By: Amelia Emery
The genetic disorder known as trisomy 11 occurs when an extra copy of chromosome 11 exists in every cell of an individual’s body. Chromosome 11 is an important part of the human genome and consists of 1,500 genes that represent 4-4.5% of...
By: Amelia Emery
Deafness-dystonia-optic-neuronopathy syndrome (DDON), also known as Mohr-Tranebjaerg syndrome, is a disorder that causes progressive loss of hearing, visual acuity, and neurological control of the body’s actions as well as behavior. This syndrome is found exclusively in males as it is caused by a mutant...
By: Gioia Degenaars
When an egg meets a sperm (or gametes), a delicate symphony of genetic information is fused. Half of that genetic information is given by the maternal parent and the other half is given by the paternal half. The gametes must be as perfect as possible...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Huntington's disease (HD) is a central nervous system disorder marked by a progressive loss of motor control; involuntary movements of the upper body (sometimes called chorea because these tics vaguely resembles dancing); followed by autonomic dysfunction, dementia, and eventually death. In most cases, death occurs...
Why the lymphatic system is important for the human body
By: Caroline St Clare
The lymphatic system is an essential, but often overlooked, internal bodily function that works ceaselessly and imperceptibly to keep the body healthy. It’s often only when something goes wrong with the lymphatic system that we become aware of the important part it plays in...
Six kinds of amino acids and the functions they serve to the human body
By: Blaise Pascal
There are around 20 major amino acids that are important to the body as well as hundreds of minor amino acids. These amino acids keep the body healthy and deficiency in just a single amino acid can lead to problems. The major amino acids, as...
Role of different components of food in the human body
By: Caroline St Clare
The body requires a wide range of food in order to function properly and meet all its nutritional needs. By including food from each of the main groups, such as fruit and vegetables, dairy, fish, lean meats, whole grains, pulses and healthy oils, you’ll...
By: Michael John- Anyaehie
What is Campylobacter? Campylobacter is an infectious disease that is the leading cause of bacterial diarrheal illness and can be found everywhere. Campylobacter organism can cause illness in both humans and animals. The specie of Campylobacter responsible for most human illness cases is the Campylobacter...
The functions of selenium in the body
By: Caroline St Clare
Selenium is a mineral which is found naturally in many foods. Its powerful antioxidant properties can help boost the immune system and may also help prevent cancer. The importance of the functions of selenium in the body are becoming increasingly well recognized, particularly the role...
By: Devon Begg
As everyone knows, blood is vital to human life. The average adult needs 5-6 litres of it, of which 45% is made up of blood cells. The cells are produced by a hemocytoblast cell (some call it a mother cell) in the red marrow portion...

 

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