Essays Tagged: "Germs"


ectious disease that is spread from person-to- person. A person is usually infected by inhaling the germs which have been sprayed into the air by someone with the active disease who coughs.However, in ... fected person when the body's resistance is low or if there is a large or prolonged exposure to the germs that overcome the body's natural defenses. The body's response to active TB infection produces ...

(6 pages) 164 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


s defined to be a drug produced by certain microbes. Most doctors use antibiotics to help fight the germs in a patient. Antibiotics are obtained from plants, fungi, air, water, soil, just about anythi ... come immune to the antibiotic. New research shows that, in mutation, the cells can become immune to germs that they have never faced. The second way is, the resistance microbes, may transfer the genet ...

(4 pages) 89 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

ays to list symptoms ofOCD. All sources agree that the most commonpreoccupations are dirt (washing, germs,touching), checking for safety or closed spaces(closets, doors, drawers, appliances, lightswit ...

(7 pages) 229 0 4.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Comparison of Jared Diamonds Guns Germs and Steal and The Rise of Christianity by Rodney Stark

Both Guns, Germs, and Steel written by Jared Diamond and The Rise of Christianity written by Rodney Stark stres ...

(3 pages) 53 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Affluenza"- the disease of spending money.

Advertisers infect the country with more things that they "need" to have. Commercials are like the germs. Once people come in contact with them, over and over, they are bound to catch the sickness. N ... are the ones who produce the commercials and ads everywhere. Commercials can only be described as "germs". Once exposed to these "germs" they can cause severe sickness. When Americans are exposed to ...

(3 pages) 87 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics

ples were done by Louis Pasteur who discovered that certain saprophytic bacteria could kill anthrax germs. However, the biggest breakthrough in the area of antibiotics only arrived in 1928 when Britis ...

(6 pages) 99 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Irradiation of food

?Food irradiation is a food safety technology that, most importantly, can eliminate disease-causing germs from foods and destroy microorganisms that could otherwise lead to illness or death. It can al ...

(6 pages) 101 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Ellen Foster: A Novel about a little girl

nk, but Starletta drank from it first. She wouldn't from the glass because she was afraid of "black germs". The same exact thing happened with the cookies. By the end of the novel Ellen has completely ...

(1 pages) 34 0 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Study of Germs

GERMSFor as long as humans have been on this planet, the microscopic life forms that we call germs, ... even in important organs. But that is not always a bad thing, because humans could not live without germs. Some germs, or "microbes" help digest food, while others produce vitamins. Most of the time, ... germs, or "microbes" help digest food, while others produce vitamins. Most of the time, people and germs coexist peacefully; in fact there are trillions of germs on you right now.Even though some ger ...

(15 pages) 119 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Resistances affiliated with disease, temptation, and pain

ance and how bodies both physically and emoptionally "resist" different materials feelings and even germs. It provides a first glance of the total spectrum of resistance and its basic meanings. Many s ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Day My Life Began

There were hundreds of them. Crawling over me, spreading bacteria, germs, diseases, laying their filthy eggs under my pale skin. I scratch, I scrape, I claw at them, b ...

(4 pages) 96 3 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays


ring milk.In years to come, most of Pasteur's efforts went towards convincing other scientusts that germs do not originate spontaneously in substances, but enter from the outside. His work in understa ...

(1 pages) 31 1 3.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Summary of Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs, & Steel"

GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL SUMMARYPROLOGUE: YALI'S QUESTION.Throughout history, different regional groups of p ... !CHAPTER 4: FARMER POWER"Food production was indirectly a prerequisite for the development of guns, germs, and steel (86)". It is estimated that one acre of land can support 10 to 100 times more herde ... s a means oftransportation. Finally, those who domesticated animals were the first to acquire their germs, and consequently the first to develop a resistance to them, which, as illustrated in the prev ...

(8 pages) 92 1 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


TB, but does not have TB disease, may be given preventive therapy. Preventive therapy aims to kill germs that are not doing any damage right now, but could break out later.If a doctor decides a perso ... nd time, the TB may be harder to treat because it has become drug resistant. This means that the TB germs in the body are unaffected by some drugs used to treat TB.

(1 pages) 33 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Write about a movie/film and the significance behind it. I choose Fight Club by David Fincher

ending scene, a microscopic view of a gun inside of the narrator's mouth. All of the particles and germs are very visible to give the viewer an idea of what to expect. This scene suggests a dirty, wi ...

(13 pages) 64 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


ant reoccurring behaviors. For example, an obsessive thought could be a person overly worried about germs on their hands; a compulsion behavior could be a person repeatedly washing their hands with so ...

(1 pages) 84 0 1.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Report and reaction to "Guns, Germs, and Steel."

Livestock have contributed to human society in a number of ways, both good and bad. "Guns, Germs, and Steel" chapter Lethal Gift of Livestock dealt with some of the negative consequences of k ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of the main character Oliver Bacon in "The Duchess and The Jeweller"

nally, with their own compressed light"-his excitement is clear as he gives human attributes to the germs."Tears!" said Oliver, looking at the pearls."Heart's blood!" he said, looking at the rubies.Bu ...

(2 pages) 20 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Germs spread though The Cough

ff on his sweatshirt. Today I'm going to tell you why you should do your best to stop the spread of germs by covering your coughs and sneezes. As college students, we definitely aren't the healthiest ... ext to receive some sickness. I've been doing some research in the past couple of weeks on the tiny germs that cause sickness all because one person didn't cover their cough. I'm going to tell you abo ...

(3 pages) 12 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Black Death Essay- The history of how it began, the symptoms, and more

nfection. They were airborne, waterborne, direct contact, and vectors, which are insects that carry germs from one species to another. (Disease and History npag.) The main component of the Black Death ...

(3 pages) 35 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers