Essays Tagged: "white blood cells"


LeukemiaLeukemia is a disease characterized by the formation of abnormalnumbers of white blood cells, for which no certain cure has been found.Leukemia is also conditions characterize ... a is also conditions characterized by the transformation of normalblood-forming cells into abnormal white blood cells whose unrestrainedgrowth overwhelms and replaces normal bone marrow and blood cell ... isabout 25 to every 100,000 persons.The danger to the patient lies in the growth of these abnormal whitecells, which interfere with the growth of the red blood cells, normal whiteblood cells, and the ...

(3 pages) 113 0 4.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


-1 that occurs throughout the world and HIV-2that mainly occurs in Africa. The HIV virus enters the white blood cells andtakes over the reproductive system of that cell and uses the system toreproduce ... and uses the system toreproduce itself. The white blood cell dies and the new HIV cells infect otherwhite blood cells and repeat the process. The Person with the disease will eventually die because th ...

(3 pages) 128 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


kemia which include "total" and "differential." These are mainly characterized by the appearance of white blood cells. When leukemia attacks the blood cells, the bone marrow (where blood cells are mad ... olved with leukemia include: lack of energy, fever, susceptibility to infection (because of lack of white blood cells), excessive or repetitive bleeding, easy bruising, and also enlargement of the liv ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


s is an infectious disease of humans in which the blood and tissues contain mononuclear leukocytes (white blood cells with only one nucleus), either monocytes or lymphocytes. An infectious disease is ... common symptom. In some cases blood may be found in the urine. The throat is often red; a membrane, white to dark gray in color and resembling that of diphtheria, may be present. In many cases there i ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


eukemia, 1995).Leukemia is a form of cancer in the blood cells. Most forms of Leukemia occur in the white blood cells. These abnormal cells reproduce in large quantities and look and perform different ... laboratory. Different forms of blood work include checking the hemoglobin count, platelet count, or white blood cell count. X-rays are routinely done for treatment follow-up. Ultrasound is also used a ...

(3 pages) 66 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

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

enses that function against all forms of invaders. Our skin, phagocytes and macrophages, as well as white blood cells, are all non - specific defenses. They work against all forms of invaders, not jus ...

(3 pages) 67 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

DNA finger Printing Facts and progress of DNA finger printing. Facts of all DNA finger printing up to 2003.

ts. DNA finger printing can be done with a sample from any tissue in the body. DNA is obtained from white blood cells. A drop of blood or a air bulb contains enough DNA for testing. The is no special ...

(3 pages) 139 1 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

How Mobile Phones Can Affect Us?

igarette-style government health warning. He believes the high frequency radio-like waves can limit white blood cells' ability to fight disease. It happens because the brain's fluid absorbs radiation ...

(2 pages) 134 1 3.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

This is all about the immune system, how it works, and what it does.

not defenseless. Several other body systems maintain health. First, the circulatory system contains white blood cells that engulf and digest foreign organisms and chemicals. If the white cells cannot ...

(2 pages) 85 1 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

New Cancer Treatment Brings Hope in 2001

DA approved a new drug known as Gleevec (formerly St1- 571) for successfully treating cancer of the white blood cells known as chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and a rare form of cancer that affects ... selectively targets an abnormal cancer - causing protein called BCR-ABL, which causes the cancerous white blood cells to grow out of control.Research is underway to test Gleevec's effectiveness aga ...

(1 pages) 37 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

What is HIV

ransriptase duplicates the information in the RNA and makes complementary strands. HIV attacks your white blood cells. It attaches itself to the white blood cells and then allows the virus to enter yo ...

(2 pages) 71 3 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Describe the structure and function of blood and the body fluids - an essay about different components that make up blood.

fit through tiny capillaries and transport oxygen extremely close to cells.Leucocytes (also called white blood cells) have a nucleus, are much larger than red blood cells and are spherical or irregul ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

AIDS & HIV the causes effects and types of possible treatments.

he person's immune system. HIV destroys cells called T4-lymphocytes and macrophage. These cells are white blood cells. White blood cells are very important for fighting infection in the body's immune ... us is smaller it is able to live inside of the cell. The HIV organism reproduces by intercepting to white cells transmissions for reproduction. Basically it tricks the cells to produce more of the HIV ...

(6 pages) 110 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Tissue Transplant: Bone Marrow

nd spine. These cells produce the body's blood cells. The body's blood cells consist of leukocytes (white blood cells) which battle infection, erythrocytes (red blood cells) which carry oxygen to the ... ry oxygen to the cell and remove waste from it, and platelets that allow the blood to clot. Lack of white blood cells was the problem of the first patient of the bone marrow transplant who was an infa ...

(4 pages) 34 0 2.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


lls of the bone marrow, which is the soft inner part of the bones. Leukemia, which literally means "white blood" in Greek occurs when there is an excess of abnormal white blood cells in the blood. The ... laboratory. Different forms of blood work include checking the hemoglobin count, platelet count, or white blood cell count. X- rays and/or ultrasounds can both be used as treatment follow up's. A CT s ...

(6 pages) 86 2 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

California Proposition 71 - Stem Cell Research

pes of cells. These cells include red blood cells, which carry oxygen to various parts of the body, white blood cells, which fight off infection in the body, and platelets which help clot blood in the ...

(2 pages) 50 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Key To The Future Is In The Genes

p, for the purpose of creating immunities and curing genetic defects. By changing the genes in your white blood cells, you can create immunities to such viruses as HIV, Ebola, even the common cold. Th ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Conspiracy of AIDS

cy Virus) is believed by scientists and medical researchers to lead to AIDS. HIV infects T-cells or white blood cells, which help the immune system by fighting off diseases. The theory that was first ... cs. Within the past, black people have always been treated harshly and they were forced to work for white people. White supremacy had become the fastest growing philosophy and ethnic purification prio ...

(6 pages) 48 1 3.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The innate immune response

re monocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils. The major phagocytes are macrophages, which derive from white blood cells called monocytes that leave the bloodstream, enter the tissues, and develop into m ...

(1 pages) 24 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


e disease that it causes.Affect Of AIDS On BODY:It gets into a persons blood by attaching itself to white blood cells known as T-Lymphocytes.Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes Diarrhea ... The flu virus latches onto cells in the nose, while HIV mainly latches onto one particular type of white cell (CD4 + T-lymphocyte), some brain cells, and one or two others.When HIV touches the cell a ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology