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  • Tardigrade Essay

    Tardigrades are fascinating organisms that the greater understanding of has potential to lead to advances in medicine, such as by allowing for increased tolerance of radiation in human cells (Hashimoto et al. 2016), and the cryopreservation of organs for transplantation (Kletetschka and Hruba 2015). Perhaps, it may even allow living people to be preserved so that they may undergo long-distance space travel without aging, and thereby may enable colonization of other planets. Anything that may facilitate greater understanding of these organisms and their physiology can provide valuable information for these areas of study. Tardigrades, also known as water bears or moss piglets, are small animals, about 0.5 mm in length of the phylum Tardigradia.…

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  • Wonderful Life Analysis

    disasters including an ice age and a period of extensive solar radiation, the tardigrade, one of nature’s “extremophiles”, was able to evolve physically to the extent where the microscopic organism can decrease its metabolism to a miniscule amount making it able to survive whatever conditions it faces. As it is unknown to how the tardigrade was able to evolve to that extent, a plausible answer is contingency, a theory that evolution sometimes occurs by chance. Lastly, the tardigrade parallels…

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  • Essay On Water Bears

    Water bears are hearty creatures, which inspire people to create useful things, such as the development of a special type of glass and a refrigerator-free form of storage. Water bears are tardigrades, and their hardiness has been put to the test. There are 900 known species of tardigrades. Water bears are also known as moss piglets. German pastor Johann August Ephraim Goeze discovered them in 1776 and named them tardigrade kleiner wasserbar, which means little water bear in German. They were…

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  • Space Animal Analysis

    resistant to radiation is by using a gene found in certain animals that makes them more resistant to any types of radiation. Other context in this article are that the gene specifically used to create more resistance is called a tardigrade. These are also known as the “tough creature”. They are very resistant to extreme cold and dryness. Tardigrades are one of the main genes used that will help humans become more resistant to space, since space is very cold as very dry. The way that these…

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  • Hinsdale Hospital Incident Analysis

    The king of extreme temperatures, tardigrades can withstand temperatures higher than 302 degrees Fahrenheit, The National Geographic claims. However, human cells begin to denature around a third of that temperature. It was in the perceived life-threatening emergency that kindled one of my proudest moments. On a blazing Monday afternoon, I followed my typical routine driving to the hospital for the 4 to 6 pm volunteer shift. In the surgery waiting room, a TV was playing quietly in the corner…

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  • Extreme Environment Analysis

    It is well known that all organisms require at least some water to survive, even the most hardy creature on the planet earth, the tardigrade, Hypsibius dujardini, which can survive near complete dehydration, exposure to extreme radiation, vacuum, temperature and pressure, must be rejuvenated with water if it is to resume life after near complete desiccation (Gabriel, et al. 2007). H. dujardini, famous for surviving some of the harshest conditions of any organism we know of, is a perfect example…

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  • Kepler Telescope Essay

    Earth. Scientists predict that the surface may be more rocky than an ocean-like surface. Since it is located in the habitable zone, it contains the perfect temperature to contain water. If scientist prove that this exoplanet comes out to have a rocky surface, due to the gravitational acceleration being higher, objects would be about 1.6 grams heavier than they are on Earth. If Gilese 667 Cc comprises an atmosphere, it will be considered as a terrestrial planet. Though, it will have a thicker…

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  • The Extreme Life Of The Sea Analysis

    the deepest, the shallowest, the oldest, the fastest sprinters and longest voyagers, let’s take a look at the hottest creatures of the ocean. Deep below there are black hydrothermal vents that house the most extreme bacteria, which are able to withstand blistering temperatures. A bacteria known as the Alvnella Pompeyana a.k.a the Pompeii worm can tolerate temperatures up to one hundred and forty degrees fahrenheit. Similarly, the Rimicaris Exoculata or Rift shrimp without eyes also lives among…

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