By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For many decades, scientists have been wondering how to tackle specific cancer cells without harming the normal cells in the human body. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and other modalities of treatment employed for battling the cancers did have its successes although many gave rise to side...
Types of targeted cancer therapies
By: Wendy S. Melton
Drugs that prevent the growth and spread of cancer by altering the way certain molecules and cells interact are called targeted cancer therapies. Targeted cancer therapies inhibit the growth of tumors and slows the progression of the disease throughout the body. They also boost the...
How to estimate the concentration of protein in cerebrospinal fluid
By: Ingrid Monteiro
This article describes a detailed protocol to estimate the concentration of protein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by the Pyrogallol dye binding method which was originally developed by Watanbe et.al. The reference to the original article is N Watanabe, S Kamei, A Ohkubo, M Yamanaka...
Advantages and disadvantages of kidney dialysis
By: J. Lang Wood
Kidney problems can progress to such an extent that the organs no longer perform the function of filtering wastes from the body. This build-up of waste products in the body can cause serious medical problems from high blood pressure, fluid retention and diminished red blood...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When the kidneys are no longer able to perform their task of producing urine and filtering out the toxic substances and other byproducts from the blood, it may be necessary for such patients to undergo an artificial filtering process known as kidney dialysis. Haemodialysis and...
Advantages and disadvantages of kidney dialysis
By: Viven Yeo
The kidneys filter and remove waste products from the blood. When the kidneys fail, waste products accumulate in the blood and result in high blood pressure, fluid overload, and eventually death. End stage kidney failure is dependent on dialysis. No one can survive without kidneys...
How technology will enhance the human species
By: Christyl Rivers
You are likely reading this on a device given you by technology. Human nature combined with natural components drive technology. Provided that people of earth all get the memo (and join earth rather than just beating her) more and more enhancement of the human body...
By: Ashley Smith - 638444
Kidney dialysis is a treatment that artificially replicates the behaviors of the kidneys. The kidneys are a vital piece in the renal system and the overall operation of the human body. Among other functions kidneys take part in the disposal of waste and excess fluids...
What are the two types of kidney dialysis?
By: Viven Yeo
The function of the kidneys is to filter blood and remove toxic waste products. The kidneys excrete the toxic waste products as urine. When the kidneys fail, toxic waste products accumulate in the blood and can cause death. Dialysis is a method of treating kidney...
What are the two types of kidney dialysis?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Kidney dialysis is a treatment that compensates for kidney failure. According to the National Kidney Foundation, dialysis is used when a person has lost 85 to 90 percent of their kidney function. The kidneys are important for filtering out wastes and maintaining blood pressure. Two...

 

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