Essays Tagged: "t cells"

Aids

Aids first appeared in 1959. Its definition states that its any of a group of retroviruses and esp. HIV-1 tha ... 59. Its definition states that its any of a group of retroviruses and esp. HIV-1 that infect and destroy helper T cells of the immune system causing the marked reduction in their numbers that is diagn ... eir numbers that is diagnostic of AIDS -- called also AIDS virus, human immunodeficiency virus. A retrovirus is any of a group of RNA-containing viruses (as HIV) that produce reverse transcriptase by ...

(3 pages) 101 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

controversy over genetic engineering, an essay about genetics and such.

Controversy Over Genetic EngineeringDolly was a sheep that was the first living clone in its time, not ... netic EngineeringDolly was a sheep that was the first living clone in its time, not a countrymusic star from Tennessee. This was a magnificent feat but what did it mean? To some it meant a world of po ... nnessee. This was a magnificent feat but what did it mean? To some it meant a world of possibility, to others it meant havoc. Who is right? Who is wrong? These questions are unanswerable which results ...

(4 pages) 204 0 2.8 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

How does the body achieve the functional silencing of antigen reactive clones?

a reasonable if fairly narrow essay (narrow in subject that is) can't rememberHow does the body achieve the functional silencing of antigen reactive clon ... can't rememberHow does the body achieve the functional silencing of antigen reactive clones?The central tenet of the immune system is the ability to recognise and remove non-self components without a ... ne system is the ability to recognise and remove non-self components without affecting self components. The T cells and B cells of the immune system express a vast repertoire of antigen receptors. It ...

(13 pages) 41 0 2.5 Jan/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Defenses of human immune system and how they are influenced by hereditary genetics.

March 9, 2003Genetics and Universe WithinThe immune system is greatly affected by genetics and hereditary traits. The ... iverse WithinThe immune system is greatly affected by genetics and hereditary traits. The immune system is the body's defense against pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system is a tw ... ainst pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system is a two-part defense mechanism, with specific and non - specific defenses. Non specific defenses are defenses that function against al ...

(3 pages) 67 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Viral Jujitsu: A new gene therapy has a way of turning the AIDS virus against itself.

The war against AIDS is one of attrition. Antiretroviral drugs can slow the proliferation of the hum ... tion. Antiretroviral drugs can slow the proliferation of the human immunodeficiency virus, delaying the day when the patient experiences full-blown AIDS. But they do not eliminate the virus, which can ... en the patient experiences full-blown AIDS. But they do not eliminate the virus, which can revive lethally after lying dormant for decades. Now an experimental gene therapy has emerged that may come a ...

(2 pages) 40 1 3.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Conspiracy of AIDS

The Conspiracy of AIDSEvery minute five people die worldwide from AIDS. Eighty-eight percent of thes ... very minute five people die worldwide from AIDS. Eighty-eight percent of these people are living in third world countries. AIDS (short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a disease characteriz ... DS (short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a disease characterized by the progressive destruction of the body's immune system. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is believed by scientists a ...

(6 pages) 48 1 3.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

AIDS

AIDS In this paper you will be reading about ways to contract Aids, ways to gain Aids, how Aids reproduces, ... ding about ways to contract Aids, ways to gain Aids, how Aids reproduces, and ways you can and cannot get Aids. Aids is caused by HIV, (HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIANCY DISEASE), which attacks the T cell ... Aids is caused by HIV, (HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIANCY DISEASE), which attacks the T cell in the immune system. After it latches on to the T cell, it reproduces its DNA inside the cell, then breaks open into ...

(1 pages) 336 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Aids

Fletcher Watson Aids Summary May 4, 2001 Hope for AIDS Cure Fades Scientists now believe that the HIV v ... on Aids Summary May 4, 2001 Hope for AIDS Cure Fades Scientists now believe that the HIV virus cannot be killed. HIV is a resourceful virus that now only infects blood cells but also injects its DNA i ... esourceful virus that now only infects blood cells but also injects its DNA into the code of memory t-cells. Now that this has been figured out, previous "miracle" drugs that scientists though c ...

