Molecular Biology

  • An Introduction to Helpful and Harmful Bacteria

    We have a deep and long-term relationship with bacteria as our bodies, inside and out are swarming with these tiny microscopic cells. Some are friends others are foes. Which are the good guys and which types would do us harm? Find out in this guide...
    By Paul Arnold October 14, 2011 

  • The Role of Dopamine Agonists in Gambling Addiction

    A number of researchers have identified dopamine agonists as factors that contribute to gambling addiction. These studies may benefit people to overcome their addictive gambling habit.
    By Jason C. Chavis August 18, 2011 

  • Lassa Fever Spread by Multimammate Rodents

    Lassa fever—a viral, hemorrhagic fever—is endemic to West Africa. Known for less than 50 years, it affects some 300,000 West Africans annually.
    By VinceSummers June 30, 2011 

  • Gene Therapy: How Gene Therapy Could Cure Brain Tumors

    Gene therapy methods have had an 80% success rate in treating lab rats with brain tumors. Could the same success be duplicated in treating human brain tumors and brain cancer?
    By Sonal Panse June 27, 2011 

  • Information about West Nile Virus

    The West Nile virus was first documented in the West Nile province of Sudan, Africa. Since then, there have reports of infection from Middle East, Europe, west and central Asia, and North-, Central- and South America. Usual infection periods are between...
    By Balachandar Radhakrishnan June 27, 2011 

  • Cell Structure: A Guide to Cell Membranes

    Cells are highly organised and specialized structures. Their valuable organelles are protected by cell membranes. Find out more about these vital cell structures, and the role they play in transporting molecules.
    By Rishi Prakash June 27, 2011 

  • Function of Rennin Enzymes

    Rennin enzymes play an important role in helping young mammals digest milk. Rennin is also used as an industrial catalyst to make cheese.
    By Sonal Panse June 27, 2011 

  • Are Birthmarks Genetic?

    Stork bites, angel's kisses, and strawberry - these are all names given to birthmarks. So what are birthmarks and are they genetically inherited? Read on to find out more.
    By Balachandar Radhakrishnan June 27, 2011 

  • Protein Sequencing Methods for DNA and mRNA

    A variety of methods and techniques is essential to study protein sequencing, including mass spectrometry, Edman degradation and the natural processes involving mRNA. This leads to an improved understanding of life processes, enabling the synthesis of...
    By VinceSummers June 20, 2011 

  • An Overview of Parvovirus in Dogs

    Canine parvovirus is a member of the Parvoviridae genus, and can produce both cardiac and gastric symptoms in domesticated dogs and wild canids. It is thought to have mutated from the feline leukopenia virus. It is most common in young puppies where...
    By Ollie Hicks May 19, 2011 
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