The role of the immune system in asthma
By: Cyndi Li
If you or someone you know has asthma, you’re well aware of how allergens in the atmosphere and other things can trigger an attack. Did you also know that your immune system may be a culprit as well? This article will explore the role...
The role of acetate in hangovers
By: Zain Arif
Hangovers are caused by drinking too much alcohol, although exactly what constitutes “too much” varies from person to person. The symptoms for a hangover typically start once the blood alcohol level drops significantly and has reached, or is close to, zero. According to a...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The most common polysomy involving the sex chromosomes is a disorder known as Klinefelter's syndrome. Klinefelter's results from the non-disjunction of one or more X chromomosomes during meiosis leading to an abnormal karyotype (chromosome number or structure). The majority of non-disjunction events are believed to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Infections are diseases caused by organisms which enter an animal host and colonize within the host tissues to initiate a pathological process. All human beings are susceptible to infections, though many such infections will resolve without any complications through natural means. Furthermore, once a person...
The role of acetate in hangovers
By: Michael Carroll
Veisalgi cephalagia sounds like a serious medical condition and, as researchers admit, there are more theories than studies, one with little hope. Nevertheless, it is a commonly experienced condition that can easily be avoided and, although there is no known cure, it doesn’t normally...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
As with many other forms of cancer, a major obstacle to successful treatment of leukemia is the emergence of cancer cells resistant to first line chemotherapy agents. In other words, the drugs used in the initial round of chemotherapy may fail to induce remission altogether...
Types of laminopathy
By: Blaise Pascal
Laminopathies are a group of genetic disorders that are characterized by mutations in the lamins of cells of the human body. Over 250 different mutations have been known to occur in the lamins and these kinds of mutations can lead to the development of over...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
How does the brain sense osmolality? Before answering this question, it is necessary to understand the meaning of the term osmolality as well as its implications for human physiology. In chemistry, the osmolality of a solution is defined as the number of moles of solute...
By: Amelia Emery
Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissues of the affected individual. It was recently discovered as a disorder of its own in 2005 by geneticists Dr. Harry Dietz and Dr. Bart Loeys. Up until then, it was lumped together with another...
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Diabetes mellitus is a group of common metabolic disorders characterized by increased blood glucose levels. They are caused by a complex interplay of environmental and genetic factors. In diabetes mellitus, increased blood glucose is caused by a decreased insulin (a hormone secreted by the pancreas...

 

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