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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

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 often called “invalid chairs” and while they would certainly …

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The Invisible People: Poor International Data on People With Disabilities

According to experts, international disability statistics are almost nonexistent. Various challenges have stood in the way of efforts to collect, analyze, and standardize international data on people with disabilities. Social stigma attached to disabilities causes people living with them to underreport; defining disability is itself difficult and changes from country to country; and to discrimination …

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Obesity and Disabilities

About 48.9 million people, or approximately 19.4 percent of the non-institutionalized civilian US population is disabled. Almost half of those people, 24.1 million, are severely disabled. More than one-third of adults in the US, about 35.7 percent, are obese according to clinical criteria. More than 1 in 20, about 6.3 percent, meet the criteria for …

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

Unfortunately for federal employees who are injured and disabled at work, one of the toughest choices they’ll ever have to make arrives at a terrible time. It’s wonderful to have options as a federal employee. However, understanding the differences between accepting disability retirement and federal workers’ compensation can be a challenge—especially for those already struggling …

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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)

Children with special needs and their families are a major portion of the community. According to the US Census Bureau, as of 2010 more than 5 percent of the 53.9 million school-aged children in the country reportedly had a disability, and this doesn’t include unreported disabilities and other special needs that may not officially be …

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