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« Reply #200 on: 22/11/2006 17:33:38 »
This was been it my friendo Neilepus! G and H combined in a special occasion...
Gastric ulcer and...

Helicobacter pylori

...they always go together, but it took almost half a century to 'discover' this association.
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« Reply #201 on: 22/11/2006 17:59:17 »
Lyot filter (monochromatic filter): A device used for observing the suns prominenses and other features of solar atmosphere, without the necessity of waiting for a total eclipse.It was invented by the french astronomer B. Lyot.
 

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« Reply #202 on: 22/11/2006 18:38:43 »
Marconi Guglielmo   (1874-1937)


...and human communication took off.

Nobel Prize 1909 (Physics)
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« Reply #203 on: 22/11/2006 19:24:36 »
Neutrino: A fundamental Partical which has no mass and no electric charge-which makes them extremely difficult to detect!
 

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« Reply #204 on: 22/11/2006 19:37:20 »
Onchocerciasis
(River blindness)

A disease occurring in tropical Africa and Central America, transmitted by black flies and caused by infestation with filariform nematodes of the genus Onchocerca, especially O. volvulus, and characterized by nodular swellings on the skin and lesions of the eyes. Also called river blindness, volvulosis.

arrow = parasite, arrowhead = normal conjunctival epithelial cell, N = neutrophils 
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« Reply #205 on: 22/11/2006 19:53:37 »
Perigee: The point in the orbit of the moon or an artificial satellite at which the body is closest to the earth. The most distant point is the apogee.
 

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« Reply #206 on: 22/11/2006 23:24:31 »
Quackery?


...Near the beginning of TB treatment in sanatoria, it became known that the sun helped to kill TB bacteria (see heliotherapy). When the Sun's UV rays hit human skin, vitamin D is produced. Naturally, when cod fish were found to be rich in vitamin D, it followed that their oil was sold as "liquid sunshine" (this was a real advertisement in the Valley Echo, March 1944). Cod Liver Oil is still used in "traditional" medicine today, and as an important dietary supplement, but no real evidence exists that it helps to cure tuberculosis.

http://www.lung.ca/tb/tbhistory/treatment/



Toll-like receptor triggering of a vitamin D-mediated human antimicrobial response.


Liu PT, Stenger S, Li H et al.
In innate immune responses, activation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) triggers direct antimicrobial activity against intracellular bacteria, which in murine, but not human, monocytes and macrophages is mediated principally by nitric oxide. We report here that TLR activation of human macrophages up-regulated expression of the vitamin D receptor and the vitamin D-1-hydroxylase genes, leading to induction of the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin and killing of intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We also observed that sera from African-American individuals, known to have increased susceptibility to tuberculosis, had low 25-hydroxyvitamin D and were inefficient in supporting cathelicidin messenger RNA induction. These data support a link between TLRs and vitamin D-mediated innate immunity and suggest that differences in ability of human populations to produce vitamin D may contribute to susceptibility to microbial infection.
Science. 2006 Mar 24;311(5768):1770-3. Epub 2006 Feb 23.


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« Reply #207 on: 23/11/2006 02:22:12 »
Reflection: The bouncing of a wave off a surface or boundry.
 

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« Reply #208 on: 23/11/2006 17:30:34 »
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« Reply #209 on: 23/11/2006 17:52:29 »
OOOOH Pretty!LOL

Thermodynamics: The study of heat flow!

 

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« Reply #211 on: 23/11/2006 20:06:08 »
Velocity


The velocity of an object is simply its speed in a particular direction. Since velocity is defined as a vector, both speed and direction are required to define it.
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« Reply #212 on: 23/11/2006 20:33:42 »
Wave particle duality- paradoxical behavior of light as both a wave and a partical, which applies to all forms of electromagnetic radiation as well as matter.
 

