Growing population Notes
A growing population
Today, there are 37 million people age 65 or older in the
That number is expected to increase as baby boomers
New programs are targeting baby boomers that
promote health and prevent prematu
Biology Study Notes Chapter 14
14.1 What are Genes Made of?
Genes are made of DNA.
Experiments on viruses that had labelled proteins or DNA showed that DNA is the
DNAs primary structure consists of a sugar phosphate backbone and a
Biology Study Notes Chapter 12
12.1 How does Meiosis Occur?
X chromosome is associated with the sex of the individual and is called a sex
An autosome is any chromosome that doesnt carry genes involved in determining the
sex of an individual.
Medical Physics Home Assignment #1
What are the masss of
Cs in amu?
M ( A , Z ) =0.99389 (138 )0.00081 ( 56 ) +0.014
M ( A , Z ) =137.9665716 amu
The mass of 138
56 B a is137.9665716 amu .
Biology Study Notes Chapter 17
17.1 Gene Regulation and Information Flow
Mechanisms of Regulation An Overview
DNA mRNA protein Activated Protein
Gene expression can be controlled at any of these arrows.
DNA to RNA represents transcription.
RNA to prote
Biology Study Notes Chapter 13
13.1 Mendels Experimental System
Heredity is the inheritance or the transmission of traits fro parents to offspring.
A trait is any characteristic of an individual, ranging from overall height to the primary
structure of a
Biology Study Notes Chapter 15
15.1 What Do Genes Do?
Alleles that do not function at all are called knock out null, or loss of function
The One Gene, One enzyme Hypothesis
Claims that each gene contains the information needed to make an enzyme
Alzheimers Disease Notes
Progressive brain impairment that interferes with memory
and normal intellectual functioning
Most common form of dementia
Affects an estimated one in ten persons over the age of 65
and nearly half of those over age 85
Rational Suicide Notes
The concept of rational suicide is a reasoned, coherent
process in which a person chooses death as a preferable
alternative to unbearable pain.
Euthanasia involves ending the life of a person who is
suffering greatly and has no chan
Life and Death Decision Making Notes
The right to die: Some states legally allow certain life support
techniques to be refused by competent patients.
Electrical or mechanical heart resuscitation
Nasogastric feeding tube
Biologically Aging Notes
Aging is a pattern of life changes that occurs as one grows
Gerontology is the study of individual and collective aging
Biological age is the r
Coping with Loss Notes
Bereavement is the loss or deprivation experienced by a
survivor when a loved one dies.
Grief is a state of mental distress that occurs in reaction to
In disenfranchised grief, a person experiences a loss that
The Uniform Determination of Death Act Notes
Dying is the process of decline in body functions, resulting in
Death is the final cessation of vital functions.
Uniform Determination of Death Act, 1981
Brain death is the irreversible cessation of all
The Process of Dying Notes
Complex process that includes physical, intellectual, social,
spiritual, and emotional dimensions
Kbler-Ross and the stages of dying
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance
Social death denies a person normal social in
Wordens Model of Grieving Tasks Notes
William Worden developed a more active grieving model that
defined four tasks necessary for the individual to complete in
the grief-work process.
Accept the reality of the loss.
Work through to the pain of grief
Theories on Aging Notes
Psychosocial theories of aging
The wear-and-tear theory states that, like everything else in the
world, the human body wears out. Inherent in this theory is the
Mastering Physics Assignment 2 Modern Physics
1. Two events are observed in a frame of reference S to occur at the same space point, with
the second event occurring after a time of 1.70s. In a second frame S' moving relative to S,
the second event is obse