Immune system Essay Topics

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

      HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) that disables the immune system. It was discovered in 1983 .HIV enters the body through the bloodstream and duplicates itself rapidly. The victim is susceptible to infectious diseases that eventually are fatal (1). Statistically, HIV/AIDS is the number one killer of African-American women ages 25 to 34,… View Article

Evolutionary perspective of Innate Immunity: The Toll receptors

Abstract       Innate Immunity is a fundamental process through which the higher organisms fight against pathogenic microorganism. Functionality investigation shows utilization of pattern recognition technique by diverse group of organism for this process and Toll receptors play a central role in it. Evolution of Toll receptors was found to evolutionary conserved and presence in plants,… View Article

Transplantation Immunology

One of the major developments in the field of medicine is organ transplantation which gives the recipient the capacity to continue living without the problems brought about by the organ with disease or malfunction. Though the procedure has significant benefits to the patient, it is also accompanied by complexities that need to be considered prior… View Article

Review Article – Rheumatoid Arthritis & Il-6

Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune condition principally causing synovial joint inflammation and cartilage erosion. The pathogenesis encompasses intricate cellular and humoural manifestations, and vascular reactions that result in the infiltration of the synovium by white blood cells, of which release inflammatory mediators, inclusive of Interleukin-6 (IL-6). IL-6 serum levels of RA patients… View Article

Valley Fever

In the Northern hemisphere, particularly in southwestern regions, the United States and in northern Mexico dwells a disease called Coccidioidomycosis, which is also known as San Joaquin Fever, Valley Fever and Posada’s disease. Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease, which in most cases enters the body through the lungs. Both humans and mammals are susceptible to… View Article

Article Review: a Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Those that are susceptible to asthma, this inflammation can cause the airways to spasm and swell periodically so that the airways become narrow. The individual will then wheeze or gasp for air. Obstruction to air flow either resolves spontaneously or responds to a wide range of… View Article

Contagion: Immune System and Disease

* Watch the movie Contagion and write an essay relating the movie to what you have learned in Bio101 this semester. Make sure answer the following questions within the content of your essay: (This assignment is worth 10 points and will be graded accordingly) 1. What is the disease caused by? How is it transmitted… View Article

Dangers of Childhood Immunizations

Evidence Supporting Thesis “In order to understand the ‘safety’ of vaccines, you have to know several things, including how a baby’s immune system works from birth onwards, and what vaccines do biochemically in the body. That work has never been done.” Found in the book Just a Little Prick by Hilary Butler No one medical… View Article

Hepatitis C

Abstract Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is difficult for the human immune system to eliminate the virus from the body, and infection with HCV usually becomes chronic. Over decades, chronic infection with HCV damages the liver and can cause liver failure in some people…. View Article

The Lymphatic System

This document is not meant to be a substitute for a formal laboratory report. The Lab Report Assistant is simply a summary of the experiment’s questions, diagrams if needed, and data tables that should be addressed in a formal lab report. The intent is to facilitate students’ writing of lab reports by providing this information… View Article

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

I. Introduction A. Humour has good healing power and it is good for you. B. Dr. Lee Berk and fellow researcher Dr. Stanley Tan of Loma Linda University in California have been studying the effects of laughter on the immune system. C. To date their published studies have shown that laughing lowers blood pressure, reduces… View Article

The Effects of Hiv/Aids

1.) Introduction. 2.) Discussion. i.) loss of professionals to the effects of HIV and AIDS ii) Funds channeled to combat effects of HIV and AIDS on education in Kenya iii) High dropout rates to the effects of HIV and AIDS on education iv) The introduction of HIV and AIDS as a unit on the Kenyan… View Article

Fantastic Voyage Battle of the Lung

Good morning everyone! Signing on, India Hornsby with ASAP Health. I will be reporting live inside Mrs. Frizzle. She has been under the weather for about two days now. A bacterium is invading the lower lobe of her right lung. It’s my job to pilot the invasion and do a live report on what I… View Article

Graves Disease

When you think about diseases and disorders that can attack the immune system one of the first ones that might pop into your mind is Graves’ disease. You may not know what it is or how it effects the immune system but you have heard about it, after reading this paper you will have a… View Article

Immune System and Stress Related Illness

Outline and evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and Stress-related illness. (12marks) It is suggested that stress can result in immunosuppression which can lead to stress-related illnesses such as Coronary Heart Disease and high blood pressure. Kiecolt and Glaser conducted an experiment to see the effects of stress on the immune system…. View Article

