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The Future of Ebola Research
Future Ebola Research Strategy Ebola is a virus that causes a severe, potentially fatal disease in both humans and nonhuman primates. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been researching Ebola ever since it was first recognized in Africa and began to spread to other countries. In order to achieve the main goal...
Understanding and Safeguarding against Fatal Diseases
Infection has always been a paramount fear of humankind. However, nowadays, most infectious diseases that plagued prior generations are cured or preventable. Still, there are several diseases which have not yet been bested, and it’s important to know how they are transferred from person to person. First, a susceptible victi...
An Argument in Favor of Testing for Huntington's Disease
How would you feel if you knew that you are going to die very soon and there is nothing you can do? Huntington's disease is an inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington's disease has a broad impact on a person's functional abilities and usually results in movement, think...
An Examination of Why People Get Sick
Everyone dislikes getting sick. We would all rather be healthy and energetic than be coughing or vomiting and confined to a bed. However, the human body is frail; we all get sick from time to time. Have you ever considered why we get sick? Why do we have coughs, runny noses, or fevers? The answer is that they are there to p...
The Idealistic Dream of the Eradication of Infectious Disease
Eradication of infectious disease is an idealistic goal for many, but there are two sides to the issue. On the surface, eradication seems to be a useful way to eliminate suffering and deaths caused by infectious diseases. For example, eradication of smallpox in the 20th century was a huge milestone in public health, and the...
An Analysis of Joseph Amon's Argument on Human Rights Campaigns Regarding the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
In the book chapter we read, Joseph Amon introduces and discusses several human rights campaigns that have surfaced in many countries regarding the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, the “right to know” campaigns focus on providing individuals knowledge about their HIV status and those of others while the “know your rights” c...
An Analysis of the Guatemala Syphilis Experiments and Their Underlying Causes
Introduction “They injected him every fortnight to a month. They never told him why.” A Guatemalan local shares the story of his father, a soldier in the Guatemalan army who unknowingly participated in the Guatemala syphilis experiments (The Frightening Legacy of US Syphilis Experiments in Guatemala 2011). These experiment...
A Study on Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and the Prevention and Management of the Disease
Abstract A sexually transmitted disease, also known as STD is a disease that is spread from person to person through sexual contact. Many people in today’s society are not fully educated in how to protect themselves from obtaining a sexually transmitted disease. There are different methods such as condoms, abstinence, and...
A Lab Research on Response of DNA Samples of Patients on E. Coli Virus
Plasmid DNA are extrachromosomal, circular, double stranded DNA that aren’t a part of a genome. They are found in some bacteria and single-celled eukaryotic cells and often contain only a couple of genes. These genes are most often antibiotic resistance and the usage of rare sugars. This certain type of DNA is naturally occ...
The Contributions of Albert Sabin to the Development of the Polio Vaccine
Albert Sabin Albert Sabin was an American Polish researcher who was known for his development of the oral polio vaccine. He first starting getting into researching of infections diseases at Rockefeller University. Polio was an easily transmitted disease at the time that could be spread through fecal matter and the bacteria...