Estradiol's role in the human body
By: Eileen Eva
Estradiol also known as E2, oestradiol or 17β-estradiol is a naturally occurring hormone synthesized in large quantities in women and low amounts in men. In women, it is the predominant sex hormone while in men it is formed as an active metabolic product of...
By: Gulrukh Tausif
“Smoke that cigarette and you might die faster than you think!” This is not some anti-smoking slogan trumped up to scare the tobacco users. It is in fact the findings published in Chemical Research in Toxicology, one of 38 peer-reviewed scientific journals published...
By: Amelia Emery
Humans have been getting infected by viruses since the dawn of human evolution. For thousands of years, small pox, influenza, polio, herpes and human papiloma virus have been a huge part of human existence. But it has only been in the last one hundred years...
By: David Braybrooke
Strictly speaking, a urethral stricture occurs when the urethra narrows, caused by disease or an injury; the urethra being the bodily tube that joins the urinary bladder to a person's genitals - the draining system for urine to exit the body. Problems may be experienced...
Scientists trying to clone and resurrect extinct mammoth
By: A.W. Berry
Mammoths, the extinct pre-historic elephant like beasts, may live again if a scientist in Japan successfully clones the DNA of frozen mammoth cells. The reason why Dr. Akira Iritani, the scientist leading this project, thinks the cloning is possible is because it’s been done...
How clinical genetics can improve your health
By: Effie Moore Salem
Clinical genetics, from a patient's standpoint, means that the professional team caring for a patient may be aware of a genetic possibility, and that they have the ability to apply it in diagnosing and in treatment. This is important and it will help the patient...
By: Matt Bird
DNA fingerprinting is, typically, a science relegated to humans - or so most people would believe. Found in criminal forensics shows like CSI, Dexter, Law & Order and Bones, DNA fingerprinting is, to the popular imagination, strictly used as a method of separating the good...
By: Matt Bird
Though they're perhaps not as well known publicly as, say, the names of viruses or diseases, inclusion bodies are nevertheless an important component of human health - or, that is, the lack thereof. Typically appearing part and parcel with viruses and diseases, inclusion bodies are...
By: D. Vogt
Drosophila melanogaster, or the common fruit fly, has made a most uncommon contribution to modern science. Thanks to its rapid life cycle and versatile genetic code, it is one of several key model organisms used in laboratories to run multi-generational experiments on genetic manipulation and...
Caenorhabditis elegans: Genomic similarities to humans and their importance in the study of gene function
By: D. Vogt
Caenorhabditis elegans is a species of nematode, or roundworm, which grows to about 1 millimetre (less than 1/16th of an inch) long. It is one of the simplest known animals to possess a nervous system, which makes it a useful model species for standing a...

 

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