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1,846 wordsThe content of this paper is whether or not mutations undergone by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and allow it to survive in the immune system. The cost of treating all persons with AIDS in 1993 in the United States was $ 7. 8 billion, and it is estimated that 20, 000 new cases of AIDS are reported every 3 months to the CDC. The question dealing with how HIV survives in the immune system is important, not only in the search for a cure for the virus and its inescapable syndrome, AIDS (Acquired ...
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1,183 wordsLupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease which causes inflammation of various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys. The body's immune system normally makes proteins called antibodies to protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials. These foreign materials are called ANTIGENS. In an autoimmune disorder such as Lupus, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between foreign substances (antigens) and its own cells and tissues. T...
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1,579 wordsHIV and AIDS The first case of AIDS was identified in New York in 1979. The cause of the disease, a retro virus now called Human Immunodeficiency Virus, was identified in 1983 - 84 by scientists working at the National Cancer Institute in the United States and the Pasteur Institute in France. These workers also developed tests for AIDS, enabling researchers to follow the transmission of the virus and to study the origin and mechanism of the disease. Close relatives of the AIDS virus infect some ...
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Central Nervous System Spinal Cord
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Autoimmune Diseases Organ Transplantation
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White Blood Cells Part Of The Body
1,146 wordsHow the Immune System Works The immune system defends the body from attack by "invaders" recognized as foreign. It is an extraordinarily complex system that relies on an elaborate and dynamic communications network that exists among the many different kinds of immune system cells that patrol the body. At the "heart" of the system is the ability to recognize and respond to substances called antigens whether they are infectious agents or part of the body, which are called self antigens. T and B Ce...
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1,340 wordsWhen Allah desires to guide someone, He expands his breast to Islam. When He desires to misguide someone, He makes his breast narrow and constricted as if he were climbing up into the sky. That is how Allah defiles those who have no faith. (Qur " an, 6: 125) The failure of irreligious people in submitting themselves to Allah causes them to be in a constant state of ill-ease, anxiety and stress. As a consequence, they are afflicted by various psychological illnesses which reveal themselves in the...
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2,021 words... would fatally digest itself away. Some of these enzymes break down proteins, others attack fats, and still others disassemble the nucleic acids that make up DNA and RNA (Bourne, 1992, p. 123). Lynosomes don't always work right. When they fail, the result can be catastrophic disease. In Tay-Sachs disease, for example, victims have inherited a faulty gene, which leads to a defective enzyme or no enzyme at all. As a result certain undigested molecules accumulate in the lysosomes, gradually lead...
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986 wordsThe war on AIDS A relatively new incurable disease has shaken the world. Millions of people are already dead because of it. The name for it is AIDS. Nowadays there are an estimated 42 million people living with HIV or AIDS world-wide, and more than 3 million die every year from AIDS-related illnesses. HIV is always far more widespread than all studies indicate. Therefore it is important to know as much as possible in order to prevent it. AIDS has become one of the most serious, deadly diseases i...
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4,747 wordsHuman Disease I INTRODUCTION Human Disease, in medicine, any harmful change that interferes with the normal appearance, structure, or function of the body or any of its parts. Since time immemorial, disease has played a role in the history of societies. It has affected-and been affected by-economic conditions, wars, and natural disasters. Indeed, the impact of disease can be far greater than better-known calamities. An epidemic of influenza that swept the globe in 1918 killed between 20 million ...
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2,076 wordsHuman Immunodeficiency Virus The topic of this paper is the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, and whether or not mutations undergone by the virus allow it to survive in the immune system. The cost of treating all persons with AIDS in 1993 in the United States was $ 7. 8 billion, and it is estimated that 20, 000 new cases of AIDS are reported every 3 months to the CDC. This question dealing with how HIV survives in the immune system is of critical importance, not only in the search for a cure fo...
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449 wordsThe word immune literally means protection. Protection from many hazards in the environment. Diseases cannot be immunized, such as cancer or AIDS Immune system protects against foreign substances, and problems that may arise during that process Cells of the immune system function to protect the individual organism against threats from anything that is foreign, or nonself. Predominant threat to humans is infectious invasion of the body by foreign organisms, viruses, bacteria, and fungi Potential ...
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4,343 wordsIntroduction Multiple Sclerosis By: Stephanie Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that randomly attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The progress, severity and specific symptoms of the disease can not be predicted; symptoms may range from tingling and numbness to paralysis and blindness. MS is a devastating disease because people live with its unpredictable physical and emotional effects for the rest of their lives. MS is a well-known disease, but...
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2,160 wordsThe Immune System Period 2 May 23, 1999 The immune system is the most incredible part of our body. It has the task of keeping the body healthy by destroying pathogens and disease-producing organisms, and by neutralizing their toxins. The immune system employs the services of the skin, mucous membranes, hair, cilia, saliva, urine and other natural means of waste disposal to keep the body free of illness and pathogens, For instance, should foreign bacteria enter the body, the immune system will em...
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2,768 wordsSexually Transmitted Diseases: A Teens Worst Nightmare Sexually transmitted diseases are infectious diseases that can be spread by sexual contact. Some can also be transmitted by non-sexual ways, but these make up a minority of the total number of cases. An estimated ten to twelve million Americans have sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases in the United States affect both sexes, all races, and every economic stature. STDs come from different sources. Some are epidemic lik...
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Cerebrospinal Fluid Spinal Cord
806 wordsGuillain-Barre Syndrome, (also called acute idiopathic polyneuritis, and Landry s ascending paralysis) is a disorder in which the body s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nerves, those outside the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms of this disorder include weakness or tingling in the legs, sometimes the weakness or tingling spread to the arms and upper body. These symptom s then increase in intensity, until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralyzed, mo...
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