In Medicine
Clinical Chemistry Tests In Medicine Of the diagnostic methods available to veterinarians, the clinical chemistry test has developed into a valuable aid for localizing pathologic conditions. This test is actually a collection of specially selected individual tests. With just a small amount of whole blood or serum, many body systems can be analyzed. Some of the more common screenings give information about the function of the kidneys, liver, and pancreas and about muscle and bone disease. There a
Development of the Human Zygote
Development of the Human Zygote
Development of the Human Zygote November 16, 1995 Hundreds of thousands of times a year a single-celled zygote, smaller than a grain of sand, transforms into an amazingly complex network of cells, a newborn infant. Through cellular differentiation and growth, this process is completed with precision time and time again, but very rarely a mistake in the blueprint of growth and development does occur. Following is a description of how the pathways of this intricate web are followed and the mista
DNA and Crime
DNA and Crime
DNA and Crime Deoxyribonucleic Acid - the fingerprint of life also know as DNA was first mapped out in the early 1950’s by British biophysicist, Francis Harry Compton Crick and American biochemist James Dewey Watson. They determined the three-dimensional structure of DNA, the substance that passes on the genetic characteristics from one generation to the next. DNA is found in the chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell. Every family line has it’s own unique pattern of restriction-enzyme DNA fragme
Excretion and Elimination of Toxicants and their M
Excretion and Elimination of Toxicants and their M
Excretion and Elimination of Toxicants and their Metabolites The first topic that was covered by this chapter was the excretion of wastes by the Renal system. The first step that occurs in the kidney deals with the nephron, which is the functional unit of the kidney. In the glomerulus the formation of urine begins with the passive filtration of plasma through the pores that are found in the glomerulus. The plasma is forced through these pores by hydrostatic pressure. The only things that determi
Holograms
Holograms
Holograms Toss a pebble in a pond -see the ripples? Now drop two pebbles close together. Look at what happens when the two sets of waves combine -you get a new wave! When a crest and a trough meet, they cancel out and the water goes flat. When two crests meet, they produce one, bigger crest. When two troughs collide, they make a single, deeper trough. Believe it or not, you\'ve just found a key to understanding how a hologram works. But what do waves in a pond have to do with those amazing three
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is the most common autosomal recessive genetic disease of white Indo-Europeans (Caucasians). Three main systems are usually affected by cystic fibrosis. These include the lungs and respiratory tract, the digestive tract (especially the pancreas and intestines) and the sweat glands. The lungs will normally have a thick mucus line them in cases of cystic fibrosis which requires physiotherapy to dislodge the mucus and create sputum. The digestive enzymes that would c
Holograms
Holograms
Holograms Toss a pebble in a pond -see the ripples? Now drop two pebbles close together. Look at what happens when the two sets of waves combine -you get a new wave! When a crest and a trough meet, they cancel out and the water goes flat. When two crests meet, they produce one, bigger crest. When two troughs collide, they make a single, deeper trough. Believe it or not, you\'ve just found a key to understanding how a hologram works. But what do waves in a pond have to do with those amazing three
Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Of all gynecologic malignancies, ovarian cancer continues to have the highest mortality and is the most difficult to diagnose. In the United States female population, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in absolute mortality among cancer related deaths (13,000/yr). In most reported cases, ovarian cancer, when first diagnosed is in stages III or IV in about 60 to 70% of patients which further complicates treatment of the disease (Barber, 3). Early detection in ovarian cancer is hampered by
Preston Hot Zone
Preston Hot Zone
Preston Hot Zone Preston\'s Hot Zone Imagine walking into a tiny village in Africa, suffering and dying from some unknown virus. As you approach the huts you hear the wails of pure agony from the afflicted tribe members. Coming closer, you smell the stench of vomit mixed with the bitter smell of warm blood. People inside lay dying in pools of their own vital fluids, coughing and vomiting up their own liquefied internal organs; their faces emotionless masks loosely hanging from their skulls, the
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Introduction: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs. This disease is the most common genetic disorder amongst Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis affects about one in 2,500 people, with one in twenty five being a heterozygote. With the use of antibiotics, the life span of a person afflicted with CF can be extended up to thirty years however, most die before the age of thirteen.1 Since so man
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer _Breast Cancer _ In the United States in 1999 alone, an estimated 43,700 people will die from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer among females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops drastically. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all women above the age of 15, and comprises a great amount of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 37 billion dollars a year in direct medical costs. An average wo
The Male Reproductive System
The Male Reproductive System
The Male Reproductive System The male reproductive system is responsible for generating, storing, and transporting the genetic material contained in the sperm cells. The main organs include: testicles (or testes), the epididymides, the vas deferens, the ejaculatory duct, the urethra, and the penis. Others are the scrotum, urogenital opening, and the prostate gland. Testes contain two oval shaped glands about one and a half inches long and one inch wide. The testes are suspended in a sac called t
How About A Little Snip, Snip?