(1 pages) 7 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Three Major Pandemics

Pandemics have been a problem since the beginning of the mankind. There have been significant pandemics such as the influenza, TB, Chole ... the mankind. There have been significant pandemics such as the influenza, TB, Cholera, AIDS, and most recently SARS. What is causing pandemics to rise in an alarming rate? Most pandemics start really ... What is causing pandemics to rise in an alarming rate? Most pandemics start really small then escalate to a large degree. In the video about the 1918 Influenza, it started with one person in a remote ...

(8 pages) 55 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Aids

Aids first appeared in 1959. Its definition states that its any of a group of retroviruses and esp. HIV-1 tha ... 59. Its definition states that its any of a group of retroviruses and esp. HIV-1 that infect and destroy helper T cells of the immune system causing the marked reduction in their numbers that is diagn ... eir numbers that is diagnostic of AIDS -- called also AIDS virus, human immunodeficiency virus. A retrovirus is any of a group of RNA-containing viruses (as HIV) that produce reverse transcriptase by ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Group A Streptococcus (Flesh-Eating Bacteria) INTRODUCTION Group A Streptococcus can

Group A Streptococcus (Flesh-Eating Bacteria) INTRODUCTION Group A Streptococcus can normally be found in the ... lesh-Eating Bacteria) INTRODUCTION Group A Streptococcus can normally be found in the throat and on the skin. This strain of Strep causes mild to severe infections such as strep throat. A more virulen ... ep causes mild to severe infections such as strep throat. A more virulent strain of GAS causes necrotizing fasciitis. Invasive infections of GAS are found in areas where the bacteria is not usually pr ...

(2 pages) 1643 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Elevated Causes of AIDS

I'm here to present information on elevated causes of AIDS. (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) AIDS in the ... t information on elevated causes of AIDS. (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) AIDS in the 20th century is a huge problem nationwide, and every angle of approach is needed in order to reduce the inci ... a huge problem nationwide, and every angle of approach is needed in order to reduce the incident of transmitting AIDS. This deficiency is also a problem for our African American communities. Male Afri ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Did you heard about Ebola Viruses?

The 1976 year brought to the world a new spine-chilling virus which terrified scientist, medical wor ... ld a new spine-chilling virus which terrified scientist, medical workers and everyone who heard about it. It first appearance was detected in German city Marburg, which gave the virus its name. Later ... rst appearance was detected in German city Marburg, which gave the virus its name. Later that year, the scientist world was stunned by the appearance of another virus in southern Sudan. In two month a ...

(1 pages) 426 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Year 10 HIV health assignment

The acronym AIDS stands for what?Acquired Immune Deficiency syndromeThe acronym HIV means what?Human ... ncy syndromeThe acronym HIV means what?Human Immunodeficiency VirusHow does HIV work?HIV works by entering the body, then it attaches itself onto a T cell and works its way inside of that cell. It the ... lf onto a T cell and works its way inside of that cell. It then uses this cell as a virus-making factory to make a lot of copies of itself. These new viruses leave and go on to infect and destroy othe ...

(3 pages) 11 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe�This paper discusses a disease that is endemic to a particular geographic and cultural setting: HIV ... scusses a disease that is endemic to a particular geographic and cultural setting: HIV in Zimbabwe. The pathogenesis, types of transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS has been summarized he ... s of transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS has been summarized here. Furthermore, aspects of health promotion and possible strategies to control and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Science Essays

Aids Prevention and Education in America

AIDS Prevention and Education in AmericaFreddie Mercury, lead singer and songwriter of Queen, most famous for t ... rcury, lead singer and songwriter of Queen, most famous for the songs, "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We are the Champions" and "We will Rock You". He died in 1991 (The Good Weird). Rock Hudson was a huge film ... ions" and "We will Rock You". He died in 1991 (The Good Weird). Rock Hudson was a huge film star in the 1950's and 1960's. He had done over seventy motion pictures. He died in 1985. Liberace, a very f ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Aug/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality