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August 14, 2018

Igbo not Jews – DNA report reveals

The high expectations of members of the Re­deemed Israel Commu­nity of Nazarene Association (RICON) on a possible ances­tral link between Igbo and Jews have been dashed. The international President of Jewish Voice Ministries, Rab­bi Jonathan Bernis, announced that the result of saliva samples taken in Nnewi had shown that the Igbo were not Jews. Members of the group had gathered at Uruagu-Nnewi to collect what would be the con­firmation/ Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test result of Ndig­bo’s claims that Igbo are descent of Israel got to the venue as ear­ly as 9.00am on Saturday for a result that was to reshape…

VIRUSES ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN CANCER

On the other hand, a proto-oncogene is a dominant host gene that is homologous to an oncogene found in a virus but which can induce transformation only after being altered (such as mutation or a change of context). Often, proto-oncogenes encode proteins that function to stimulate cell division, inhibit cell differentiation, and halt cell death. All of these processes are important for normal human development and for the maintenance of tissues and organs. Oncogenes, however, typically exhibit increased production of these proteins, thus leading to increased cell division, decreased cell differentiation, and inhibition of cell death; taken together, these phenotypes…

VIRUSES ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN CANCER (1)

Cancer may be described as any tumor arising from abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells that then invade and destroy surrounding tissues. Most of them are named after the organ or cell in which they start e.g. liver cancer, cervical cancer, skin cancer etc. Cancers are grouped into: carcinoma when they arise in the epithelium, sarcoma when they involve connective tissues, leukemia with origin in blood or bone marrow, lymphoma arising from B or T lymphocytes (white blood cells), myeloma originating from plasma cells, and central nervous system cancer when the cells of the CNS are involved. Cancer is a…