Molecular biology resources

Molecular biology is a branch of science which studies biological systems at a molecular level. The purview of molecular biology often overlaps with fields such as biochemistry and genetics, since molecular biology closely studies cell systems and their complex interactions. Protein biosynthesis, DNA, and RNA patterns are also explored by molecular biologists. Molecular Biology: A …

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Wheelchair Buying Guide

Table of Contents The Electric WheelchairManual WheelchairsMobility ScootersBathroom Wheelchairs People are often surprised at how many things factor into the purchase of a wheelchair. Not just any wheelchair, the right wheelchair. These mobility assistance devices have come a long way since they first appeared on the world stage during the mid-17th century. Those prototypes were …

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Guide to Supporting a Friend or Family Member With a Disability

Table of Contents Pay attentionMaintain balanceTailor your assistanceLearn to advocateBe responsiveHelp with outreachPreparing for emergenciesEmpower your friend or family memberValidate their feelings and viewsBe compassionateBalance being present with providing personal spaceMake accessibility part of your planningDo the researchBe patientBe realisticDon’t be afraid to askBe a better listenerWork with a support networkTake care of your own …

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The Invisible People: Poor International Data on People With Disabilities

Table of Contents The critical role of disability dataWhy is it so hard to collect and analyze disability data?Why haven’t there been new efforts to collect more disability data?Pushing for visibilityCurrent state of affairs According to experts, international disability statistics are almost nonexistent. Various challenges have stood in the way of efforts to collect, analyze, …

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Obesity and Disabilities

Table of Contents The basics of obesityObesity, disabilities, and practical consequencesObesity: the financial costsChallenges for people with disabilities that can lead to obesityDisability benefits for obesityMedically qualifying for disability benefitsResidual functional capacity analysisApplying for benefits based on obesityDoes the ADA consider obesity a disability?Conclusion About 48.9 million people, or approximately 19.4 percent of the non-institutionalized …

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FECA or Disability Retirement? Options for Federal Employees Disabled at Work

Table of Contents FECA benefits in focusWhat are the requirements to receive FECA benefits?What FECA benefits do federal employees get?Permanent disabilityFederal disability retirement in focusWhat disability retirement benefits do federal employees get?How does the process work?How to proceed when you are disabled on the job as a federal employeeThe work-related requirement only applies to FECAApply …

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Know Your Rights: Flying With Disabilities

Table of Contents The Air Carrier Access ActPreparing to travelPre-flight notificationAccessibility informationThe need for an attendantThe medical certificate requirementOn the day of travel: Getting through the airportEscortsSecurityIn the terminalOnboardHelp getting on and off the planeSeat assignmentsService animalsSafety briefingIn-flight accommodationsMobility aids on the planeWhen something goes wrong: Protecting your rightsAsk to speak with the Complaints Resolution …

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A Guide for Allies: Things Never to Say to the Parent of a Disabled Child (And Things You Should Say Instead)

Table of Contents “I’m sorry.”“Parenting must be so hard for you. I don’t know how you do it. I couldn’t do what you do. You’re a superwoman / superman / superparent / superhuman.”“I’m sorry you had to put your life on hold / Don’t forget to take care of yourself.”“Is there a cure you can …

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