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    Cell Division In Cell Theory

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    In cell theory, it is known that all cells arise from pre-existing living cells, through cell division. In cell division, this involves the supplying of identical genetic material from the parent cell, DNA and protein, to two daughter cells. It results in the daughter cells having the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell. We need cell division as it is used in reproduction of new species, growth and repair of damaged cells and tissues, and to reduce the cell size. Larger cells are insufficient, as it needs more nutrients (such as sugar and proteins) for energy and excretion of wastes (mainly CO2), whereas when broken down to smaller cell has a smaller ratio of volume to surface area is much more ideal. It is carried out through the…

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    Cell division is a complex biological method in which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells, depending on whether or not that division is mitosis or meiosis. For simple one-cell organisms, like amoebas, archaea and protozoa, single cell division, mitosis, is akin to reproduction. For multicellular organisms, meiosis produces four haploid daughter cells by undertaking a single round of DNA replication, shadowed by two more cellular divisions. In all, the principal purpose of cell…

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    know that all living things need to make cells to survive. Old cells die and need to be replaced. In order for living things to continue to grow, cells are constantly being made. OpenStax states that the process of new cells being made is called cell division (2013). There are three types of cell division and those are binary fission, mitosis, and meiosis. Binary fission is a quick and simple process involving replication, elongation, separation, and daughter cells. Meiosis and mitosis are more…

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    Cell Division Essay

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    Division of pre-existing cells is the only way through which new cells can come into being. For duplication of cells to happen, the genetic materials inside the cells have to duplicate first. During the S phase of the cell cycle, the chromosomes of the cells as well as the chromatin proteins duplicate. During the M phase, spindle fibers are formed, and the duplicated chromosomes arrange themselves in the equatorial region of the cells forming a metaphase plate. Mitotic spindles are formed by the…

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    Essay On Senescence

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    Senescence is a robust tumor suppressive mechanism that inhibits the proliferation of damaged as well as initiated cells in response to a diverse range of stresses. The observations that human benign cancer precursor lesions are comprised of senescent cells further provide evidence that senescence is a physiological mechanism that prevents cancer progression in humans, possibly at an early stage. Senescence is clearly not fail-safe, since cells in pre-cursor lesions occasionally progress towards…

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    Healthy Cells Versus Cancer Cells All living organisms are composed of cells. These cells grow and divide in a controlled manner in order for the organism to function properly. Changes in normal cells can cause them to grow uncontrollably. This uncontrollable growth is the sign of cancer cells. Normal cells have certain characteristics that are important for the proper functioning of tissues, organs, and body systems. These cells have the ability to reproduce correctly, stop reproducing when…

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    collection of abnormal cells divides uncontrollably by ignoring the normal principles of cell division. There is known to be more than 200 types of cancers and its two main characteristics are uncontrolled growth of the cells in the human body and the ability of these cells to migrate from the original site and spread to distant sites. On the other hand, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is…

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    Cellular Senescence Essay

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    Hypothalamic programming of systemic ageing involving IKK-b, NF-kB and GnRH (Zhang et al., 2013). Cellular senescence is when a cell’s replicative mechanism becomes arrested. This was phenomenon was first described in Hayflick’s experiment. Cellular senescence is usually due to protect the cell from becoming cancerous but it also plays a prominent role in aging (van Deursen, 2014). While senescence describes a halt in proliferation, cancer development is the uncontrolled proliferation of…

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    cure cancer. Five laboratories have also isolated their own angiogenesis inhibitors. How tumors start angiogenesis is what motivates cancer specialists to conduct cancer research. Folkman wants to see if he could isolate a chemical from primary tumors that inhibits the growth of secondary ones. He found two- angiostatin and endostatin. They turned out to be angiogenesis inhibitors. A growing tumor requires nutrients for it to grow. Angiostatin and endostatin cut off the blood supply and kill the…

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    Mitosis and Cancerous Cells Introduction Mitosis is by definition, “A type of cell division that results in two daughter cells each having the same number of chromosomes as the parent nucleus, typical of ordinary tissue growth.” Mitosis is a vital process to living organisms. Without mitosis, organisms could not grow, age, repair, or exist in general. Therefore, it is very important that the cell cycle is carefully controlled by the cell. This refers to is the limits set on cell division to…

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