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« Reply #213 on: 23/11/2006 21:53:55 »
X-RAY Imaging
 

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« Reply #214 on: 23/11/2006 22:13:51 »
Year- Time taken for the earth to go round the sun once! In every day life it is taken to be 365 days. (366 days in leap year.) (1) sidereal year: The true revelution period of the Earth : 365.26 days, or 365 days 6 hours 9 minutes 10 seconds. Etc.
 

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« Reply #215 on: 23/11/2006 23:22:30 »
Zinc deficiency


Longitudinal Incident Case Study of Caretakers and Providers:
 An Adequacy Performance Evaluation of Scaling up Zinc in Bangladesh Rural and Urban Populations
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     Zinc deficiency has been found to be widespread among children in developing countries, and occurs in most of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Although the theoretical basis for a potential role of zinc in cellular growth and in the function of the immune system has been postulated for quite some time, actual convincing evidence for its importance for child health has come from randomized controlled trials of zinc treatment or supplementation over the past decade. Children between 6 months and 5 years of age who receive zinc for the treatment of a diarrheal illness (20 mg/day for 10 days) recover faster, have a 30% reduction in the likelihood of developing prolonged diarrhoea, and have an estimated 50% reduction in non-injury mortality over the next 6 months.

     Some of the potential constraints to the use of zinc on a large scale should be recognized, since some of these have hampered the more wide scale use of zinc in public health programs.  Firstly, unlike vitamin A, zinc is not stored in the body, and it was thought that this micronutrient would have to be administered on a daily basis.  From a practical viewpoint, daily supplements with zinc tablets to young children would seem impossible and thus the decision was to introduce zinc as a 10 day treatment. A second theoretical concern is the interaction that can occur between the absorption of zinc and certain other micronutrients, especially copper and iron.  An understanding of these interactions is important when considering daily supplementation, but these interactions are much less relevant when considering a brief course of treatment for a diarrhoeal illness.

     A concern that this project also intends to address is that of equity. Most new health interventions are preferentially used by the more well-to-do, but the poor often do not have access to the new technologies. This project intends to monitor and make corrections for the inequities (e.g. by gender or income) that might otherwise occur. ICDDR,B will undertake evaluations to verify that the poorest of the poor will be benefiting from the program.

     The treatment protocol to be scaled up in Bangladesh is a 10 day course of 20 mg of zinc daily provided as a dispersible tablet. The tablets are converted from a solid tablet to syrup with the addition of a few drops of water. The tablets will be packaged and sold in a 10 tablet blister pack.  The choice of a 10 day treatment is based upon expectations regarding the expected length of compliance (to be monitored) and current production patterns and technology which are set at 10 days.

     The purpose of this protocol is to evaluate the overall performance and impact of the national scaling up exercise in two sub-districts of Bangladesh, one rural, the other urban.
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« Reply #216 on: 24/11/2006 00:09:31 »
Aequeosalinocalcalinoceraceoaluminosocupreovitriolic :)


scientific word describing the spa waters at Bath, England, is attributed to Dr Edward Strother (1675-1737)[11].
 

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« Reply #217 on: 24/11/2006 00:19:55 »
Base=A substance that disolves in water to form an alkali.
 

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« Reply #218 on: 24/11/2006 10:42:56 »
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« Reply #219 on: 24/11/2006 17:19:03 »
Dichotomy: The exact half-phase of Mercury, Venus or the Moon.
 

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« Reply #220 on: 24/11/2006 18:42:45 »
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Herpes virus, pathogen in infectious mononucleosis


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« Reply #221 on: 24/11/2006 18:50:02 »
Faculae: Bright temporary patches on the surface of the sun, usually (although not always) associated with sunspots.Faculae frequentlyappear in a position near which a spot group is about to appear, and may persist for some time in a region of a group which has disappeared.
 

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« Reply #222 on: 24/11/2006 19:04:59 »
Galileo Galilei  (1564-1642)



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« Reply #223 on: 24/11/2006 19:15:13 »
Halcyon is a genus of the tree kingfishers, near passerine birds in the family Halcyonidae.








 

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« Reply #224 on: 24/11/2006 19:17:02 »
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