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Could it be beneficial to artificially induce fever in a person who has an illness if they are not already experiencing fever? No, not really. Pretty much the only use of hyperthermia in medicine is in the treatment of cancer. If you google "use of hyperthermia in medical treatment", you'll likely only find two kinds of hits: those for cancer treatment ...


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From this article: iPSC's or induced pluripotent stem cells are somatic cells that have been driven to acquire an induced pluripotent cell state. Somatic cells can be any cell of the body except sperm cells, egg cells and undifferentiated stem cells. Investigators can induce these cells to 'return' to a stem cell like state by forcing the expression of key ...


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Actually, hyperthermia is a known treatment for a range of diseases, including cancer. Induced hyperthermia can be whole-body as well as local/regional and is under investigation in multiple studies (for example).


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Would something like CRISPR fit your criteria? CRISPR is essentially an adaptive immune system for bacteria. When a bacteria encounters foreign DNA (usually from an invading bacteriophage), it can cut it up and insert part of it in between palindromic repeats called CRISPRs. This small piece of DNA can be transcribed and then used as a template to recognize ...


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In multicellular organisms there are specialised cells called gametes that are responsible for sexual reproduction (sperm/ egg cells). Mutations occurring in these cells can be passed on to offspring (germ line mutations). Mutations occurring in others cells affect only the given individual (somatic mutations). Edit: For unicellular organisms it is pretty ...



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