Questions about genetic testing continue to be a topic of high debate for ethical reasons and affect the scientific community.
Biotechnology encompasses the improvement and enhancement of organisms and has four major areas of application in the scientific and environmental communities.
Biotechnology has many uses and applications in the medical and health care industries and continues to provide improvements in the field.
Using genetic traits and traces, scientists are today able to rebuild possible replicas of what was surviving on the Earth before and from time to time.
We often visit a doctor for simple ailments like the common cold, but sometimes we run into a situation where we need to take many tests. Why do doctors order so many tests? This article explains the state of medical diagnosis today.
In olden days, chemical substances were used to enhance performance of athletes. When this was discovered, chemicals were developed to hide the performance enhancing drugs. Today genetic code has been broken, and it is possible to induct a synthetic gene which could enhance the competitive power.
DNA, the key to all organisms, resides in polymers and monomers, and its backbone is a form of SUGAR !
Few advances in modern science have been as controversial as cloning nor as debated as the ethics of cloning. This article looks at the debate, including the idea of human cloning and the ethical issues associated with this.
The Human Genome Project is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken in recent years. The Human Genome Project lasted 13 years, starting in 1990 and it’s completion in 2003.
The understanding of traits being retained or lost in populations in evolution is important, but what are the mechanisms that describe how traits stay or leave?
The ability to research DNA and RNA in the last century gave a boost to biomedical engineering and pharmaceutical drugs. When it was found that DNA and RNA are a major part of the human body’s actions and reactions, it set off a chain of theories and research.
Genomics may sound familiar, as if it were a novel or a movie. What is it exactly? Genomics is the study of genes, what constitutes them, its structures, how it is related to DNA, and whether or not it can be manipulated, thereby creating a new gene or modifying it to behave in a particular manner.
Biomedical Technology is the combination of three words which converge to form Biomedical Technology. These words are Bio(logy), Medical and Technology.
Mechatronics is the scientific word for the reverse engineering and/or copying of biological functions of an organism used in various appliances that today dot the landscape of living human beings.
Obviously, good grades in school and college are necessary, and it helps if you are from a biology background or a math or a computer school background. In fact, more emphasis is laid on a math or a computer school background, along with an incessantly questioning mind.
Macromolecular docking describes the way in which two very large molecules approach and interact with each other—in effect joining themselves—at least temporarily. Of prime importance in this maneuver is so-called “quaternary structure.” When the molecules are proteins, it is called protein docking.