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What happens if cancer is when an oncogene becomes active, what if it mutates the other way?

What happens if cancer is when an oncogene becomes active, what if it mutates the other way?

No change: The existence of oncogenes is universal and termed proto oncogenes. When they mutate they help the cell to tolerate mutations that result in cancer. There are no known instances when an oncogene reverts to a non active proto oncogene. if the oncogene is shut off where function is reduced or stopped, the cell can revert to normal. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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What type of mutation would convert a proto-oncogene into an oncogene?

What type of mutation would convert a proto-oncogene into an oncogene?

Activating mutation: A protooncogene refers to a normal gene that can become oncogenic if it is overactive. There are many different types of activating mutations. ...Read more

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What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?

What do the numbers after the antibiotic mean in a urine c&s?

MIC: The numbers on any culture are the minimum inhibitory concentration. In simple english, can the abx kill the bug and if can be used. Try this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_inhibitory_concentration. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause continued high A.S.O titre despite antibiotics for 8 weeks +?

What can cause continued high A.S.O titre despite antibiotics for 8 weeks +?

Immune response: ASO titer is your body's immune response to the infection and will decline slowly in weeks and even months after the infection has gone. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics bad for me?

Are antibiotics bad for me?

No, if used properly: Antibiotics are excellent in treating infections! visit a physician when you think you have an infection (fever, chills, abscesses) - only certain antibiotics treat certain bacteria, your doc might run some tests before they give you an rx. Do not try to self treat with antibiotics: it can be dangerous to you and it can induce resistance from the bacteria if you take it unnecessarily. ...Read more

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Are all antibiotics the same?

Are all antibiotics the same?

No.: Not at all. Each antibiotic has a unique spectrum of activity, side effect profile, cost, interaction with other meds, dosing, etc. Antibiotics are generally chosen carefully to suit the host and the infection. ...Read more

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What food contains antibiotics?

What food contains antibiotics?

Many, unfortunately: Unfortunately, many foods are treated with antibiotics -- like meats. Many are also treated with hormones. To find foods free of these, look for organic or grass fed meats. If by your question you mean that you want to find "natural" antibiotics, some herbal preparations like goldenseal have antibiotic activity. This doesn't mean that goldenseal will substitute for pharmaceuticals, though. ...Read more

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Okay to take antibiotic for 7 months?

Okay to take antibiotic for 7 months?

It depends...: ...on the antibiotic and the reason for treatment. Some infections require antibiotic treatment for many months or even years -- and rarely, for life. OTOH, you should not take any antibiotic for such a prolonged period unless prescribed. If you have concerns about your particular infection and the antibiotic(s) prescribed, discuss it with the doctor treating you. ...Read more