The case of Vincent Liew: Uterine cancer in a man after kidney transplant
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Vincent Liew was a 37-year-old diabetic man from Singapore who waited five years for a kidney transplant. He had to go through dialysis three times a week and thought his wish for a more fulfilling life had come true when he received a kidney in...
What is the pancreas?
By: Tarek Musslimani
The pancreas is an important organ in the human body due to its role in the homeostasis of body functions. It has important functions that are related to the digestion process in the small intestine. In addition, it has an important role in the regulation...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bariatric surgery or in simple terms, the gastric bypass surgery is been performed at a higher rate for severe and dangerous obesity which do not respond to lifestyle measures, dietary changes and medications. As such, it is vital to know the complications and risks involved...
What is the kidney?
By: Tarek Musslimani
Anatomically speaking, the kidney is composed of millions of nephrons which are also the functional units of the kidney. Each nephron is composed of a glomerulus and attached to it are tubules. In the glomerulus of the nephron, filtering of the blood occurs and formation...
By: Terrence Aym
Some day in the not-too-distant-future you might need a new kidney, or perhaps a new liver. If you do, a doctor will be able to scan your DNA, enter some parameters into a computer and then 'print out' your new organ for you.Science fiction...
What steps need to be taken before a kidney transplant is considered
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Kidney transplant is a process in which a healthy donor kidney will replace a diseased kidney in the recipient. These transplants can be done through living donors or cadaveric donors and in case a cadaveric donor, the transplant has to be done swiftly in order...
Overview of physiology of the digestive system
By: Tarek Musslimani
The digestive system functions by degrading macromolecules that are ingested in the mouth to its basic constituents whether it is amino acids or glucose or fatty acids. It does this with the help of enzymes that are secreted in specific areas of the digestive system...
Structure and function of erythrocytes
By: Tarek Musslimani
Red blood cells, or as it is often called erythrocytes constitute approximately 99% of the blood cells. The other 1% being a mixture of white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells are obtained in a cellular differentiation process which involves several cell types. The...
Components of human heart sounds
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview: The human heart consist of four chambers which will alternate blood within these chambers throughout the cardiac cycle in order to receive blood from the rest of the body, oxygenate the received blood by sending it to the lungs, receive oxygenated blood from the...
Is human cloning dangerous or helpful to mankind
By: Drake Tae
Human cloning is a technology that can result in both positive and negative consequences. Deciding what is "natural" is an arbitrary decision made by different cultures. If we see a bird make an elaborate nest or bees make a fine, we call it nature. They...

 

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