How clinical genetics can save money for the health industry
By: Hannah Russell
As the field of genetics becomes more and more defined and much more advanced, the world of clinical genetics is becoming larger as well. Clinical genetics is the medical applications of human genetics. This can include, but is not limited to gene therapy, personalized medicine...
What is the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is a global nonprofit organization comprising three consortia of HIV/AIDS researchers: the Neutralizing Antibody Consortium (NAC), the HIV Live-attenuated Consortium, and the Vectors Consortium. The mission of the Initiative according to the IAVI website is to “ensure the development...
Parts of the circulatory system
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The circulatory system is responsible for the distribution of blood throughout the body. The system mainly consists of the vessels responsible for this flow and the heart, but when looking at the function of the system, other parts can be identified. Blood The essence of...
Synovial joints: Structure and function
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The skeletal system consists of bones joined together at joints. Most of the joints in the human body articulate; that is, they are capable of movement. Also known as diarthroses, the synovial joints consist of various types of connective tissue that hold and cushion the...
By: Lynette Alice
Tommy John surgery is a surgical procedure which is used to repair the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). The ulnar collateral ligament is located on the inside of the elbow joint which is why the procedure is most commonly associated to athletes, particularly baseball pitchers. The...
A look at health risks associated with the overuse of heartburn blockers
By: John Traveler
Heartburn is a symptom most people will experience sooner or later in life. In most cases the onset of occasional heartburn will correspond to something eaten and a simple antacid will settle down the gastrointestinal upset. When heartburn becomes a more chronic problem, a type...
A look at health risks associated with the overuse of heartburn blockers
By: Judith Willson
Heartburn can drive you to distraction. Acid comes up from your stomach towards your chest and this is exactly how it feels. While not normally life threatening, heartburn is extremely painful and the burning can make it impossible to concentrate on anything else. Thankfully there...
The link between XMRV and prostate cancer
By: D. Vogt
XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, is a recently discovered virus known to infect a small percentage of the population. Although it is not associated with any particular illness, several studies have suggested that there may be a link between XMRV and chronic fatigue...
The controversial link between XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome
By: D. Vogt
XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, is a newly discovered gammaretrovirus which some medical researchers believe might be behind certain cases of prostate cancer as well as chronic fatigue syndrome. Since the possible link between XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome was first identified in...
Function of heart ventricles
By: Clare Yap - 500984
The heart is arguably the most important organ in a person's body. Indeed, it is the first organ to start working - the human heart starts beating 21 days after conception. Without the heart transporting blood around the body, tissues and cells would be unable...

 

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