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Writing Exercise #11

I have done peer reviews of other peoples papers before but having it more structured and including questions to be filled out was new for me. I thought it was interesting to read the different papers and to see how other people approached the paper. I have never been a big fan of peer reviewing […]

Writing Exercise #10

The process of peer reviewing is made to ensure that the information contained in an article is accurate and well put together. It is important for different journals to have peer reviewers to determine if the study was done in a manner that makes it work for the journal and that it is well put […]

Writing Exercise #9

Many things that we do in life can contribute to increased or decreased exposure to microbes. I think a lot of what we do in life, while we do not think about it, has the potential to affect our microbial population in the body in immense ways. I think some of the behaviors that could […]

Writing Exercise #8

Step 1: I think this has been an interesting course and I have found some of the topics to be super interesting. The topic that I found more fascinating was antibiotics and how they contribute to disease states and microbiome depletion.¬† I also thought the topic on cancer and how microbes contribute to cancer are […]

Writing Exercise #7

This week we learned about how babies can be affected through pregnancy and early infancy because of different factors that go into affecting the microbiome in not only the mother but the infant as well. I think there are a lot of different factors that the mother or the infant could be exposed to that […]

Writing Exercise #6

Antibiotics are important aspects of medicine and provide needed effects that are supposed to be helpful but at the same time may actually be detrimental to the microbial community in the host. I am the daughter of a physician and am also a science major so I understand what antibiotics are and in which cases […]

Writing Exercise #5

This weeks readings were interesting because they provided more information about how the gut microbiota is changed due to different factors that relate to how we live and what we do. The choices that we make in terms of nutrition and the way we live determine the microbiota that takes residence in our guts. I […]

Writing Exercise #4

Hassan Salmanroghani et. al., in their research paper titled: “Efficacy¬†and tolerability of two quadruple regimens: bismuth, omeprazole, metronidazole with amoxicillin or tetracycline as first-line treatment for eradication of Helicobacter pylori in patients with duodenal ulcer: a randomized clinical trial”, (2018) evaluates the efficacy of quadruple bismuth, omeprazole, and metronidazole regimen with amoxicillin or tetracycline for […]

Writing Exercise #3

This week we learned a lot about microbes and how they can affect the body. The microbes that live in our guts are important for normal functioning and can cause problems should their population numbers become out of whack with another bacterial species. I think there are many different ways to change the gut microbial […]

Writing Exercise #2

HPV or human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause different cancers in different people and affects both men and women. There is currently a vaccine for HPV types 16 and 18 that is available to help protect against these two strains which are considered to be high-risk (1). If a colleague asked […]