How About A Little Snip, Snip?
How About A Little Snip, Snip? October 26, 2001 When a couple’s future plans do not include the possibility of children, they may conclude that surgical sterilization is the best option for preventing pregnancy from occurring. Sterilization is also safer, easier, and a more effective method of birth control. Women can permanently end their chance of pregnancy through tubal ligation. The basic principle is to interrupt the fallopian tubes in order to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg in the u
The Price of Freedom of Speech
The Price of Freedom of Speech
The Price of Freedom of Speech English 1 21, April 2004 One evening in mid march Michael Moore strolled onto the stage at the Oscars, knowing what he was going to say but having no idea how big of a response he would get. He approached the podium grasping his Oscar tightly and said, On behalf of our producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Donovan from Canada, I\'d like to thank the Academy for this. I have invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us, and we would like to  they\'re
Apollo 13
Apollo 13
Apollo 13 7-12-04 Apollo 13 Paper Apollo 13 was a mission to the moon that went wrong. The mission can be explained using physics. Physics was involved in every aspect of the flight. It all began with a smooth launch sending it en route to the moon. The launch was able to happen because scientists knew that a rocket recoils from the exhaust gases ejected from its engine. Each molecule of exist gas acts like a tiny molecular bullet shot downward from the rocket. After a successful launch the rock
ONLINE TEST
ONLINE TEST
ONLINE TEST BIO 441 IMMUNOLOGY SEROLOGY BIO 546 IMMUNOLOGY Thursday, March 11, 2004 Each multiple choice question has one answer unless indicated otherwise at the end of the question 1. If a fully mature autoreactive B-lymphocyte leaves the bone marrow and is not anergic, what will happen if that B-cell forms high affinity bonds with the self-antigen for which it is specific? (one answer) A. it will then become anergic, rendering it unable to respond B. it will die (by apoptosis) C. it will resp
The AirBike™ VTOL Personal Aircraft
The AirBike™ VTOL Personal Aircraft
The AirBike™ VTOL Personal Aircraft The AirBike™ is the ultimate expression of the V.T.O.L. idea. Parked in your garage, launched from your driveway, the AirBike™ will be able to reach and land in areas not accessible by any other mode of transportation. The AirBike™ is a VTOL, personal aircraft which uses vectored thrust, generated by a ducted fan, to achieve both vertical and level flight. While parked the AirBike will rest on its chin. As R.P.M.s are increased, the craft will pitch back on it
Sensory Receptors
Sensory Receptors
Sensory Receptors Whether we realize it or not, sensory receptors play a big part in our everyday life. Without the ability to sense our outside surroundings, we would quickly be put at a disadvantage to those around us. It is often taken for granted, but every facet of life depends on the ability to sense things. From the time when we first hear our alarm clock in the morning, to getting our balance once we get out of bed, then having to see the way to get to the bathroom, and even being able t
Breat Cancer
Breat Cancer
Breat Cancer In the United States in 1995 alone, 43,063 died from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer and the number one cancer in females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops nineteen and a half years. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all woman above the age of 15, and comprises 6% of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 35 billion dollars a year. An average woman is said to have a one in thirty chanc
The Digestive System
The Digestive System
The Digestive System Digestion is the process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed by the intestine. Here is a short view of digestion. The process begins in the mouth, where the food is chewed and mixed with saliva, and continues with the action of digestive enzymes secreted by the stomach and pancreas. Rhythmic contractions of the muscular layer of the intestinal wall (called peristalsis) ensures a constant mixing of enzymes along the intestine. The products of diges
The Digestive System
The Digestive System
The Digestive System The digestive system is responsible for processing food, breaking it down into proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, fats, and other substances, and inject them into the bloodstream so that they can be used by the body. The digestive, or alimentary, tract begins at the mouth, where the teeth and tongue begin the breakdown of food, assisted by saliva from the salivary glands. Saliva contains enzymes which break up food and cause other chemicals to react easily with it. Two of th
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Introduction: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs. This disease is the most common genetic disorder among Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis affects about one in 2,500 people, with one in twenty five being a heterozygote. With the use of antibiotics, the life span of a person afflicted with CF can be extended up to thirty years however, most die before the age of thirteen.1 Since so many
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Introduction: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs. This disease is the most common genetic disorder among Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis affects about one in 2,500 people, with one in twenty five being a heterozygote. With the use of antibiotics, the life span of a person afflicted with CF can be extended up to thirty years however, most die before the age of thirteen.1 Since so many
Stealth Technology
Stealth Technology
