The formation and role of chylomicrons in the human body
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Fat or its derivatives are generally considered water insoluble and human blood is a medium, which generally favors water-soluble particles. When a person eats a fat rich diet, the nutrients absorbed in the gut, which largely contain fats, have to be transported via the blood...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For many decades, scientists were looking for less invasive methods to detect cancer early and to monitor its progression following therapeutic interventions. The practice of biopsying the cancerous organ may not suit all instances especially when they appear in places such as in the lungs...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Malaria is a disease, which infects more than 300 million people all over the world and is estimated to be responsible for more than 1.5 million deaths each year. It is a tropical disease, which continues to haunt countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa than...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The Prostate is a chestnut sized gland which is made up of two lobes. This gland secretes a fluid which nourishes the sperm. The Prostate is located in front of the rectum, just below the bladder (where urine is stored). It is an important part...
The role of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes in malaria transmission
By: Dyana Hepburn
There are 460 recognized species of mosquitoes, of which only about 100 transmit the malaria parasite to the human being and only 30 - 40 transmit the most dangerous and deadly of parasites, the Plasmodium falciparum. The Anopheles gambiae mosquito is known as a vector...
By: Chelsea Padget
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common disorder affecting the prostate. The prostate gland is a walnut-shaped gland located in front of the rectum and right below the bladder. The prostate gland can be felt upon digital examination by a physician. One of the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In the past decade, scientists were baffled with the growing number of bacteria, which developed resistance to the common and sometimes high end antibiotics used to treat such infections. Although methicillin resistance among Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was first detected in the year 1961, there were...
Studies find genetic and epigenetic differences between induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells
By: D. Vogt
New studies at the Boston Children's Hospital, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and European centres may have found genetic and epigenetic differences between induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells, researchers have announced. Stem cells are a type of basic cell capable of transforming...
By: D. Vogt
The Philadelphia chromosome is a genetic abnormality frequently occurring in a specific form of cancer known as chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It is an extremely important discovery because Philadelphia chromosome-positive CML usually responds to a class of special chemotherapy drugs called tyrosine-kinase inhibitors, especially imanitib...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is also known as lateral gene transfer (LGT). Horizontal gene transfer involves the transmission of genetic material between distinct evolutionary lineages. It is the non-sexual exchange of genetic material between species. HGT is prevalent among single-celled organisms. Horizontal gene transfer was...

 

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