By: Amelia Emery
Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissues of the affected individual. It was recently discovered as a disorder of its own in 2005 by geneticists Dr. Harry Dietz and Dr. Bart Loeys. Up until then, it was lumped together with another...
By: Alison Bowler
There are a number of genetically inherited blood coagulation disorders. Factor V Leiden is the most common of these seen in the United States. According to Factor V Leiden.org, it occurs in about 5% of the Caucasian population and 1.2% of the African...
By: Jennifer Boyd
A lot of emphasis was put on eye color years ago when it was thought that a blue eyed couple having a brown eyed child meant that somewhere along the line an affair had to have happened. Today you would be hard-pressed to find anyone...
By: Jennifer Boyd
What is chromosome 11? Human beings have 23 pairs or chromosomes in each cell. There are two 11 chromosomes - one from each parent. It is estimated that chromosome 11 contains about 1,500 genes that perform a variety of functions in the body, 150...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The discovery of Clopidogrel, one of the most widely used anti-platelet drugs, is perhaps the most important discovery made after aspirin in reducing the risk of platelet aggregation and blood clotting. Throughout the years, it has shown to be effective in preventing blood clot formation...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Clopidogrel is the generic name of an antiplatelet drug known by the trade name Plavix. This medication is used to decrease platelet aggregation, and by extension prevent blood clot formation, in the aftermath of a heart attack or stroke. Plavix also decreases the risk of...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Breast cancer is the second commonest cancer among American women and it is also the second commonest killer among all cancers in the same population. For most women, the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is around 13% while certain underlying factors such as the...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The human blood clotting cascade consists of a tightly regulated network of enzymes designed to contain damage to the blood vessels by means of coagulation, thus restoring vascular integrity. Briefly, when a blood vessel suffers penetrating trauma, blunt force trauma, or an internal rupture, the...
By: Patrick Sills
The following should seem quite obvious: Every human needs blood in order to survive. This complex tissue is a necessary element that travels through the body and carries out many different functions. In some people, molecules of antigens known as agglutinogens are attached to red...
By: Gioia Degenaars
Blood types are genetically inherited and come in four variations. The four blood types are A, AB, B and O. Blood types are inherited differently than other trains. Each individual receives one allele (a location on a gene that codes for a trait) from their...

 

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