Right now, I happen to be under the weight of a cold. It's not fun, and I've forgotten how badly being sick can knock you down. The aches, chills, fever, persistent cough, the works.
Under normal circumstances, I might be inclined to go see a doctor. I would go, they would take my vitals, maybe do a throat culture. I'd describe my symptoms to the nurses and the doctor. I may walk out with an antibiotic, some other prescription, or be directed to purchase some over the counter medicine. Rest, and see what happens.
Let us say that you go to your doctor for something that you are struggling with. Your doctor, or more likely, one of his nurses, will take your vitals, perhaps draw some blood, take some urine or run any other number of tests on you, provided you have insurance and it will cover the costs said tests.
It was a monk by the name of Gregor Mendel who discovered that by breeding different pea plants in specific ways, he could make the plants' subsequent offspring express different traits. His studies, somewhat accidentally, birthed an entire new field of study known as genetics. This was in the mid nineteenth century. It wasn't until the twentieth century that the double helix would be discovered by James Watson and Francis Crick. Since that time, great strides have been taken in the field of genetics; much of the most cutting edge research being done in medical science has to do with the way the genes you inherit affect every detail of your life.
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I’ve long said that successful medical intervention often works for one reason; they kill fungus. Chemotherapy, for example, kills fungus and some swear it cured their cancer. Other antifungal drugs have also been documented to kill cancer cells or to stop the metastasis of cancer. Now comes another study, this time by biologists at Texas A&M University, which.........