By: Maffew James
Gene therapy is a brave new science that could change the face of history, and the grim fate of those born with crippling genetic diseases. It involves the manipulation of genes themselves, and as such, diseases that are caused by faulty or absent genes will...
Effect of serum uric acid levels on blood pressure
By: Effie Moore Salem
High uric acid, is a by-product of food metabolism, especially meat. Uric acid in the blood—hyperuricemia—may not exactly cause high blood pressure, according to the Mayo Clinic, but it may be a predictor of it. In other words elevated amounts have been found...
Effect of serum uric acid levels on blood pressure
By: Shaikh Mohammed Aslam Sharfuddin
The blood pressure of any individual is affected by a number of factors. Some factors like healthy diet and exercise have positive effects on blood pressure while other factors have negative effects. Serum uric acid levels are one of the contributing factors that affect the...
Role of the NMDA receptor in brain injury
By: Maffew James
Brain injury is a common problem in accidents involving trauma to a person's head, and as the brain controls the whole body, this can cause catastrophic effects on bodily function and condition. Science is still in the dark when it comes to preventing this damage...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Gene therapy is an emerging science which has enormous potential to cure genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia A and many other disease states. It allows the scientists the ability to manipulate the genetic makeup of a patient using a virus which has been...
An overview of autoimmune pancreatitis
By: Rina Rose
Autoimmune pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, the organ that aids in digestion. The pancreas is located near the stomach and small intestines and contains the Islets of Langerhans and Achinar cells. These two cells within the pancreas secrete hormones necessary for digestion. The...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Autoimmune pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas which takes place as a result of the body’s own immune mechanisms acting on its own tissues. It is a difficult disease to diagnose as it can closely resemble a pancreatic cancer both with its...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils form the backbone of the body's innate immune system. Although these white blood cells differ in appearance, abundance and longevity, they share some key features in common. First, all of these cells arise in the bone marrow from non-lymphocyte precursors...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Members of the toll-like receptor (TLR) family of transmembrane proteins are the central actors in innate immunity, the fast and immediate immune response to pathogens that invade the body. As of 2010, 11 TLRs had been discovered in humans. Foreign proteins, such as the bacterial...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Obstructive pancreatitis is one form of chronic pancreatitis and as the name suggests, it could be due to an obstruction of its own or the common outlets of pancreatic drainage. The condition is considered to be a continuous process with irreversible morphological changes. Thus, unless...

 

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