Stealth Technology Introduction Stealth. The word summons images of fighter jets and bomber sneaking over enemy lines, jinking around objects while hugging the Earth to avoid detection of batteries of radars eagle eyed sentinals. What this project deals with is how aircraft are detected by radar, what Stealth Technology is, the development of this technology, and the advantages of and disadvantages of Stealth. What is Stealth Technology ? Stealth Technology is the technology in which a plane or
The Ink System
The Ink System
The Ink System EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report will familiarize freshman with the inking system that is within a lithographic press. Many incoming printing management students have never been near a pressroom, leaving many to wonder what is in store for them. The way an image is printed greatly depends on the features of the inking system. Familiarizing yourself with the inking rollers of a press will help one to understand how things are printed. In turn, they will begin to understand how to hand
THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DESCRIPTION The digestive system consists of an alimentary canal with accessory organs . The alimentary canal is made up of the oral cavity , pharynx , esophagus , stomach , and small intestine , which has three parts , the duodenum , jejunum , and the ileum ,the large intestine which consists of the cecum and the vermiform appendix , the ascending colon , transverse colon , the descending colon , the sigmoid colon , the rectum and anal canal .The accessory organs are the te
Asbestos
Asbestos
Asbestos Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of minerals that can only be identified under a microscope. There are several types of these flexible, fire-resistant fibers. Asbestos fibers can have serious effects on your health if inhaled. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and provide heat insulation and fire resistance. In most products, asbestos is combined with a binding material so that it is not readily released into the air. However, if asbestos
Biology - Genetics
Biology - Genetics
Biology - Genetics The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Introduction: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs. This disease is the most common genetic disorder amongst Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis affects about one in 2,500 people, with one in twenty five being a heterozygote. With the use of antibiotics, the life span of a person afflicted with CF can be extended up to thirty years however, most die before the age of thir
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Biology - Genetics Introduction: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs. This disease is the most common genetic disorder amongst Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis affects about one in 2,500 people, with one in twenty five being a heterozygote. With the use of antibiotics, the life span of a person afflicted with CF can be extended up to thirty years however, most die before the age of thir
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer In the United States in 1995 alone, 43,063 died from it. It is the number two cancer killer and the number one cancer in females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops nineteen and a half years. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all woman above the age of 15, and comprises 6% of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 35 billion dollars a year. An average woman is said to have a one in thirty chance of getti
Holograms
Holograms
Holograms Toss a pebble in a pond -see the ripples? Now drop two pebbles close together. Look at what happens when the two sets of waves combine -you get a new wave! When a crest and a trough meet, they cancel out and the water goes flat. When two crests meet, they produce one, bigger crest. When two troughs collide, they make a single, deeper trough. Believe it or not, you\'ve just found a key to understanding how a hologram works. But what do waves in a pond have to do with those amazing three
Ergonomics in Clerical Environments
Ergonomics in Clerical Environments
Ergonomics in Clerical Environments ERGONOMICS IN OFFICE AND CLERICAL ENVIRONMENTS ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT 200 GROUP PROJECT WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT Ergonomics is becoming one of the most important aspects of administrative management. Since the introduction of computers, offices are becoming more technologically based. Employees are spending greater amounts of time in the office and therefore must be comfortable to remain productive. Workers that feel stressed and do not like their work environmen
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases Plague. A word that has struck fear in the hearts of man since the earliest of times. It has also lead to some of the greatest historical events and stories of our time. The ancient cities of Rome and Athens, in their downfall, were finished off by pestilence. The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Death, devastated Europe in the 14th century, starting a new age. The great warrior Ivan the Terrible was stricken with disease, and driven mad. During the exploration of t
Effects of Asperguillus
Effects of Asperguillus
Effects of Asperguillus Aspergillus spp. is a type of fungus that forms spores. It is normally found in soil, water, and decaying vegetation. In the hospital environment, the spores settle in some part of the ventilation system. Spores are also stirred up from construction and renovation. Additional sources of the fungal spores could be contaminated or wet wood, bird droppings in air ducts, or decaying fireproofing materials. The fungus causes pneumonia in a host with a weak or otherwise comprom
Fiber Optics
Fiber Optics
Fiber Optics Assignment Many modern medical materials and equipment work on a principle which is beyond the capacity of human transducers. Comment and discuss the working principles of an endoscope, uteroscope or a rectoscope showing the illuminating path, the image path, transmission path and the liquid transfer or operating instrument ducts, showing the position of suitable valves. This will therefore explain how light travels through an optical fibre and show how such fibres are used in medic
