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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:17

How do you die from multiple myeloma?

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Multiple Myeloma: Early Death Common and Preventable Improved survival among patients with multiple myeloma is one of the most impressive cancer treatment success stories in recent years. A decade ago,…
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:28

Blood Eosinophil Level Predicts Severity of Asthma

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Asthma represents a significant clinical and economic burden to the US healthcare system. Along with other clinical manifestations of the disease, elevated sputum and blood eosinophil levels are observed in…
Saturday, 15 July 2017 11:00


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The major cells of the immune system are lymphocytes. Lymphocytes that are critical for immune reactions are of two types namely B-cells and T-cells. Both cells develop from stem cells…
Sunday, 02 April 2017 07:55


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Objective: To determine the ability of an organism to produce proteolytic-like enzymes (gelatinases) which break down gelatin. Gelatinase destroys (hydrolyzes) the gel and causes its collapse and liquefaction. Test Procedure1.…
Monday, 03 April 2017 18:28


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Objective: To determine the ability of an organism to hydrolyze the glycoside esculin to esculetin and glucose. Esculetin reacts with iron to form a dark brown to black complex. The…
Monday, 03 April 2017 18:51


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Objective: To test for the presence of the enzyme catalase. Test Procedure1. If the plate is refrigerated, it should be allowed to warm up to room temperature and then incubated…
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:00

Total Leukocyte Count (TLC)

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Total leukocyte count (TLC) refers to the number of white blood cells in 1 μl of blood (or in 1 liter of blood if the result is expressed in SI…
Thursday, 28 April 2016 21:26

Platelets Count

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Platelets Platelets, also called "thrombocytes", are blood cells whose function (along with the coagulation factors) is to stop bleeding. Platelets have no nucleus: they are fragments of cytoplasm which are…
Thursday, 28 April 2016 22:16

Red Blood Cells (RBC's)

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Size: 6.7 to 7.7 μ in diameter. Cytoplasm: Pink in color. The mature red blood cell is a nonnucleated, round, biconcave cell. Erythropoiesis: The main function of the red blood…