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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by deezee » April 28th, 2012, 12:30 pm

Gearbox wrote:I would like to have microbes be less station based and more one test based with the exception of having a microscope to look at petri dishes and other hands on parts of the test, but over all i wish the test was not stationed
Well I guess having stations is what makes Microbe mission a unique event, otherwise it would be kind of like disease detectives. I don't know xD
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by syo_astro » April 28th, 2012, 12:34 pm

Gearbox wrote:I would like to have microbes be less station based and more one test based with the exception of having a microscope to look at petri dishes and other hands on parts of the test, but over all i wish the test was not stationed
Gearbox wrote:I disagree, my favorite aspect of microbe missions is the disease list. The difference between the disease list for Microbes and disease detectives is that microbes is more about why and how they cause disease. I personally love that stuff
amerikestrel wrote:I wish that they'd remove the disease list altogether and focus the event on cell biology and microbiology.
Gearbox wrote:o my god you guys i love microbe mission i wish i could marry it. omg omg omg omg see you at nationals...i hope i get 01
I believe it isn't right to triple post on the website. If you want to add more to your post you can edit it, but also avoid doing things like this...also, I think having it in stations is actually fine, but it doesn't matter. I only like stations since when it's an easy test the stations can make it a bit harder for people who don't know their stuff or like to use the cheatsheet a lot. Really you should just be prepared for multiple formats on a test.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by ccluvit » April 30th, 2012, 6:27 pm

i was taking a test the other day and it says prions are hereditary? my coach disagrees with this but does anybody know for sure?

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ccluvit wrote:i was taking a test the other day and it says prions are hereditary? my coach disagrees with this but does anybody know for sure?
Now I am quite confused, I thought prions were hereditary and infectious (but it was that it was specific in how you got it). Could be wrong about that but having a second check would help.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by SciBomb97 » April 30th, 2012, 7:34 pm

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ccluvit wrote:i was taking a test the other day and it says prions are hereditary? my coach disagrees with this but does anybody know for sure?
Now I am quite confused, I thought prions were hereditary and infectious (but it was that it was specific in how you got it). Could be wrong about that but having a second check would help.
Prions are different from the other pathogens in the fact that it does not exactly replicate. They're basically messed up proteins that convert other normal proteins in cells to more messed up proteins.
I'm not sure about the hereditary mechanism of prions, and this stuff is still in research, so I guess it could be either, although I've never heard it suggested that prions can be transmitted via vertical transmission.
As of infectious, that's an iffy one according to logic since, as afore mentioned, they do not exactly reproduce. However, prions are generally considered infectious microbes, so yeah...
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by Gearbox » May 3rd, 2012, 1:21 pm

The can be, Prions can be a genetic mutation, but they can also be a pathogen, obtained by eating contaminated meat. But yes they can be genetic
ccluvit wrote:i was taking a test the other day and it says prions are hereditary? my coach disagrees with this but does anybody know for sure?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by deezee » May 5th, 2012, 11:18 am

Gearbox wrote:The can be, Prions can be a genetic mutation, but they can also be a pathogen, obtained by eating contaminated meat. But yes they can be genetic
ccluvit wrote:i was taking a test the other day and it says prions are hereditary? my coach disagrees with this but does anybody know for sure?
Some forms of prions ARE inherited from family members. Other are caught from eating meat (ex. Mad Cow disease)
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
I used to be healthy, until I took an arrow to the knee and got gangrene.

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by SciBomb97 » May 5th, 2012, 4:22 pm

deezee wrote:
Gearbox wrote:The can be, Prions can be a genetic mutation, but they can also be a pathogen, obtained by eating contaminated meat. But yes they can be genetic
ccluvit wrote:i was taking a test the other day and it says prions are hereditary? my coach disagrees with this but does anybody know for sure?
Some forms of prions ARE inherited from family members. Other are caught from eating meat (ex. Mad Cow disease)
Could you cite the source where you got this information from? This is all very confusing...
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by syo_astro » May 5th, 2012, 4:40 pm

Could you cite the source where you got this information from? This is all very confusing...
I unfortunately don't have a textbook to definitely prove it, but a website I found. http://www.pnas.org/content/95/23/13363.full
It says it is both. I could find more if you want, but the abstract seems to work fine. Logically, you know Mad Cow disease has been in the news, and it has been seen to spread to humans when eating tainted meat. In fact I thought most were transmissible, but looking through a few articles it seems to be genetic too. Another article for specifically genetic:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1229/
Hope this helps.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by deezee » May 10th, 2012, 1:55 pm

themachine wrote:
Could you cite the source where you got this information from? This is all very confusing...
I unfortunately don't have a textbook to definitely prove it, but a website I found. http://www.pnas.org/content/95/23/13363.full
It says it is both. I could find more if you want, but the abstract seems to work fine. Logically, you know Mad Cow disease has been in the news, and it has been seen to spread to humans when eating tainted meat. In fact I thought most were transmissible, but looking through a few articles it seems to be genetic too. Another article for specifically genetic:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1229/
Hope this helps.
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Um I just read some stuff on the internet that talks about prions. This website talks about hereditary stuff: ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=priondisease
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
I used to be healthy, until I took an arrow to the knee and got gangrene.

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