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The identification and quantification of gene expression levels have unveiled the complexity of many biological mechanisms within the cell. The widespread knowledge about cell transcriptome has been accomplished through the…
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 10:09

Five Ways Personalized Medicine is Evolving

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The human body is an amazing system of cells, hormones, and immune factors constantly engaged in complex and nuanced interactions. As medicine has advanced, doctors have discovered that people often…
Saturday, 23 April 2016 13:02

Bacterial Genetics

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Bacterial genetics is the subfield of genetics devoted to the study of bacteria. Bacterial genetics are subtly different from eukaryotic genetics, however bacteria still serve as a good model for…
Saturday, 23 April 2016 13:06

Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibody

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An acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody test is used to help diagnose myasthenia gravis (MG) and to distinguish it from other conditions that may cause similar symptoms, such as chronic muscle…
Thursday, 28 April 2016 21:18

Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is an enzyme that helps regulate blood pressure. An increased blood level of ACE is sometimes found in sarcoidosis, a systemic disorder of unknown cause that often…
Thursday, 28 April 2016 21:55

Cholinesterase Tests

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Cholinesterase testing has two main uses: It can be used to detect and diagnose organophosphate pesticide exposure and/or poisoning. It may also be used to monitor those who may be…
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 13:49

Neutrophil disorders and their management

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Neutrophil disorders are an uncommon yet important cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children. This article is an overview of these conditions, with emphasis on clinical recognition, rational…
In what could be a major step forward in our understanding of how cancer moves around the body, researchers have observed the spread of cancer cells from the initial tumour…
Monday, 17 October 2016 10:41

Status of laboratory testing for HIV

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Two years have passed since the CDC finally published guidelines addressing HIV laboratory testing and officially endorsed the “new” HIV laboratory testing algorithm. Although many had become aware of the…