Mood Disorders: Mental Health

Moods occur from specific experiences in our lives that we relate to an emotion or feeling too. Alterations occur in our emotions that cause mood disorders. These alterations cause psychological effects manifested from either depression or mania. Moods can be elevated or depressive and can cycle between the two. Mood disorders often go undetected and…

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Mental Health Explained

Mental health is a huge umbrella term that is interpreted differently by each individual. The Mental Health Commission of Canada defines mental health as “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to…

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The Long History of Mental Health

Mental Health has been an evolutionary topic of interest for centuries. History on mental health, dates all the way back to the 12th century, but has been around since the beginning of time. Although mental health has revolutionized and has become better understood, it wasn’t until the late 19th century that all Provinces in Canada.…

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The lac Operon Explained

The lac operon is the gene which is incorporated in the metabolism of glucose. The lactose metabolism is regulated my the expression and non-expression of the lac operon. The gene which is transcribed contains the CAP ( the region where the activator binds), and then there is the lacI gene, which independently expresses the repressor…

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Regulation of Gene Expression and Operons Explained

Goals Explain why it is important for cells to express different genes at different times, in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Describe the general function of a transcriptional activator and transcriptional repressor Describe what an operon is and its basic regulation Explain how and under what conditions the lux operon is regulated Predict the effect of mutations…

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