HIV/AIDS in Human Services

HIV/AIDS is a worldwide pandemic that has ravished the lives of countless millions of people, since its discovery, more than 30 years ago. HIV/AIDS can be addressed through all three models of service delivery. Each of the models (Medical Model, Public Health Model and Human Services Model) may approach this issue differently, but they all… View Article

Maple Leaf Foods

In the summer of 2008 there was a widespread outbreak of listeriosis linked to deli meats produced in a Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. (Maple Leaf) plant in Toronto, Canada. The outbreak claimed over 20 lives and sickened hundreds. This reaction paper will take a deeper look at the crisis, analyze the company’s response, and address… View Article

Running Head: Fantastic Voyage

Hang on to your seats as we go on a wondrous adventure through the human body. We are going to start at the right femoral vein and continue on our journey until we exit through the nose. Hope everyone is ready for this fun filled adventure to learn what is located in the body where… View Article

Jamestown If I Were to Plan It

If I would have planned the Jamestown colony to ensure a good and prosperous start I would have done a couple of things. I would have sent a couple different kinds of people. Also i would have sent them with certain supplies. First they would have to find the location to settle in. They would… View Article

Parasitology (Helminthology)

Loa loa is a filarial parasite transmitted by tabanid female flies of the genus Chrysops (C silacea and C dimidiate). The incidence of infection within endemic region of the central and west African rain forest is high with 20-40% of the population being microfilaraemic , and about twice as many habouring adult worms without showing… View Article

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation

Every day around the world 900 children become infected with HIV – the vast majority through mother-to-child transmission because their mothers do not have access to the medicine they need to prevent the transmission. This staggering statistic and the global pediatric pandemic is what the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation are advocates for. Because the… View Article

Vitamin D as Hormone

INTRODUCTION: Bioactive vitamin D or calcitriol is a steroid hormone that has long been known for its important role in regulating body levels of calcium and phosphorus, and in mineralization of bone. More recently, it has become clear that receptors for vitamin D are present in a wide variety of cells, and that this hormone… View Article

Report on Herbal Medicine

1. Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healthcare known to mankind. Herbs had been used by all cultures throughout history, In 2735 B.C., the Chinese emperor Shen Nong wrote an authoritative treatise on herbs that is still in use today. 2. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 4 billion people, 80% of the… View Article

Sleep Deprivation and Its Effects

Abstract This paper is on the effects of sleep deprivation. The central research question of this paper is: What are the effects, according to recent literature, of sleep deprivation on someone’s health, performance and cognitive functions. Introduction Sleep is the natural recurring state of the absence of consciousness. Sleep assists in growth and regeneration of… View Article

Early Greek Education

Definition HIV infection is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The condition gradually destroys the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight infections. Most people infected with HIV eventually develop AIDS. These individuals mostly die from opportunistic infections or malignancies associated with the progressive failure of the immune… View Article

Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS

This film is another campaign material of the Department of Health to , spread, publicize or publish information on the prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS.It is based on the story and screenplay by the son of film director Peque Gallaga and a self-confessed HIV positive. He… View Article

Significance of the Studying Camias

Health is one of the main concerns of the country nowadays. Food poisoning and disease caused by these pathogenic bacteria are common.  Due to the fact that bacteria can be found anywhere, and since commercialized antibacterial agents are synthetic, costly and can post health hazards. Making an effective and cheap antibacterial agents Can be utilized… View Article

Sip Unfinished Sample

Background of the Story Onions are often chopped and used as an ingredient in various hearty warm dishes. Onions, along with many other plants in the Allium species absorb sulphur in the soil. Majority of households here in the Philippines experience irritation of eyes while cutting onions. Onions are common ingredients in cooking so it’s… View Article

Sleep Deprivation Problem Solution Speech

Sleep deprivation is a major problem, especially among us teenagers. We tend to ignore our body’s needs in order to cram for that test tomorrow or to do some other project that we’ve been putting off. I’m guilty of doing this and I am sure some of you are as well. However, sleep deprivation affects… View Article

Social Support and Health and Well Being

Social Support is a multidimensional construct which is not unilaterally beneficial i.e. maladaptive vicarious learning; Dependence; Provision of bad advice. It is generally thought that the more social support a person receives the more beneficial upon their health and well-being. Access to appropriate resources may protect the individual from the deleterious effects of stress Martin… View Article