Sep 19, 2012

Weird Diseases

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis
Epidermodysplasia is caused by a genetic skin defect, in which skin is filling up with various dirty looking warts.  Warts are found mainly in areas exposed to sunlight.

This is a rare disease in which calcium deposits in soft tissues. In practice the victim body is begins to flow thick white liquid like milk and various body joints leave their places.

This a weird disease in which skin turns blue. That disease is also called blue skin failure. This disease mostly effect on face and hands, but it can also affect the whole body.

This is the most bizarre Illness, in which lymph clogs the lymph vessels. This unusual blockage helps to increase the body part where the lymph vessel is blocked. A typical example is the elephant’s leg.

Werewolf Syndrome
It is a disease in which a victim grows at an abnormal amount of body hair in places where they usually not grow. Like on face and hands.

Pica Syndrome
It is a disease in which people tend to eat and taste things that are very bad in taste, like plastic, stones, paper, plaster, clay, rubber, soap, etc. Doctors believe that this disorder is developed in a person when the body has enough minerals, but do not know exactly how to start and or how to treat them.

Blaschko lines
This is a very strange and still unexplained syndrome, first described in 1901 by a German dermatologist Alfred Blaschko. Patients in this syndrome got visible stripes on the body in various shapes like V, and P. These lines have no connection with the nerve, muscle or lymphatic system.

Cutaneous horns
The reasons of this rare disease are unknown why some people develop these unusual horns, but the problem is linked to radiation exposure. This disease does occur in humans in areas where a lot of sunshine.

Necrotising fasciitis
This disease is also called meat eating bacteria disorder. It is caused by an infection of the lower layer of skin that usually gets there by various abrasions on the skin. This is a very dangerous disease, which leads to death.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
This disease is also associated with the skin, in which the skin becomes thin and easily extensible.

Sep 12, 2012

My Students

I am a teacher so they say
But who is teaching who?
Students learn from teachers
Or so I thought was true
But if the truth be known, dear child
I’ve learned much more from you!

I’ve learned to say I don’t know
But how can we find out?
I’ve learned to laugh at my mistakes
And push away the doubt
I’ve learned to love each one of you
Even if you pout

You’ve reminded me of growing pains
I thought were left behind me
You’ve reminded me of days gone by
When I was young and free
You’ve reminded me of long-last dreams
Which I need to see

I’ve seen you struggle with each other
Hitting, hurting and breaking hearts
I’ve seen you roll eyes at peers
Saying unkind words and snide remarks
I’ve seen you do those human things
Adults do, but rather kids not start

You’ve taught me how diverse we are
And life’s not always fair
You’ve taught me how unique you are
And why we need to care
You taught me to be reflective
Looking inward, unafraid to stare

I am a teacher, yes I know
But I am a student too
Students learn from teachers
And the reverse, as shown, is true
So what I want to leave with you....
Learning is a circle, you so, and do and do........

Sep 5, 2012

Biology Workshop (SM Sains Pokok Sena)