Medical Detectives 2016 By Brooklyn Paniagua

Etiology lesson IV: cancer

  • Cancer cells divide at whatever pace they want, that's why cancer spreads so fast, it's not like normal cells where they have a certain time gap of when they should divide or not.
This is a picture of a cell dividing
  • Cancer can be caused by smoking, lack of exercise, obesity, hormones, or genetics
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are two ways of treating cancer
This is the Chemotherapy that is injected into your body
  • Cancer spreads to any part of the body, a bunch of cells squished together is called a tumor
This is a brain tumor scan, the big white blobs are the cancer cells.

Senses Part 2: Taste, Smell, and Touch

  • There are five different types of taste; sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami
  • When your nose has smelled the same smell over a certain period of time, it begins to stop smelling, this is called olfactory fatigue
  • Most of your taste buds are located on the front, back, and sides or your tongue
  • To recognize smell, the smell travels up your nose and into the olfactory nerve. Then the smell is sent to the olfactory bulb and the bulb sends signals to your brain to see if you can recognize the smell.
This is an image of the brain receiving and sending signals from the body

Brain Anatomy

  • There are six parts of the brain, the Frontal lobe, Parietal lobe, Occipital lobe, Temporal lobe, cerebellum, and the brain stem.
This is a CT head scan of someones brain, it shows the parts of the brain.
  • The brain stem is critical to the body, it sends signals to the body and controls your breathing and heart rate.
This is the human brain cut in half
  • Humans have much larger frontal lobes than other animals because we are one of most intelligent animals on earth.
This is the frontal lobe of the brain

Type I And Type II Diabetes

  • Type I diabetes is mostly common in children
  • Type I diabetics have to use a syringe needle or a pump to inject insulin into their bodies every time they eat.
This is a syringe needle
  • Diabetes is an illness that either prevents your pancreas from producing enough insulin for your body or causes your cells to reject the insulin that is already produced
this is a microscopic picture of a pancreas
  • Diabetes can lead to high or low blood glucose (sugar), obesity or weight loss and sometimes, if left untreated, death


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