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Protective factors



Factors or traits of an individual that serve as strengths or assets that can be accessed to promote a healthy adjustment to lessen the severity of symptoms.


The presence of a disease or disorder can be explained by the following factors:

…and the absence of :

  • protective factors

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Arabidopsis light stress

... might control anthocyanin production 3) Three other stress factors that influence anthocyanin synthesis 4) How do anthocyanins protect ... mutant plants unable to synthesise anthocyanins? 5) What other related protective compounds are on the same biochemical pathway as anthocyanins, ...

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by AlexB1001
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Arabidopsis light stress
Replies: 3
Views: 3188

Re: Passive smoking

... glue ear, one study actually found passive smoking was a significant protective factor against recurrent glue ear! In general the evidence about ... published review paper: Epidemiology, natural history, and risk factors: Panel report from the Ninth International Research Conference on ...

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by Jakayla
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
Replies: 18
Views: 16938

Evolution of the nervous system

... Thinking in evolutionary terms, why does some nerves by-pass this protective system and travel outside of the spinal cord and its protective ... cord, the individual would have difficulties to react to some external factors, e.g. getting burned on the finger, thus the likelihood of survival ...

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by Anna55
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of the nervous system
Replies: 14
Views: 9054

What common ancestor do we share with other apes?

... of the world OR black skin was lost in parts of the world where its protective powers were not needed nor deemed essential; this may have co-incided ... on the day won the fight or flight; or it may have been linked to other factors of this particular gene. On another planet, more evolved creatures ...

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by merv
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What common ancestor do we share with other apes?
Replies: 7
Views: 10787

Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses

... as IFN-g, tend to promote IgG-based responses that are, for example, protective from allergy. Thus, healthy persons tend to mount Th1-biased immune ... of immune cells. The outcome of any given response is a sum of many factors and usually includes cytokines from many cell types and cell-cell ...

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by biohazard
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses
Replies: 10
Views: 51120
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