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What are the Early Signs of Prostate Cancer by Joshua Pfeffer

By at April 2, 2014 | 8:53 am | 0 Comment

Prostate cancer, by definition, is a type of cancer that forms in the tissues of the prostate. It is also the second most common type of cancer among men in the United States. In 2013 alone, nearly a quarter million new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed, and close to 30,000 men lost their lives to its devastating effects. To understand the basics of prostate more...

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What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome by Jeff Schmidt

By at March 31, 2014 | 8:26 am | 0 Comment

Ever have a severe pain in the side of the knee when performing activities such as walking, running, or cycling? Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a pain in the side of the knee and is thought to be an overuse injury. The iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick, dense band of fibrous connective tissue. The band is attached at the hip bone and runs down the lateral side of more...

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What is Hodgkin’s Lymphoma by Amber Mills

By at March 28, 2014 | 6:17 am | 0 Comment

Cancer of the lymphatic system (a part of the immune system) is known as Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This happens when cells in the body grow abnormally. Like other cancers, it may then spread to other parts of the body. Hodgkin’s is especially dangerous because since it is a cancer of a part of the immune system, it conflicts with your body’s ability to fight off more...

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What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma By Chris Rost

By at March 20, 2014 | 7:59 am | 0 Comment

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer. It’s a disease which affects the squamous cells found in your epidermis. Before we go more in depth, let’s try to get a better understanding of what cancer is. Cancer is a disease where normal cells start to divide rapidly, and uncontrollably.  As this division takes place, some cells become more...

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Unknown Lab Report in Microbiology

By at March 17, 2014 | 8:43 am | 0 Comment

UNKNOWN LAB REPORT Unknown #124 Amie Booth December 3, 2013 Microbiology BIO: 203.604, Fall   INTRODUCTION When unknown microorganisms are present, it is necessary to identify them in a laboratory setting.  Microbes can be identified by their cellular structure and function.  Different organisms also behave differently in various environmental conditions.  more...

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