Molecular Biology

  • C-Reactive Proteins

    C-reactive proteins are found in the blood and are present in large numbers during a period of inflammation. This makes the identification of normal C-reactive proteins synonymous with the onset of viral or bacterial infections.
    By Jason C. Chavis August 17, 2010 

  • Guide to the Structure and Function of the Golgi Apparatus

    The Golgi apparatus is a part of the cellular structure that assists in the modification and delivery of proteins and other macromolecules. Made up of flat membranes called cisternae, the Golgi apparatus also protects against cell destruction known as...
    By Jason C. Chavis July 29, 2010 

  • Mouth Bacteria. It's a Jungle in There

    Your mouth is a jungle, home to bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. When you open wide a fresh supply make their way inside. Most are harmless, taking advantage of the wonderful hospitality inside you. Let's looks at some of the many types of...
    By Paul Arnold July 22, 2010 

  • Getting Intimate with Three Types of Bacteria Helpful to Humans

    They get under your skin, up your nose, and all points in between. Bacteria are very ‘in’ to all your nooks and crannies as they thrive on and in the human body - and it’s a good thing too. Let me introduce you to three types of bacteria...
    By Paul Arnold July 5, 2010 

  • What is Gas Gangrene?

    Gas gangrene is a condition where anaerobic bacteria release toxins that cause tissue death, and if not treated can be fatal. It usually occurs at trauma and wound sites.
    By Paul Arnold July 5, 2010 

  • How do Aminoglycosides Work?

    Do you know how aminoglycosides work? If not, read on to learn more about them and how they work.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen June 29, 2010 

  • The Molecular Base of Obesity

    If you or someone you love is obese, but not because of the common causes, read on to learn more about the possible molecular base of obesity.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen June 26, 2010 

  • Finding New Human Mouth Bacteria

    Keeping your lips, tongue, teeth and gums company inside your mouth are millions of bacterial cells from about 600 different strains. Most are harmless, but they are not all known to science. Periodically, scientists embark on voyages of discovery to...
    By Paul Arnold June 24, 2010 

  • Is There Treatment for Flesh Eating Bacteria?

    Find out the answer to this, and other questions with our flesh eating bacteria FAQ
    By Paul Arnold June 16, 2010 

  • What are Anthrax Bacteria?

    Anthrax is the name of the disease caused by anthrax bacteria, though the correct name for the bacterium is Bacillus anthracis. There's more on this and other interesting facts about anthrax in this article.
    By Paul Arnold June 14, 2010 
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