BIOLOGY







Welcome to Taylor's Wiki Space!


Over the next 4 months I will be upadating and changing my wiki space every 2-3 weeks.
Every 2-3 weeks the wiki will have a diffrent theme.


This weeks theme is: Cell Phones, How Dirty?


cell phone lies. "MRSA Staph Cell phones Germs? MRSA Staph Cell Phones $ Germs." Youtube. 2008. breatheasy7000. 28 December, 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx1yyY05u58

It is known that cell phones actually contain more bacteria then the average toilet seat! EWW. It's easy to believe that our cell phones are prone to germs because they come in more contact with more parts of our bodys, with creates a wider range of germs. Phones can be cleaned with anti bacterial wipes, or rubbing alcohol.

Dakss, Brian. (2006). Are Cell Phones Germ Breeders?. CBS News. Retrieved 28 December, 2008, from http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/04/earlyshow/contributors/emilysenay/main1865106.shtml







































Feline Diseases ........................................................................................................................This is Buddy
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IMG000007.jpgThis is Snoopy

So basically, this week I chose to bring attention to the diseases that can affect our little furry friends, whom we LOVE SO MUCH.
Because I love not only my animals but all animals, I like to know what diseases they can be infected by. Here are some, that I found.



Feline Diabetes
Feline diabetes is very similar to human; being that type 1 is the pancreas doesn't produce insulin, and type 2 is when the body cells dont respond well to insulin. Diabetics most commonly result in weight loss because their body isnt producing enough surgar for energy therefore they will eventually starve to death. This disease can affect any cat, any age, and sex; but it is most commonly found in older male cats who are typiclly obese.

Symptoms of Dibetes
Excessive urination
Increased appetite
Weight loss
Neuropathy is a condition that weakends the rear legs
Good news, theres a treatment. Cats can get an insulin supplement through pill or shots twice a day, and controlled through a diet.


Price, Rebecca. (2004). Cat Diabetes For Begginers. Feline Diabetes. Retrieved 4 December, 2008, from http://www.felinediabetes.com/diabetes-info.com




Feline Pancreatitis
Feline Pancreatitis occurs, when digestive enzymes escape ,they digest the body itself. The pancreas becomes inflammed when the digestive enzymes are digesting the pancreas, the inflammation continues and soon damages the liver. Signs of pancreatitis are vomiting, abdominal pain, and lose of appetite. Unfortunety it is unknown what causes this diseas, but there is a treament: steroids, antacids, low residue diets, vitamin B-12 supplementation. Along with some others.
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(November 16, 2008). PANCREATITIS IN THE CAT. Pancreatitis Feline. Retrieved 7 December, 2008, from http://www.marvistavet.com/html/pancreatitis__feline_.com


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Esophagostomy Tube Feeding
What is it? An E- Tube is a small rubber tube that is entered through the neck and into the esophagus, so food cn be transported to the stomach.
How does it work? The E-Tube works, by taking a syring and injecting soft food into the tube 3 to 5 times a day.
The tube is removed based on the condition being treated.

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Lienden, Dr. Raymond Van. (1997-2008). Esophagostomy Tube Feeding. Paw Prints and Purrs Inc.. Retrieved 10 December, 2008, from http://www.sniksnak.com/doghealth/esop-tubefeeding.com


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cholangiohepatitis

Cholangiohepatitis= "Chol" means (bile) and "angio" means (vessel) and "hepat" means (liver) and "itis" means (inflammation), put it all togerther and you get inflammation of liver and bile ducts.
Bile is a greenish material that is transported to the gall bladder by bile ducts; the gall ballder is where the bile is stored. Bile cn serve as a dump for toxins that the liver has removed from the bodies, so it cant be reabsorbed. The problem is bacteria can make its way up to the bile duct and invade the liver, which cn often lead to inflammation of the liver and potientially liver failure. (1997-2004). Feline Cholangiohepatitis. Mar Vista Animal Medical Center. Retrieved 10 December, 2008, from http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_feline_cholangiohepatitis.com



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Heres a recape of the Bee Crisis

honeybee-on-flower.jpgThe Bee Crisis
This is the link to the video and website where I retrieved my information. It was a video documentry and I highly recomend that you watch the full episode; it really opened my eyes, and hopefully it will do the same for you! Plus it's really interesting.
Shultz, Doug. (October 28, 2007). Silence of the Bees. PBS Nature. Retrieved 25 November, 2008, from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/silence-of-the-bees/video-full-episode/251/.


Heres a recap from the theme:Arctic Wildlife

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Giannetta, J. The Wolverine. Retrieved October 21, 2008, from saskschools Web site:
http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/wolverine.html


The ERMINE
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Lawrence, Tim (February,12,2008). Ermine with mouse. Retrieved November 6, 2008, from You Tube Web site: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=T2N3IKkI4S4&feature=related Info:
Giannetta , J. (Feb.,1999). The Weasel. Retrieved November 6, 2008, from saskschools Web site: http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/weasel.html

Here's a recap from the theme: Marine Life :)

Christmas_Tree_Worm.jpgChristmas Tree Worm

The link below, will take you to interesting information.

Christmas Tree Worm - MarineBio.org. Retrieved Monday, September 29, 2008, from :

http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=543.





frillshark-big-2.jpgPrehistoric Shark
This is a link to a video about the shark:
(January, 24, 2007). Prehistoric Shark. Retrieved September 22, 2008, from YouTube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mneDhOtVEQw


This is a link to more information about the shark:
(2007). Rare " Prehistoric" Shark Photographed Alive. Retrieved September 22, 2008, from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Web site:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/photogalleries/frilled-shark/index.html



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AXOLOTLS


Although I took the imformation off, it is still availible. Just click the link below.



Clare, John P. (1999-2008). Axolotls. Retrieved September 22, 2008, from Axolotl Web site:
http://www.axolotl.org/