Oct 15 2017

Writing Exercise #3

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Hello Everyone!

In today’s blog, we will be discussing about how subtle changes in our daily actions or lifestyle could change the composition of the microbial community in our gut. We are always in a symbiosis with these microbes, but we do not think much of them because they are so small and seem to work behind the scenes without us knowing. Yet, when we start changing ourselves and promoting different factors to our gut, we see a change in the composition in these communities. We are born with little bacterial in our gut, but without the new addition of these microbial, we would not be able to function properly. When we have a disruption in balance, these microbes act up and cause systematic changes ranging from obesity to various gut diseases. I think that there are alternatives on how we can reverse this outcome and prevent it from ever happening. What I have come up with is changing your diet, exercising more, and making sure you are staying warm or cool. All of these are viable ideas that I think could make a big difference in the microbial community in our gut. Eating unhealthy can be very detrimental since we might be taking in substances that could harm certain microbes. Whereas if we eat healthy and take protein, we could provide a natural environment for these microbes to recolonize. Exercising is an aspect that I see could benefit the biome in the gut. By exercising, one would be using many actions or processes that incorporate these microbes. If we do not use them, I feel they are not likely needed and would be removed or deactivated. Using them daily would create a better symbiosis between us and the biome and prevent negative effects. My final thought on how we can change our gut composition is by alternating our state of health. By being too cold or too hot, we open gateways for sickness and weakening of our immune system. The microbes would be more susceptible to attacks that could lead to microbial death or they would have to work harder to function which could cause damage. Staying healthy will be good for us and by not altering our normal state of being, we will not have to worry about dysbiosis or other factors that would cause these microbes to act against us in extreme ways.

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Oct 08 2017

Writing Exercise #2

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Hello everyone, today we will be discussing on the topic of making a new vaccine for Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1. This strain of HPV is what scientists and researchers should be investing their time into solving. We have a retrovirus associated with malignancy in humans. With T-cells carry this scary virus, it is hard to track whether or not these cells will cause cellular transformation by encoding potent oncogenes. There are so little people with this retrovirus yet, if we do not figure out a cure, when will we ever? I see it being very beneficial to take on rare viruses that is hard to study because of how difficult it is to get samples. We are often making vaccines for disease that are very common, but neglect to invest more research into finding cures to the rare diseases. This treatment will be delivered to patients at an early age, since this is when it occurs the most often. Treatment for this strain of HPV will be pricey base on the fact that it is so hard to isolate the rare virus. Only 5% of the infected will develop adult T-cell leukemia and so that is why it is important to invest money and resources to make sure this virus is contained. The route for cellular transformation is different and will encode for alternate oncogenes. With differentiation in the infection pathway, the tumor will show signs decades after being infected. This is why it is so hard for us to create a vaccine. I see only good things happening when we put more time and effort into making a cure for such a devastating virus. The money spent could lead us to understanding viruses more and allowing us to adapt to their nature. We could possibly even make more vaccines with this study!

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Oct 01 2017

Hello world!

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Welcome to my blog page!

This is my little cozy website where I will be posting blogs for my BHS 323 class. I hope you take your time to read my blogs and enjoy the content I have to share with you. Please feel free to let me know what you think or any input you have. Enjoy yourself and lets have fun!

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Oct 01 2017

Writing Exercise #1

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Welcome to my first blog!

Microorganisms maybe small, but they are more important to us than we think. The microbes of this Earth can drastically endanger our health and cause non-infectious diseases. Non-infectious diseases that can occur in human health includes cancer, diabetes, lupus, and even allergies. These organisms are capable of disrupting our bodies and activating some of these diseases that are dormant in us. Why can we not be in a symbiotic relationship with microbes all the time? Even for just being a small cell with a simple structure, microorganisms can instantly change our state of health. Our world is connected to these small organisms and we barely just grasped that idea. In further blogs, we will look at how we are connected to these organisms and the effects they have on humans.

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