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Heart Disease and Fatty Acids: Harmful or Helpful?

Heart disease is a problem that effects as many as 20% of Americans. This indicates that 1 in 5 adults will develop heart disease during their lifetime, (Tokede, et al., 2013). To reduce these risks, researchers continue study the relationship … Continue reading

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Understanding Cellular Biology of Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural response to the body’s immune system. It results from damage to body tissue, weather hit, punctured, or suffering from internal damage.  Inflammation is most associated with the swelling occurs as a result. For this reason, inflammation … Continue reading

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The Lymphatic System: An Introduction

The lymphatic system is a network of vessels found throughout the body. A system that works to drain excess and unnecessary fluid from tissues, the Lymphatic system is an essential function for human life. The system works to provide a … Continue reading

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Chicken Pox and Shingles: Herpesviridae Virus or VZV

  Structure: Varicella-zoster virus, or VZV, is known as the chicken pox and related to shingles. This virus is made up of four basic morphology elements: envelope, tegument, capsid and core. The outer layer of the virus is the nuclear … Continue reading

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Carbapenem-Resistent Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): An Overview of the “Superbug”

Carbapenem-Resistent Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is a worldwide epidemic that is both life threatening and difficult to treat. It is recognized by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and USAToday as a “superbug”. Immune to antibiotics and other forms of treatment, CRE … Continue reading

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