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Biology

Biology stories and more.

River blindness

River blindness
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River blindness is a disease that is caused by parasites. The scientific name for this disease is called Onchocerciasis. It derived this huge name because it is caused by the parasite Onchocerca volvulus. The parasite does not get into human beings on its own. Just like malaria, which has mosquitoes

JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
Biology
Sex-linked Characters

Sex-linked Characters
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Sex-linked character, an observable feature of an organism controlled by the genes on the chromosomes that determine the organism's sex. Simply, it is a trait expressed when a gene is located on a sex chromosome. Did you know that you can be at risk to obtain certain conditions due to

JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
Biology
HELP! MY HEART IS UNDER AN ATTACK!!

HELP! MY HEART IS UNDER AN ATTACK!!
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What is this so-called heart attack that’s always interfering with happy moods. This wasn’t a first I had seen it in a movie. There’s always so much drama with that thing but I had never taken the time to find out what it was although I was privy to it.

Audrey Wendy Woode
Audrey Wendy Woode
Biology
The immune system II and Vaccination.

The immune system II and Vaccination.
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The immune system as we explored contains the innate system and therefore the adaptive system. The innate is that first line of defence against pathogens, they react within minutes to hours after infection. However, this method is non-specific. It means, it just attacks the pathogen without a decent plan: It

JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
Biology
The immune system: Part 1

The immune system: Part 1
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Science states that, out of the microbes(germs) in our environment, only 20% cause infections and less than 1% of bacteria cause diseases. This is shocking due to the numerous diseases in our world. The question is, how do we survive all these? Why don't we fall sick every day

JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
Biology
The science of falling in love: Magical or Biological?

The science of falling in love: Magical or Biological?
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Love is when you put your partner's needs before yours. Many believe that we fall in love but is the heart the main organ that fuels this sentiment? No!

JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
JESSICA MAWU-KOENYA BANSAH
Biochemistry
My Mother's DNA.

My Mother's DNA.
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Living with sickle cell disease can be risky and challenging, but l have a belief that it makes us some of the supereminent people on the planet.

ASANTEWAA BEATRICE
ASANTEWAA BEATRICE
Biology
Why you look the way you do (Part 2)

Why you look the way you do (Part 2)
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The manner in which one behavior is transferred from one person to another follows a certain pattern called Inheritance Patterns. Scientifically, Inheritance patterns are the predictable patterns that are seen in the transmission of genes from one generation to the other,

Sylvester Torsman
Sylvester Torsman
Biology