By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Endoscopy is the technique in which a thin tube is introduced into the intestinal tract giving direct access to the physicians in order to visualize, obtain samples, perform therapeutic procedures as well as to do further tests on the patient. It has become an important...
The treatment and prognosis of encephalitis
By: Gioia Degenaars
Encephalitis occurs when there is irritation or swelling of the brain. It can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. This condition is more common in very young children and the elderly. The severity of the disease is determined by the symptoms that are...
What is bilateral symmetry?
By: Raven Carluk
Bilateral symmetry defines a characteristic people see every day, but never think about. Evolution almost demands that advanced, free-moving animals express this type of symmetry. Merriam-Webster gives this definition: symmetry in which similar anatomical parts are arranged on opposite sides of a median axis so...
An overview of obstructive pancreatitis
By: Evelyn Berger
Obstructive pancreatitis is a type of pancreatitis caused by a blockage of the major pancreal ducts, usually caused by scarring or a tumor, though there has been at least one case of the duct becoming blocked by an object- namely a migrated balloon gastronomy tube...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
ROADMAP is a large scale clinical trial. It is being conducted in 19 European countries. The acronym stands for Randomized Olemesartan And Diabetes MicroAlbuminuria prevention.The primary objective of ROADMAP was to evaluate whether the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) olemsartan medoxomil can prevent the...
An overview of the ROADMAP study
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The ROADMAP trial, or Randomized Olmesartan and Diabetes Microalbuminuria Prevention study, was conducted from 2004 to 2009 by clinical researchers in the United States, Germany, Japan, Poland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and England. The investigators examined and followed nearly 4500 type 2 diabetes patients at...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Viral vectors are tools used by molecular scientists to transport genetic material into a cell and make permanent alterations in the cellular genetic makeup. The process is called ‘transduction’ and the cells which are subjected to this process are described as being ‘transduced&rsquo...
Obese children have a greater risk of high blood pressure
By: Dolores Moore
Although no specific causes of high blood pressure have been identified, the medical profession as a whole considers that excess weight, smoking, alcohol consumption, life-style and poor eating habits are all contributory factors. Smoking and alcohol can be ruled out as causes in children, in...
By: Janet Grischy
Scientists are beginning to learn how to use retroviral vectors in gene therapy. Vectors are agents that carry infections and transmit them, like mosquitoes or deer ticks. Retroviruses can be vectors when they infect human cells. That is, when they cause infection, they can carry...
Forensic science: The body farms
By: Shelly Lange
Skeletal remains are found in a shallow grave near a river. Law enforcement personnel are present to take photos, gather evidence, collect the bones, take them back to a lab, and study the rate of decomposition. The Body Farm Thanks to facilities such as the...

 

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