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Lance_Clemings wrote:


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Watch as 10 years from now, when I am in the middle of med school to become a nutritionist, a bombshell bigger then this drops and all that I've learned becomes irrelevant. :I

Glad to know about this little fact while I'm still a first year.


Actually I think nutritionists are going to become more important. Eating the correct building blocks are important to repairing and maintaining your body. Sadly my generation has a habit of eating the same thing all the time then drinking pop all day long so they lack any nutrients.

I eat healthy and I am super healthy. I see kids in high school that act and feel older than I am. It's pathetic.


Well, I mean that we discover something new, and so important, that it throws any old facts out the window and we have to rewrite all the textbooks again:P

And what you said is reason 1 out of 4 on why I do want to be a nutritionist. The other 3 is that it is interesting, it pays well, and that I have a burning vengeance to eradicate cancer off the face of human history for what it has done to my loved ones!!!


don't ask. It is a long tale of sadness and stupidity.


I've read quite a bit of stuff on the subject. If your interested I could tell you some of the main types of cancer, how they malfunctioned, and how to kill them. The hard part is getting something that kills the cancer and not everything else or activates the defective machinery in the cell.
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Rujikin wrote:


Lance_Clemings wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


Lance_Clemings wrote:

Watch as 10 years from now, when I am in the middle of med school to become a nutritionist, a bombshell bigger then this drops and all that I've learned becomes irrelevant. :I

Glad to know about this little fact while I'm still a first year.


Actually I think nutritionists are going to become more important. Eating the correct building blocks are important to repairing and maintaining your body. Sadly my generation has a habit of eating the same thing all the time then drinking pop all day long so they lack any nutrients.

I eat healthy and I am super healthy. I see kids in high school that act and feel older than I am. It's pathetic.


Well, I mean that we discover something new, and so important, that it throws any old facts out the window and we have to rewrite all the textbooks again:P

And what you said is reason 1 out of 4 on why I do want to be a nutritionist. The other 3 is that it is interesting, it pays well, and that I have a burning vengeance to eradicate cancer off the face of human history for what it has done to my loved ones!!!


don't ask. It is a long tale of sadness and stupidity.


I've read quite a bit of stuff on the subject. If your interested I could tell you some of the main types of cancer, how they malfunctioned, and how to kill them. The hard part is getting something that kills the cancer and not everything else or activates the defective machinery in the cell.


Amen. Most current cancer treatments involve a "carpet bombing" of sorts. Even if the area and collateral damage is small, if it is on a sensitive organ, it could very well kill. I had the unfortunate time to witness my grandmother slowly go mad from brain cancer. Now if it was the cancer, the radiation treatment, or a combo of the 2, it was pretty much a death sentence, since you can't use drastic measures on one of the most important and sensitive organs in the body.

And yes I'm interested. Send me a pm or something of the sorts with the links. I always enjoy researching new things.
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As someone who has a genetic inversion that is unique to only me and my first daughter, as far as I know no one else in the World has the exact same genetic inversion that I do and it was only passed on to my first daughter and not my second one, I find this highly interesting. Especially since I was diagnosed with something called Williams syndrome which is caused by a deletion of about 26 genes from the long arm of chromosome 7 and severity of symptoms can range from mild to severe, like in cases of Down syndrome. However, when I was a Freshman in high school my Mom and I went to a small meeting of Williams syndrome kids and their parent's in the area that I live in that was conducted by a couple of doctors, and they did a cursory exam on the kids there, just a quick look over, and they realized that I had done better in school and had some slightly different physical characteristics than what is normal for someone with Williams syndrome, so they suggested to my Mom that I get a genetic test. Turns out that instead of having Williams syndrome one half of the pair of, or basically one side of, my chromosome 5 is inverted and pretty much looks like someone cut out the middle and turned it upside down before putting it back in. We have no idea which physical or mental characteristics are affected by this in me, like my personality or my slight heart murmur, since it's unique to just me and my daughter, or even how it happened as there are no genetic defects we know of that run in my family on either side, so it wasn't passed on to me from my Mom or my Dad. Since I've researched this kind of thing some in the past, I've seen pictures of chromosomes like that and have always wondered what that clear stuff was around it, since it didn't exactly look like part of the DNA itself. Now I know, and it hopefully might provide me with some answers of how my genetic inversion came to be in the future.


One of my little cousins has Williams syndrome. She had to have major heart surgery when she was 6. Without the surgery she would have died but as a result of the surgery she had a stroke. She needed a lot of physio.
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This is something really interesting, as a (future) biologist I'm impressed with what they've discovered, studying something, specially DNA with that level of detail is amazing. Who knows what kind of discoveries this sheath could lead to


You should find a bunch of interesting stuff here then: https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/human_biology/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/plants_animals/biology/

Enjoy


Thank you very much!
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very very interesting
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Now this... is very, very cool
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BlackRose0607 wrote:

As someone who has a genetic inversion that is unique to only me and my first daughter, as far as I know no one else in the World has the exact same genetic inversion that I do and it was only passed on to my first daughter and not my second one, I find this highly interesting. Especially since I was diagnosed with something called Williams syndrome which is caused by a deletion of about 26 genes from the long arm of chromosome 7 and severity of symptoms can range from mild to severe, like in cases of Down syndrome. However, when I was a Freshman in high school my Mom and I went to a small meeting of Williams syndrome kids and their parent's in the area that I live in that was conducted by a couple of doctors, and they did a cursory exam on the kids there, just a quick look over, and they realized that I had done better in school and had some slightly different physical characteristics than what is normal for someone with Williams syndrome, so they suggested to my Mom that I get a genetic test. Turns out that instead of having Williams syndrome one half of the pair of, or basically one side of, my chromosome 5 is inverted and pretty much looks like someone cut out the middle and turned it upside down before putting it back in. We have no idea which physical or mental characteristics are affected by this in me, like my personality or my slight heart murmur, since it's unique to just me and my daughter, or even how it happened as there are no genetic defects we know of that run in my family on either side, so it wasn't passed on to me from my Mom or my Dad. Since I've researched this kind of thing some in the past, I've seen pictures of chromosomes like that and have always wondered what that clear stuff was around it, since it didn't exactly look like part of the DNA itself. Now I know, and it hopefully might provide me with some answers of how my genetic inversion came to be in the future.


One of my little cousins has Williams syndrome. She had to have major heart surgery when she was 6. Without the surgery she would have died but as a result of the surgery she had a stroke. She needed a lot of physio.


Well that just sucks. -_- Sorry to hear that. And yeah, heart problems can be a part of Williams syndrome. I have a slight heart murmur that I've had since birth myself, which is another reason why they thought I had Williams syndrome, but it was monitored as I grew up and nothing majorly wrong has happened because of it, so I'm pretty much fine.
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