By: Phyllis Logie
The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system which is a walnut sized gland that is in two sections, enveloped by a thin outer layer of tissue. The prostate gland is situated in front of the rectum and just below the bladder, surrounded...
By: Rebecca Mikulin
Subchondral sclerosis is one of the myriad complications of osteoarthritis. Simply put, subchondral sclerosis is the hardening and/or thickening of the layer of bone that is directly under the cartilage in joints. This is identified through X-rays or other imaging diagnosis along with tests for...
By: Jennifer Boyd
For those who have never had cancer or have never had someone close to them have this dreadful disease, it is hard to understand what radiation therapy is and how it is used to fight cancer. The National Cancer Institute describes radiation therapy as using...
By: Norman Green
Bones are like any other part of the human body, they can be affected by disease. Human bone diseases may be hereditary, caused by infection, caused by a chemical imbalance in the body, or may be a form of cancer. There are also a number...
Human bone diseases
By: Mark G Weller
The Human Skeleton The human skeleton consists of many fused and individual bones. It serves as the framework, which anchors muscles, and protects organs such as the brain, heart and lungs. The biggest bone in the body is the femur in the thigh and the...
Types of laminopathy
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The laminopathies are genetic conditions caused by mutations that affect the lamins, particularly lamin A/C, which is encoded by the LMNA gene. The lamins make up the protein matrix adjacent to the inner nuclear membrane in the nuclear envelope. Mutations in the LMNA gene destabilize...
By: Blaise Pascal
Von Hippel-LIndau disease (VHL) is a rare and inherited condition where abnormal tumor growths occur in various parts of the body. Different types of tumors may grow in different areas but commonly occur where a large number of blood vessels are present. The areas where...
Treatment of Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
By: Cyndi Li
Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome, named for the two doctors who discovered the syndrome, affects one in every 32,000 children born in the United States of America alone. The disease causes the infected person to produce tumors in areas of their body which contain large...
Types of laminopathy
By: Blaise Pascal
Laminopathies are a group of genetic disorders that are characterized by mutations in the lamins of cells of the human body. Over 250 different mutations have been known to occur in the lamins and these kinds of mutations can lead to the development of over...
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Diabetes mellitus is a group of common metabolic disorders characterized by increased blood glucose levels. They are caused by a complex interplay of environmental and genetic factors. In diabetes mellitus, increased blood glucose is caused by a decreased insulin (a hormone secreted by the pancreas...

 

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