Emma Lloyd

What is DNA and How does it Work?

Venture deep inside the nucleus to explore the structure and function of DNA. The molecule’s structure is key to its function and replication, and it controls its own replication and transcription in a way that is both simple and highly complicated.

What You Should Know About Proteins

Proteins are one of the major building blocks of life, without which there would be no life as we know it. Want to brush up on your knowledge of proteins? These articles will give you an insight into how and where proteins are made, what they do, and how they are used in science and industry.

Forensic Justice: Crime Fighting with DNA

Shows about forensic crime-fighting with DNA are a big hit on TV, but they usually skimp on the details. If you’ve ever wondered just how DNA profiling works, and how it’s used in the justice system, this collection of articles is a great place to start.

All About Human Genetic Disorders

Our genetic code is not without a number of mutations. We are either born with them or acquire them during life. While most are benign others can cause disease and genetic disorders. This guide explores the genetic underpinnings of many medical disorders.

Blood Tests used to Diagnose and Monitor Kidney Diseases

The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products and excess water from the body. Kidney function can be assessed via a series of blood and urine tests that show how efficiently the kidneys are operating. Kidney blood tests include blood urea levels and glomerular filtration rate.

Laboratory Tests for Herpes Simplex Type 1 Diagnosis

Several different test types can be used in the laboratory diagnosis of herpes simplex virus type 1. The best test to use depends on whether the patient has an active herpes infection, and how much time has elapsed since he or she was initially exposed to the virus.

Short and Long Term Side Effects of Zoloft

Zoloft is a prescription medication for mood disorders such as depression. It has some short and long term side effects that people should be aware of before they start using the drug. Read on for more information, and talk to your doctor about Zoloft or any other medication before taking it.