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Risk factor

risk factor

(Science: statistics) A clearly defined occurrence or characteristic that has been associated with the increased rate of a subsequently occurring disease.

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Re: Human body odor

... A very sensitive skin that is easily rashed or broken could be a risk factor as well. The lack of water is perhaps the biggest obstacle for bacterial growth on the ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
Replies: 4
Views: 5071

Bio Research Paper Writing

... of the immune system in senescence (DNA-Damage-Response np). One factor is the loss of the CD28 marker; when CD28 isn’t expressed, antigen-presenting ... observed in the elderly. Aging of the immune system is marked by higher risk of disease in several organis (lung, kidney, digestive, or nervous ...

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by NathanielZhu
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bio Research Paper Writing
Replies: 3
Views: 18487

Things that cause cancer (in modern humans who live longer)

... is not the only "harmful" trait of red meat. But it is a factor that, if eliminated, also negates many of the harmful effects of red ... can be harmful). Also, any diet that lacks fibre is linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer. Red meat is just a factor that further increases ...

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by biohazard
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Things that cause cancer (in modern humans who live longer)
Replies: 4
Views: 5275

Human Sexuality

... calling the monogamy gene, although I know that this really is only a factor in determining wheather a person is more of a risk taker or not. Also, we as a group are looking at the health factors of monogamy, not only ...

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by willi3843
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Sexuality
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors

... has opposite effects to bradykinin. Thrombin and platelet activating factor receptor cause blood coagulation. Possible that during some ancient ... milk, cheese etc) motivates animals to keep eating other animals or risk hunger and all the emotional suffering it gives. This enjoyment may ...

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by mhein
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors
Replies: 4
Views: 11282
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