An End To Genetic Diseases
An End To Genetic Diseases
An End To Genetic Diseases The United States has a very diverse heritage. There is no American race. Americans are the blending of many cultures throughout many generations. With this blending of cultures comes a blending of genes. In the past, genes have not been well understood. They were not understood until Mendel did experiments on plants to find out why different plants of the same species had different characteristics. His goal was to find the key to unlock the mystery of inheritance (Cop
The Liver
The Liver
:The Liver: Facts, Functions, and Structure of Justin Amos Anatomy/ Physiology October 24, 1997 Facts and Functions The liver is the largest organ in the entire, normal human body. It weighs anywhere from 2.5 to 3.3 pounds. With its large size it is also a very resilient organ. Up to 3/4 of its cells can be removed before is ceases to function. It is red-brown organ roughly shaped like a cone. The liver is located in the upper right abdominal cavity immediately beneath the diaphragm. Without the
An overview of breastfeeding
An overview of breastfeeding
An overview of breastfeeding AN OVERVIEW OF BREASTFEEDING BREASTFEEDING Breastfeeding is widely believed to be the most beneficial method of feeding for the health and well being of most infants. It is the natural next step in the continuum of pregnancy. Though breastfeeding is natural, technique is a learned skill. As with any skill, the keys to successful breastfeeding are knowledge, practice and patience. It is important to get started correctly and know well in advance how to identify and av
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt Starting about 8,000BC, all of Northern Africa became a drier, more desert-like place. Back then, man lived in nomadic groups of hunters and gatherer. The climate forced man to migrate to more hospitable lands, some migrated to Nile River Valley which is a vast land surrounding the Nile River. There in this land abundant with life, there were plenty of food and water for these people. During the Neolithic Revolution (10,000BC to 3,500BC) man discovered the art of agriculture, this
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Biology, Period 8 Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that is simple recessive. This means that a child must have two abnormal copies of the gene, one from the mother and one from the father, to have cystic fibrosis. If both parents carry one abnormal copy of the gene, each child has a twenty-five percent chance of inheriting the disease. About thirty thousand children and adults have the disease, and one in every thirty-one Americans carries the abnormal gene. In the nineteen f
VOLVO PENTA INBOARD DIESEL
VOLVO PENTA INBOARD DIESEL
VOLVO PENTA INBOARD DIESEL D12-400 6-cylinder, 4-stroke, direct-injected, turbocharged marine diesel engine With after cooler – crankshaft power* 294 kW (400 hp) A New Generation The Volvo Penta D12 Heavy-duty sets a new standard for reliability, performance and low emissions that comply with highest standards. Electronically controlled and fully classed, it offers outstanding operating economy with a long service life, easy maintenance and low fuel consumption. It is a new generation of reliabl
Tall Stories
Tall Stories
Tall Stories NEWSCIENCE Picture in your mind the skyline of downtown Toronto. There\'s the CN Tower, of course, and the 72-floor First Canadian Place, the city\'s tallest skyscraper. Cascading from there are the assorted banks and hotels and insurance towers. Now, use your imagination to construct some new buildings, these ones reaching three, four and five times higher than the others. Top it all off with a skyscraper one mile high (three times as high as the CN Tower). Sound fanciful? It did 3
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy Due to the decrease of estrogen in postmenopausal women, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women sixty-five years of older. A primary focus of women’s health care over the last decade is the reversal hormone replacement therapy and change in lifestyle can have over this devastating disease. Hormone replacement therapy has been found, not only to prevent cardiovascular illness, but also aids in the fight of osteoporosis and epidermal changes. The ultimate
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis One of the most common causes of childhood death is the chronic disease of Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a generalized dysfunction of the exocrine glands that affects multiple organ systems. The gene responsible for cystic fibrosis encodes a protein that involves chloride transport across epithelial membranes. Over 100 mutations of the gene are known. The passing of the gene can only occur if both parents are carriers of the gene. Symptoms such as increased viscosity of bro
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis One of the most common causes of childhood death is the chronic disease of Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a generalized dysfunction of the exocrine glands that affects multiple organ systems. The gene responsible for cystic fibrosis encodes a protein that involves chloride transport across epithelial membranes. Over 100 mutations of the gene are known. The passing of the gene can only occur if both parents are carriers of the gene. Symptoms such as increased viscosity of bro
DESCRIPTION OF A NETWORK
DESCRIPTION OF A NETWORK
DESCRIPTION OF A NETWORK A network is the linking of two or more computers for the purpose of sharing data, programs and/or physical resources. · Examples: · Data Two people can work independently on the same project at different computers. By being connected to each other, there is no need for swapping floppy copies with the possibility of loss or old revisions creeping into the work flow. · Programs One copy of a program can be purchased and placed on one computer, and others connected may be