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Unformatted text preview: 12/11/2007 11:34:00 ← Most cell division has ceased by 18-19 years of age ← very few cells are actively dividing • some cell division still goes on, but not muh. Iw Skin gets shed everyday. Cells in our intestine continue to divide • Cells in our lungs divide to make new lung cells • Our cell divion has stopped for the most part though ← Genes that control micro cell division need to tell them to stop cell division ← ← When development goes wrong cancer • cells do not stop divding excess cells o or they are told to die by apoptosis and do not die, causing cancer • Cancer is one of the main killers in the wetern world • Infectious diseases used to kill people in early 20 th century, but now cancer is the number two killer. • heart attack and stroke were not as common in early 20 th century o better hygene, water supply, etc prevents the infectious bacterial diseases o Now, heart disease and cancer are two biggest killers o Cancer is now the biggest killer o Male Cancer death rates: cancer is on the decline in males, except for LUNG CANCER lung cancer parallels number of people who smoke o Female cancer ate lung cancer is main killer…on the rise breast cancer and colon cancer is prevalent in women as well o Male cancer rate, 1 in 2. Female cancer rate, 1 in 3.Male cancer rate, 1 in 2....
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course MCDB 120 taught by Professor Johncarlsoncarolbascom-slackfrankslack during the Fall '07 term at Yale.
- Fall '07