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Ebola Info

... of your questions. But I can give you some brief information on the topic: - Ebola is a filovirus, part of a viral family that causes hemorrhagic fevers. Thus it cannot be identified by Gram staining, which is primarily used for bacteria. - According to the current knowledge, Ebola spreads via ...

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by biohazard
Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:57 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Ebola Info
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Re: Blood-Borne Viruses

The most common examples are HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and viral haemorrhagic fevers. Diseases that are not usually transmitted directly by blood contact, but rather by insect or other vector, are more usefully classified as vector-borne disease, even though ...

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by sam2008
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:20 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blood-Borne Viruses
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Homeostasis.

... Or, it can be chemical, such as blood pH. Or, hormonal, look at your endocrine system's negative feedback loops. Examples on top of my head are fevers (temperature out of control), hyperventilation (alkalinosis), Hormonal (diabetes) What exactly are you looking for?

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by MikeS
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:05 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Homeostasis.
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Re: enzymes and fevers?

Well, if I had to answer the question ("use what you know of enzymes: why would someone who is taken to an ER with a high fever be given an ice bath to lower their temperature?") right now, I would probably say this: A high fever affects the enzymes' ability to function correctly. The lowe...

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by biolojerk
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:42 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: enzymes and fevers?
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Views: 5095

enzymes and fevers?

What does an ice bath treatment for a fever have to do with enzymes? I can't seem to find anything in my book or online that tells what enzymes do during a fever and whether the temperature change is supposed to let them work better or worse...? I'm quite confused. Can anyone help me understand this...

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by biolojerk
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: enzymes and fevers?
Replies: 5
Views: 5095
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