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Can I Donate My Body To Science And Some Of My Organs To Someone Else
I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?
There are many: Tuberculosis from tubercle bacillus: Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease from the spirochete bacillus called treponema pallidum, tertiary syphilis can be very complex affecting all parts of the body. Schistosomiasis or bilharzia caused by parasitic worms: Malaria caused by the parasitic Plasmodium falciparum & spread by mosquitos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows: It is estimated that there are between 500-1000 different species in the human gut alone. An interesting finding has been that obese people typically have less diversity in the gut microbiome compared with lean adults. In general, less microbial diversity in the gut is associated with more chronic disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can blood testing tell what type of foreign bodies/organisms/pathogenes attacking my body... And now my children?
Possible.: Infections may be diagnosed by a blood test or wound cultures. ...Read more
Similar structure: Hi the engineered insulins are VERY similar in structure to native human insulin. The human insulin gene is rearranged so that the engineered protein differs from regular human insulin by only 1 amino acid. The change is significant for how the insulin molecules behave at acid/neutral pH or how they fail to aggregate, but not enough to be recognized as different by the immune system. Fortuitous! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain why doesn't our body reject the insulin made from genetically modified organisms like bacteria?
Human insulin: Hi. Human insulin made by cloning the human insulin gene into bacteria or yeast is amino acid-for-amino acid identical to normal human insulin. In the fermentation process, the human insulin gene is purified away from ALL bacterial (or yeast) proteins, so all your body sees is a normal human protein. Engineered insulins (glargine, lispro, aspart, glulisine) have such minor amino acid changes. ...Read more
If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)
If they did not: Clean their hands and did not wear gloves, it is possible. If they did either of those, then the chances are tiny. Mrsa is something that is almost ubiquitous now, can pick it up anywhere and abscess or pimples often are colonized with it in already colonized individuals. All that being said, it is possible. ...Read more
See below: 1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism. ...Read more
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