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  • Factors That Affect Brain Development

    ⦁ Oligodendrocytes-Have an essential role in making myelin active during injuries or events that include progressive regeneration. ⦁ Human accelerated Regions (HARs)- Known as gene switches, HARs are regions of our genome that control gene regulation. ⦁ Jumping Genes in brain defects- Jumping Genes or transposons…

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  • Exercise And The Nervous System Essay

    Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt and Louis Zamperini have one thing in common: a unique nervous system. What makes an olympic athlete’s brain anatomy different from a regular athlete? What changes take place in their brain and its connecting peripheral nerves? And can anyone become an olympic athlete? The human body is capable of making changes to itself to adapt to different environments and specific tasks. Not only do the muscles in our body change but also our brain and certain…

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  • Legalizing Marijuana Debate

    Most of us grew up hearing commercials stating, this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs. The commercial used an egg frying in a pan as the metaphor of drugs frying our brains. Does that hold true with marijuana? A great debate today is whether or not medical marijuana should be legalized. The controversy surrounding the legalization of marijuana debates the drug effectiveness vs. safety and regulation. My belief is that marijuana can have many positive effects on a disease process where…

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  • Comparison Of Tuesdays With Morrie And The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

    The idea that one day we will all die is inevitable. Most individuals do not think about the future and death. We shrug this thought from our minds because we cannot predict the future. In some cases, some will say that they are young and that the idea of death, now, is preposterous. For others, that day may seem to be looming closer and closer as they advance into their 70s. Despite how you may feel about death, we can all concur that this will happen to all of us, and how we approach death,…

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  • The Health Benefits Of Stem Cells

    eradication may be possible” (pg 655). Bromodomain and extraterminal proteins are a family of proteins that influence gene expression, cell-cycle regulation, and development. A melanoma is a cancer of the melanocytes. These are the cells that make myelin (this pigment gives skin its color). Most melanomas form on the skin, but they can also be found in other pigmented tissues, such as the eye. It is rare, only 2% of all skin cancers are melanoma. It does, however, cause the most deaths from…

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  • 0-1years Analysis

    The expected pattern of development and how babies and children learn and develop 0-1years: Babies will be able to recognise their carer, and be able to respond to physical emotion such as a smile. When they see this person, it will make them feel happy and at ease. They will also start to have a feeding routine and will be able to recognise when they are hungry. Babies will also begin to make associate that quiet calming voices are for sleep time or feeding. As the baby reaches 6 months it…

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  • Cognitive Function And Vitamin B1

    2016) Vitamin B12 and folate depend on each other for activation. Both vitamin B12 and folate are very important for DNA synthesis and cell replication. The individual roles of vitamin B12 also essential for human beings. Vitamin B12 can maintain myelin sheath, promote normal growth of nerve cells, and be involved in bone cell metabolism/activity. Vitamin B12 and folic acid reduce homocysteine to methionine, which is then converted into S-adenosylmethionine (SAM), a crucial co-factor for…

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  • Essay About Social Media Addiction

    The Dangers of the Overuse of Social Media and Cell Phones C.G Jung, a well-known Swiss psychiatrist once said, "Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic is alcohol, morphine, or idealism" (Web). When many people hear the word "addiction" they think of alcohol, drugs, sex, etc. Although those are still very prominent addictions, over time, things have evolved. As this society has transitioned into a more technology advanced age, this generation has become addicted to…

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  • Personal Illness Narrative Analysis

    Conversations in society often revolve around experiences that people share. In American society, for instance, people may discuss entertainment, politics, or fashion since most people are likely to have stories that relate to these topics. Illness is a topic that can be discussed among people from all over the world. Nearly all people have encountered illness whether it is from a personal or vicarious experience. The rich and the poor, men and women, the elderly and the young alike will all…

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  • Essay On The Effect Of Exercise On Cognitive Fitness

    Title: The Effects of Exercise and Diet on Cognitive Function Abstract: The overall objective of the experiment was to observe the overall effect exercise and a healthy balanced diet on cognitive function after a period of two months and compare the results obtained for a person who did not regularly exercise and eat healthy meals. Physical activity commenced for 45 minutes, four days a week over a period of two months. Pulse rate and glucose levels were taken to record blood sugar levels…

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