By: David Thackston
Recently Susheel K. Gunaseker, a student at NYU Poly's Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences Department, made a keen observation while conducting an experiment. Much like the discovery of penicillin, one experiment with unpredicted results has yielded a wealth of information and an incredible potential...
By: Viven Yeo
Hurler syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects young children between 6 months and 2 years old. Their development is stunted so that they are short for their age, and these children have mental retardation and learning disabilities. Children with Hurler syndrome also experience many...
By: Viven Yeo
Lysosomes are membrane-bound organelles within cells. They contain enzymes that degrade unwanted proteins, fats and sugars. Lysosomal storage diseases are genetic diseases that result in defective lysosomal enzymes. A mutation in the gene that codes for a particular enzyme results in a dysfunctional enzyme. The...
By: Heather Brennan
Lysosomes are organelles within the cell that contain hydrolytic enzymes which digest waste material within the cell. They occur in almost all eukaryotic cells. There are more than 40 different enzymes in a lysosome, each critical to the removal of specific waste products. Unfortunately, when...
Causes and symptoms of Hurler syndrome
By: Roma Lightsey
Hurler syndrome is one of several storage disorders in which the body lacks a particular enzyme needed to metabolize a substance, such as sugar. The substance builds up in the body and causes harm to organs and tissues. Hurler’s syndrome is also known as...
By: Heather Brennan
Hurler’s disease is one of over 40 different lysosomal storage diseases. These diseases are the result of mutated genes that affect the hydrolytic enzymes found in the lysosomes of cells. This organelle is responsible for the digestion of cellular waste. Malfunctioning or deficient enzymes...
Study: High fructose corn syrup promotes liver damage
By: Terrence Aym
Global health activists have warned about the inherent health dangers from the daily consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for many years. Numerous studies have linked the artificial derivative from corn to an array of maladies including diabetes and organ damage. The human organ...
IBM supercomputer to hunt for cancer cure
By: Terrence Aym
In the past, supercomputers have crunched trillions of numbers seeking to expose the mysteries of cosmology, quantum mechanics, the vagaries of the weather and climate, new forms of aerodynamic flight, exotic substances for materials science applications, and a host of other whizbang-geewhiz breakthroughs.Now venerable...
Genetic screening issues
By: John Traveler
Genetic screening is a hard cold reality that every American, indeed, every human being should be concerned about. There are plenty of issues surrounding genetic screening to be considered, but there is one above and beyond all other that is most crucial to life liberty...
Is the appendix a useful organ?
By: Sun Meilan
The appendix is a small, worm-shaped organ that lies at the junction of the small and large intestine. Its purpose has long been debated, with many medical experts suggesting that it has no use at all, while others believe it may store ‘good’ bacteria...

 

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