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I love biology because i find it fascinating how the human body functions and the trillions of cells that are respiring all the time and how some cells can transform into any type of cell.. All that kind of stuff. I dont get how someone wouldnt want to learn about that!
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I live Biology because of genes.

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I love the comparisons in biology especially with pathophysiology, that’s studying how disease affects the living systems. Did you know cancer can affect any multicellular organism? Even insects, sea anenomies etc can get cancer! And plants too. That fascinates me. Also in advanced cancer cells you get polyploidy which is abnormal duplication of chromosomes. Some human cancer cells can have over 90 chromosomes! The same thing I guess happens in other species such as invertebrates.

I also love microbiology and virology and would like to specialise in it.
All those food pathogens, E. coli 0157 h7, Botulism etc.
Then there are the viruses: HHV 6 is interestingly weird! It’s related to cold sore virus HHV 1 but can cause many weird problems. Unlike the cold or flu virus HHV viruses integrate themselves into host DNA and can lay dormant for many decades like HIV does. HHV 6 can cause MS, cancers, CNS problems, lymphatic problems etc. If someone gets a weird illnes and no body knows what it is, HHV 6 is often a suspect.

And of course viruses affect other species too even bacteria! The toxin genes (plasmids) in E. coli 0157 come from bacteria viruses called bacteriophages.

These are the things that fascinate me with biology!
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I love biology because i find it fascinating how the human body functions and the trillions of cells that are respiring all the time and how some cells can transform into any type of cell.. All that kind of stuff. I dont get how someone wouldnt want to learn about that!
Very true! It’s amazing how the cells signal to each other to tell them to start or stop growing and how genes are switched on or off by these signals.

And each of these switches is a protein /enzyme which itself is coded by a gene. And of course if there is mutation in a part of that gene that affects the function of the switch it codes, that’s when the switch fails to turn off and the cell and it’s progeny cant stop dividing and that’s the start of cancer.
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Finally I am writing here. Saw this thread for days, but now I take the time to be extent as much as possible. It began as a curious child I was at nine. I was interested in life and how life works, so I was reading books for children which have somehow to do with biology. Reading some about nature, reading some about human anatomy, reading some about metabolism, cells, genetics, no matter what it was, I got obsessed. It was a joy, because I got finally answers to my questions about living things, finally I got explanations my parents were not able to give. And when I was aging, the books got more sophistical, and the more I got into detail, the happier and fascinated I was. In retrospect, I think the experience I made as a child opened the door to the sciences and especially to biology.

That is why I still love this science.
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Very true! It’s amazing how the cells signal to each other to tell them to start or stop growing and how genes are switched on or off by these signals.

And each of these switches is a protein /enzyme which itself is coded by a gene. And of course if there is mutation in a part of that gene that affects the function of the switch it codes, that’s when the switch fails to turn off and the cell and it’s progeny cant stop dividing and that’s the start of cancer.
Yes! You seem like you know biology well can you teach me? :grin:
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I love the comparisons in biology especially with pathophysiology, that’s studying how disease affects the living systems. Did you know cancer can affect any multicellular organism? Even insects, sea anenomies etc can get cancer! And plants too. That fascinates me. Also in advanced cancer cells you get polyploidy which is abnormal duplication of chromosomes. Some human cancer cells can have over 90 chromosomes! The same thing I guess happens in other species such as invertebrates.

I also love microbiology and virology and would like to specialise in it.
All those food pathogens, E. coli 0157 h7, Botulism etc.
Then there are the viruses: HHV 6 is interestingly weird! It’s related to cold sore virus HHV 1 but can cause many weird problems. Unlike the cold or flu virus HHV viruses integrate themselves into host DNA and can lay dormant for many decades like HIV does. HHV 6 can cause MS, cancers, CNS problems, lymphatic problems etc. If someone gets a weird illnes and no body knows what it is, HHV 6 is often a suspect.

And of course viruses affect other species too even bacteria! The toxin genes (plasmids) in E. coli 0157 come from bacteria viruses called bacteriophages.

These are the things that fascinate me with biology!
I understand your view, microbiology refering to virology and bacteriology are some of the most exciting aspects of this science.

Among all the viruses I learnt, Ebola was the worst, but in a way the most fascinating one: it can reproduce itself im macrophages, destroy those (therefore a part of immune system!) and even the blood vessels. Are you scared if you think about Ebola or makes it your heart leaps for joy, because you see it with passionate virologist's eyes too?
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