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    i need a topic for my as level biology coursework. something different but not too inpractical to write an essay about.
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    Micropenis
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    harlequin ichthyosis.

    on a lighter note, perhaps blepharospasms? Its quite a common disorder but interesting, in fact I just had it last week.
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    (Original post by fox_the_fix)
    Micropenis
    I agree. You'll get an A* for sure :cool:
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    Pmdd. :h
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    (Original post by Temperley)
    harlequin ichthyosis.
    OMG :eek3: Harlequin babies freak me out! Ew ew ew!
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    Elephantiasis
    Leprosy
    The Black Death
    Shingles
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    (Original post by ellenfaith)
    I agree. You'll get an A* for sure :cool:
    Are you guys having a lesbian orgy in your profile pic or have I just had too much of the white powder this evening?
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    (Original post by ellenfaith)
    OMG :eek3: Harlequin babies freak me out! Ew ew ew!
    i know, totally crazy.
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    (Original post by fox_the_fix)
    Are you guys having a lesbian orgy in your profile pic or have I just had too much of the white powder this evening?
    Well, no lesbian orgies that night. Haha, no, just quite drunk. I think. . . ?
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    progeria
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    (Original post by ellenfaith)
    Well, no lesbian orgies that night. Haha, no, just quite drunk. I think. . . ?
    Next time just say yes, it'll keep me happy hunnybun
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    (Original post by fishbass)
    i need a topic for my as level biology coursework. something different but not too inpractical to write an essay about.
    Prion Diseases: CJD

    Check this out:
    - contageous disease caused by proteins which misfold and cause a chain-reaction of misfolding (you can talk about protein structure etc.)
    - symptoms are pretty gruesome: Rapidly progressing dementia
    - 100% mortality
    - prions are difficult as **** to get rid off. They can remain intact at high temperatures + extreme pH's, making transmission via surgical instruments + meat (aka BSE) a possibility.
    - similar prion diseases include FFI, a disease that is similar to CJD in terms of mortality and mechanism, but targets parts of the brain that are involved in sleep. You get increasing insomnia, hallucinations and you eventually go mute then die.

    Very scary ****. Don't read about it if you are a beef-eating hypochondriac.
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    (Original post by ellenfaith)
    OMG :eek3: Harlequin babies freak me out! Ew ew ew!
    FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU like the mummy! :afraid:
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    Cherub syndrome?
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    (Original post by fishbass)
    i need a topic for my as level biology coursework. something different but not too inpractical to write an essay about.

    Diabetes?

    PCOS

    Endometriosis
    Hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism

    Cirrohsis of the liver?

    Acne
    Anaemia
    Autism
    Scoliosis
    Schizophrenia
    Meningitas
    Cystic fibrosis
    Chlmydia..(sp?)
    Epilepsy
    Coeliac disease
    Chrons disease
    Asthma
    Polycystic kidney disease
    Kidney stones
    Angina
    Heart failure
    Atrial fibrilation
    Hypertension
    Hyperlipidema (sp?)
    Dementia
    Alzheimers disease
    Arthiritas
    Osteoporosis
    Huntingtons disease


    Ok im bored now..but this a good enough list for you? I'd say they're all interesting, but also appropiate for a-level biology- nothing too advanced
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    (Original post by Temperley)
    harlequin ichthyosis.

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    :eek3: After google imaging that, i'm prettyy much speechless.
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    (Original post by Double Agent)
    :eek3: After google imaging that, i'm prettyy much speechless.
    Now I've googled that... Its made me sad
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    (Original post by Double Agent)
    :eek3: After google imaging that, i'm prettyy much speechless.

    it's also very rare
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    i was going to mention Fatal Familial Insomnia, but someone beat me to it. I thought that was pretty interesting when i came across it (and also very horrific).
 
 
 
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