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  • Crab Louse

    how pubic lice developed. However, historical and archaeological evidence demonstrate that crab louse evolved from the similar gorilla louse, Pthirus gorillae (BioMed Central, 2009). Through genetic research on the mitochondrial genome of the chimpanzee louse, researchers found that a single mini-chromosome had fragmented into three sections in the lineage of ectoparasites, which includes head lice, body lice, and pubic lice about 3.3 million years ago (Herd, Barker, Shao, 2015). Diaz predicts that the body louse may have evolved from the head louse after man started wearing clothes without proper grooming techniques, resulting in humans being the predominant host reservoir for pubic lice (Diaz, 2006). However, humans split from gorillas approximately 7 million years ago, indicating that humans developed crab louse from the gorilla family although scientists have not yet proven how this occurred. This could be due to the lack of archaeological records and attitudes towards pubic lice during this time period. Although there has been evidence of crab louse fossils in archaeological deposits, their findings have been significantly rare compared to…

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  • Burophane Tape Test For Lice

    1) To perform a cellophane tape test for lice you can use cellophane or regular tape. First, (after putting gloves on) you place the tape on the skin and hair so that the sticky part of the tape can collect any visible or non-visible parasites. Try to pick up visible, abnormal particles present from the skin or hair. Collecting the whole hair shaft is useful to see if the lice have infested themselves deeper in into the skin. Once you have obtained the hair sample, place it on a slide with…

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  • Super Lice Research Paper

    Is there really such a thing as super or mutant lice? In 25 states and counting, there has been a highly drug resistant strain of head lice known as the Super Pediculus humanus capitis. Also known as the head louse, it infects six to twelve million people each year (Lice vs Super Lice, n.d.). This is tiny, vampire like parasites that sucks the blood from its victims. Even though they are being called super or mutant by the media as a scare tactic, these lice are actually just regular lice.…

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  • Analysis Of The Poem 'To A Louse' By Robert Burns

    final turn in sentimentality. Although initially chastising, the speaker reflects on the virtues of the louse and reaches a universal tenderness by the end of the poem. In fact, the louse teaches him. It deconstructs his idea of the social world and social hierarchy because it sees all humans as just humans, that is, equally human. The importance of the woman with the bonnet is no greater to the louse than one “[…] in some beggar’s haffet squattle”, and as the speaker learns this, touched by…

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  • Magical Realism In 'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings'

    Extraordinarily Ordinary Magical Realism uses the extraordinary to show a person a different view on the world they live in. It allows one to be taken away from a very boring and mundane way of life, and afterwards one sees things previously taken for granted. Magical Realism was created by two South American authors, Marquez and Borges. Marquez is also the author of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, so it makes sense that he wrote about a literary classification he helped create. A Very Old…

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  • Free Spirit In Looking For Alaska, By John Green

    John Green’s book Looking for Alaska focuses on Alaska’s character describing her as a free spirit with interesting stories thirsty for adventure. Because of these qualities, many of her actions have a reckless element to it. She participates in pranks and group activities with her friends yet her light hearted mood is a disguise for the terrible and haunting experience she had on the day her mother died. Her father is almost absent since she rarely speaks of him therefore, lacks a family…

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  • Pediculosis Capitis Case Study

    hypersensitivity reaction to the saliva of the head lice. An initial infestation may take four to six weeks to develop and subsequent infestations may take as little as 48 hours (Yetman, 2014). Almost half of the population never has a response (Glasziou, et al., 2013). Others have pruritus so intense it keeps them up at night and disturbs the quality of their sleep. Some individuals only experience their scalp tickling or feel that something is moving in the hair (CDC, 2013). Regardless of the…

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  • Racism In Nayeli's Life

    In the town of Tress Camarones the daily life of Nayeli and her friends is a simple life but it lacks adventure and the girl’s spend most of their free time dreaming of how beautiful things are in the United States. They absorb different cultures throw a computer that was given to them by a friend name Matt who was station there because he was a missioner. All the girls and Tacho have their own unique personalities and ideas of what life must be like in the United States. During one day when the…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Father's Life

    On a nice cool summer morning my father came into my room and rumbled the top of my bed to wake me up, as I turned over he spoke softly, saying to get dressed we are going crabbing. I jumped out of my bed running over to my closet and throwing on a shirt and an old pair of shorts. I ran out of my room and banged on my brothers door to wake him up too. As I sprinted down the stairs I almost fell but I was able to keep my balance. My mother asked if I wanted to eat something before we left. I…

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  • Salinity In Earth Harbor

    Methods Study Area East Harbor is a 291-ha back-barrier salt marsh and coastal lagoon located within the Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), N.Truro, Massachusetts (Thiet et al. 2014a). East Harbor was artificially isolated from Cape Cod Bay in 1868 when the original 300-m wide inlet was diked due to the construction of a causeway for use by trains and automobiles (Portnoy et al. 2005). In 1894, a drainage system was installed that allowed freshwater to escape the system (Portnoy et al. 2006),…

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