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    natural killer cells ability of recognition and attachment to malaria cells (1). There are also attempts to create a vaccine by injecting sickle cell blood into mice to better understand the ability to resist malaria infection (1). Other methods such as dealing with the P. falciparum merozoite organizing protein (PfMOP) could help in stopping asexual reproduction of malaria (3). Through knocking out that specific protein in testing, malaria parasites are unable to finish reproduction and will…

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    Sickle Cell Anemia

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    Before we get into the specifics about this disease, let us look at the history of sickle cell disease. One type of sickle cell disease is sickle cell anemia. Anemia means a few abnormal amounts of red blood cells. The name sickle cell anemia is first coined in 1910 by U.S. physician James Bryan Herrick. In one of his severe anemia cases, he found abnormal shaped red blood cells. He described them as sickle-shaped cells. By 1949, U.S. physical chemist Linus Pauling displayed that hemoglobin in…

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    ESSENTIAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH The three essential public health issues which are discussed in this essay include: Intimate Partner Violence, Malaria and Obesity. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a critical, but underrated public health issue. It refers to any form of physical or sexual violence, psychological abuse, stalking and other controlling behaviours which is carried out by a person with whom a close physical or emotional relationship is being or has been shared with. IPV is viewed…

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    King Tut Virus

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    Malaria is a disease that still exists today, symptoms of the disease, which can still be fatal, are similar to those of the flu. In ancient times, malaria was so potentially serious and difficult to control that it might be the most important the reason of the death of King Tut. To sum up, the reason of King Tut's death is the…

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    The Silent Killer It’s small, quick and hungry. It weights less than an ounce, and is about ⅛ inch to ¾ inch long (Mosquito, 2015). There are over 3,500 different species around the world (Mosquito Facts-33, 2014). This creature travels throughout the globe sucking blood from thousands of innocent people and leaving behind welts and taking lives. What is the most dangerous animal in the world? The mosquito. The mosquito can live in many types of environments, reproduce quickly, and can bite you…

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    Sickle Cell Beta Chain

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    fever and chills. The parasite devotes the main phase of its life cycle in the salivary glands of the female mosquito “Anopheles Gambiae.” Malaria has complex life cycle but involves two host, a vertebrate host (Humans); and an invertebrate host (mosquito). Sporozoites of parasite transmitted by bite of female Anopheles mosquito (that has bitten someone with malaria at a particular stage). [5] When this occurs it migrates to the human liver where they undergo one or more cycle of sexual…

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    In Mosquito Empires, J. R. McNeil exemplifies how interwoven human life can be with outside forces and he provides a well-written account of how something as small as a mosquito indefinitely changed history. Yellow fever and malaria, caused by the mosquito, played an important part in the conquest of the Caribbean. This book bestows a detailed approach to how history and war can be forever altered in the face of deadly disease outbreak. In lieu of the vast majority of works that largely focus on…

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    Over three billion people, about half of the world’s population, live on less than two dollars and fifty cents a day (Shah). Every year, two hundred million people become infected with malaria. Of these cases, half a million will die (“Against Malaria”). These are just a couple of issues that Peter Singer, a Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, as well as many other effective altruists, are trying to solve. But are effective altruism groups truly successful and good? Yes, they are!…

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    being circle, it becomes a sickle shape. This shape can have a negative effect, but it can also have a positive effect. Some negative effect might be pain, fatigue and death at young age. A positive effect is that sickle cell alleles are resistant to malaria. In this paper I will focus on the history, etiology, genetics, symptoms, diagnosis…

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    Controlling Chaha Case

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    constructed a question in regard to if a program similar to INCOSUR could be used in an effort to eliminate/control malaria in sub-saharan Africa. We decided to have one side of the room be for the intervention and for other side to play devil’s advocate. I then constructed a slide for the debate and included our full question as well as a map of the world showing the incidence of malaria across the globe. As a group we then went over the slides and practiced our talking presnetion and talking…

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