By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, I will discuss ectopic secretion of hormones by malignant tumours in the body. The most important ectopic hormone secretion is due to Cushing syndrome and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone in addition to hypercalcemia. Usually Cushing syndrome is caused due to...
By: Katerina Nikolas
If the slightest ache or pain sends you rushing to the medical dictionary to confirm your suspicions that you have somehow contracted a deadly disease, then rest assured that you are actually unlikely to have one of the top 5 deadliest diseases. Science has made...
Is there a risk of spreading cancer to organ transplant recipients?
By: Drake Tae
Because of the unfortunate amount of cancer patients, there is a significant amount of data on many aspects of cancer as it pertains to organ donation. In simple terms, this means doctors know when organs can be safely donated or not. For example, a brain...
How an HIV antibody is made
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
When a pathogen or foreign agent enters the human body, the immune system responds in both a broad and specific manner. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the pathogen that causes AIDS, is no exception. The specific immune response involves the processing of the pathogen and...
By: Tami Port MS
Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles; a condition that can result from many different causes. The bumps, commonly called “hot tub itch”, occur shortly after spending time in a not-so-sanitary pool or hot tub, and are caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
Obesity is linked to an increased risk of fibromyalgia
By: Andrea Parker
Fibromyalgia has been a mysterious illness for quite some time. Years ago, many physicians even doubted that Fibromyalgia was "real." Now however, Fibromyalgia is accepted as a true, although perplexing illness. The cause and the cure are as yet unknown. However, recently a link...
Approaches to solving the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics
By: Bob Lloyd
Our traditional antibiotics are becoming less effective at fighting bacterial infections because they are evolving and becoming resistant.Bacteria multiply at very high rates which means that any mutations that occur, can be replicated in a very short space of time. If one mutation means...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: Barry Girolamo
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Genetic Scientists who have researched this terrible disease have concluded that HIV originated in west-central Africa during the late nineteenth century. The first diagnosed case of AIDS occurred in 1959. Anyone who...
What is the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is a global nonprofit organization comprising three consortia of HIV/AIDS researchers: the Neutralizing Antibody Consortium (NAC), the HIV Live-attenuated Consortium, and the Vectors Consortium. The mission of the Initiative according to the IAVI website is to “ensure the development...
The link between XMRV and prostate cancer
By: D. Vogt
XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, is a recently discovered virus known to infect a small percentage of the population. Although it is not associated with any particular illness, several studies have suggested that there may be a link between XMRV and chronic fatigue...

 

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