By: Norma Chew
Arthroscopy is a safe, minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to visualize, diagnose and/or treat problems in the joints. Such as, the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles. This procedure is most commonly done on the knee joint.The technique consists of a light...
By: Virginia Gaces
There are three types of blood specimens commonly used in the clinical chemistry laboratory. These are whole blood, serum and plasma. The type of the test determines which specimen should be used.Whole blood includes both the cellular elements and the plasma, so in vitro...
Siamese twins: Conjoined twins explained
By: Saphira Xenno
Firstly, the correct term for twins born in this nature is conjoined twins, not Siamese twins. The term comes from a pair of male conjoined twins named Chang and Eng Bunker born in 1811, who were perhaps the most famous conjoined twins of there time...
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By: Saphira Xenno
Most humans only use 10 percent of their brain. First off, what do we mean by ten percent? Do we mean that only ten percent of our brain tissue is ever active, most definitely not. It has been proven that we use all our faculties...
The Bigger Risk with Gastric Bypass
By: Juliemarie
No if you are only asking about surgery alone gastric bypass holds risks like any major surgery, and therefore like any surgery the safety and effectiveness of the procedure depend largely on the competency of the surgeon and the discipline of the patient. However unlike...
Understanding DNA structure
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), less commonly referred to as deoxyribose nucleic acid, was discovered in the 1800s by a Swiss biochemist named Miescher. In 1953, James Watson, Francis Crick, and Rosalind Franklin used breakthrough imaging techniques, specifically X-ray crystallography, to determine that DNA is double-stranded and...
By: Virginia Gaces
Venipuncture is the extraction of blood from the vein by using a syringe and a needle, while capillary puncture, also know as "finger stick", is the collection of blood by puncturing the palmar surfaces of the fingers, ear lobes, big toe (in infants,) with...
Gene expression explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Gene expression is the process by which proteins are made. Proteins carry out almost all of the essential processes of life as they include enzymes, transcription factors, and the cellular machinery. Proteins are often referred to as gene products because of the central dogma of...
By: Virginia Gaces
Venipuncture is a procedure that involves the extraction of blood from a vein making use of a syringe and a needle. This is done when the doctor wants to determine the levels of certain substances in blood to arrive at a correct diganosis.It is...
By: Darian Peters
Deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, is the molecule of heredity that contains the genetic code for generating and maintaining an organism. To understand an organism, how it functions, how it develops, how it evolved, and what diseases may befall it, etc. it helps to know what the...

 

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