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This article addresses the significance of Luminex xTAG analyte-specific reagents (ASRs) in the identification of bacteria, parasites, and viruses that have high clinical significance in the public health sector (Navidad et.al, 2013). The article considers these reagents in testing different pathogens such as E. coli, using stool samples from patients....

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As with any assessment, there are several different questions that need to be asked when taking a history. In this case, the onset and duration of the issue is important to note, as this can be indicative of the severity of the problem (Resnick et al., 2013). The characteristics of...

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the process by which hormones are replaced to increase their efficiency in an individual. The procedure can also be conducted in elderly individual whose bodies do not produce hormones. HRT is normally given to women whose oestrogen and progesterone decrease significantly because of menopause (Medical...

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Jonathan is a college student who is trying to find the best methods of creating energy instead of using fossil fuels. He has been performing research for many months and he has decided that algae is an up and coming substance that many scientists have utilized in order to generate...

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Everyone gets old. It's an accepted reality although some people display the familiar signs of ageing slower than others. The question is why. The body's cells are renewed at a phenomenal pace. White blood cells fight disease. Cuts, bruises and broken bones heal themselves. The body is self regenerating so...

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A dominant mode of life on Earth includes parasitism, and both protozoan and parasitic metazoan eukaryotes are known to cause some of the most intractable and damaging diseases to domestic animals and humans. The lives of millions of children living in Sub-Saharan Africa alone are taken by malaria, a leading...

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Cells are the basic units of life. In living organisms, cells are responsible for carrying out some specialized functions that include the taking in of nutrients, converting the nutrients into energy, among other tasks (Goodman, 2002). The human cell contains the plasma membrane, ribosomes, nucleus, mitochondria, lysosomes and peroxisomes, Golgi...

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Sigmoid Volvulus is a major cause of the obstruction of the bowel which occurs when there is a twist of some parts of the colon. The obstruction that occurs can be acute of sub-acute depending on the part of the colon that is engaged in the twist (Thomson, 2010). This...

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The microfluidic device is made up of channels that are designed to capture images and videos. The viewing area occurs in the central channel region and uses high resolution to capture the images. Inlet and outlet placement makes room for the buffer solution to be fed through the device. Also,...

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DNA profiling was initially created as a strategy for deciding paternity, in which inspects taken under clinical conditions were analyzed for hereditary confirmation that could connection guardian to tyke. It first went's into the courts in 1986, when police in England asked sub-atomic researcher Alec Jeffreys, who had started researching...

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In the previous assignment on target identification and validation a target which could help to regulate type II diabetes was chosen. This target was the G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) leukotriene B4 receptor (Ltb4r1) and it's naturally occurring ligand LTB4. As mentioned previously Ltb4r1, like other GPCRs in this family, has...

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Huntington's disease is a debilitating disease for which there is no known cure. It is a genetically inherited disease. Individuals with a mutation in the huntingtin (HTT) gene will develop Huntington's disease. The HTT gene codes for a 350-kDa protein which has a polyqlutamine (polyQ) tail. Previous research has shown...

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Studies have long proved that both environmental and genotype factors have an impact on cultivars of different kinds. Consequently, studies have concluded that different genotypes are suited to different environments. However, most of these studies have been conducted on small-scale environments which may not be successfully applied, with desired results,...

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Conducting a focused assessment of the female genitourinary system needs to include several different factors. It is important to ask about the onset, location, duration, characteristics, alleviating and aggravating factors as with any other assessment. This can be used to determine the source of pain and the type of issues...

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Critical period is a vital developmental period for all living organisms in that it is when the nervous system is susceptible to various environmental factors. If an appropriate environment is not created during this period the organism may fail to illustrate required functions after growth. Functions that are fundamental all...

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There are several systems in the body that defend it against infection. Skin, mucus membranes, and antimicrobial agents in the blood all help identify and destroy infectious substances. Another system of the body that defends against infection allows a percentage of lymphocytes to become natural killer cells. These are present...

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Arguably, one of the most crucial concepts in the history of psychology is that of Pavlov’s, with his notion of conditioning. Conditioning plays a key role in psychological theory, to the extent that it indicates certain behaviors can be learned, and therefore, conversely, unlearned. This opens up decisive questions in...

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The current paper provides an overview of the plant epilobium canum. The main features of the plant are described, the threats to the survival of the plant in the future are considered, and the role of the plant and its potential uses are elaborated. In addition, a number of images...

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The California Kingsnake, known by its Latin name as Lampropeltis g. californiae, is mainly indigenous to the west coast of North America (whozoo.org). It is one subspecies of the common kingsnake, which can actually be found in all 48 contiguous United States (reptilesmagazine.com). It can be found anywhere from the...

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Introduction The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is a venomous species of rattlesnake found primarily in Mexico and the southern portion of the United States, including the states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California (Klauber, 1997, p. 25). In Mexico, they can be found in northern Veracruz, Hidalgo, and Sinaloa. This...

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Description of Concept Human brains consist of two halves, and these two halves, or hemispheres, provide different functions for the person. On the left side, our brain handles numbers, logic, words, analysis, and linear sequences. We might call this the “rigid” or calculated side of the brain. On the right...

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Meiosis is a scientific process where eukaryotic cells divide themselves to produce gametes for sexual reproduction. During the process of meiosis, the DNA-carrying cell divides itself twice- meiosis I and meiosis II- to produce four gametes. These gametes have distinctive features. This is because during Meiosis there is crossing over...

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The Achilles tendon is located at the back of the ankle linking the calf muscle and the heel bone. It is the most massive and stiffest tendon in the body of a human being. When an individual contracts his/her muscles, the tendon tightens pulling the heel consequently allowing a person...

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Macrophages refer to a type of white blood cell that eats and then digests debris within the body. The term debris refers to cellular waste, microbes, foreign substances and even cancer cells. The process in which macrophages do this internal cleansing is phagocytosis, which means the process to devour, or...

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The term “inherent value” essentially describes things, thoughts, and emotions that are desired simply for their own sakes (Riukas.) Things have value in and of themselves; for example a rainbow is beautiful, does not serve any actual purpose or meet any need but is valuable and cherished simply because of...

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