Writing Exercise #3

In my opinion, HPV strains 16, 18, 31, and 35 should be included in the treatment plan. Together, these four strains account for nearly 80% of cervical cancers. Although treating these four strains would obviously be fairly expensive, it would be much less expensive than treating a patient who had developed cervical cancer, aside from being much better for the health of the patients.

Writing Exercise #2

1) In “Symbiotic gut microbes modulate human metabolic phenotypes” (2007), Li et al showed that the human gut microbiome has a strong influence on metabolic phenotypic variation within populations. 2) Li et al demonstrates that variation among individuals’ gut microbiomes can help explain differential metabolism and therefore health. 3) The purpose of this paper was to lay a foundation for functional metagenomics, in order to advance knowledge of the wide array of functions that the gut microbiome has within the human body. 4) This study has the potential to lead to increased knowledge about the effects the microbiome has on health, metabolism, and obesity.

Writing Exercise #1

Many human non-infectious diseases can be caused or influenced by microorganisms, including:

  • Chronic liver disease,
  • Cervical cancer,
  • Chronic gastritis and peptic ulcers,
  • Lymphoma,
  • Asthma,
  • and Diabetes.