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New Drugs for the Treatment of RRMS and SPMS
31st Mar 2021
Introduction: Currently, there are six new drugs that are being assessed by clinical scientists and some of these drugs have entered or completed phase 2 level and phase 3 level clinical trials. Three of these drugs are oral drugs and they include Lanquinimod, Teriflumomide and Di-methyl fumarate. ...

Experiment to find Genes that are Regulators of cep-1
31st Mar 2021
Introduction: In my research project I am working with four different strains Caenorhabditis elegans. I have been performing a double mutant screen using an RNAi knockout library. Cep-1 is a protein that causes apoptosis due to DNA damage in the worm. The cep-1 protein is an ortholog of the human tumor suppressor protein p53, which is found mutated in many cancerous cells. ...

Use of DNA Technology to Reduce Tumor Size
31st Mar 2021
Introduction: Pfizer have developed a new drug that appears to reduce the size of specific tumors but are concerned about what effect the drug might have on normal tissue. Outline how you would use DNA technology to address this issue....

Study of Biological Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
31st Mar 2021
Introduction: The present study has two fold objectives: firstly the biological synthesis and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles by using the culture filtrate of a phytopathogenic fungus Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissl. (1912) (strain number: MAMP/C/51) and secondly, to find out the effect of these bio-synthesized nanoparticles in the polymerization of the HPMC particles as well as the characteristic features of the HPMC polymer....

Overexpression of BST2 is associated with Nodal Metastasis
31st Mar 2021
Introduction: Objective: Bone marrow stromal cell antigen 2 (BST2) was one of the proteins which were found related to tumor metastasis in our previous proteomic study. Now we want to examine its clinical role on the oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC)....

Sleep Apnea: Causes, Impacts and Treatments
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: Sleep apnea is a common and very serious sleep disorder that causes breathing to be interrupted, stopped or for it to get shallow. This disorder can affect anyone....

Patient Diagnosis and Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: Diagnostics: The anxiety screening I would perform is the SIAS (Social Interaction and Anxiety Scale)- A 19-item questionnaire which assesses cognitive, affective, or behavioral reaction to a social interaction in dyads or groups...

Lupus: Causes, Management and Treatment
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system recognizes areas such as joints and skin as foreign, and in response attacks the healthy tissue. This causes inflammation of different parts of the body....

Mechanisms and Therapeutic Potential of Biased Signalling Through GPCRs
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) comprise a 7 transmembrane-spanning protein family and are the largest and most diverse group of receptors in the human genome. They play an important role in many physiological processes, such as: sensing light, taste and smell, neurotransmitters, metabolism regulators etc...

Transmission and Virulance of Streptococcus Pneumoniae
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: A leading cause of death in the developing world, Streptococcus pneumoniae has been classed as the single most prominent Gram-positive commensal to cause community acquired pneumonia over a vast demographic of young children, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals....

Overview of Sickle Cell Anemia
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 1 in 13 African-American babies are born with sickle cell trait. They also believe that sickle cell disease occurs among 1 out of every 365 African-American births...

Pathophysiology, Causes and Treatment of COPD
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: This write up will aim to discuss the pathophysiology, causes and treatment of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), methods of diagnosis pertaining to lung conditions, and the relationship between smoking and lung conditions such as COPD and emphysema....

Literature Review on Prenatal Preeclampsia
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidities caused by pregnancy in both developed and developing countries. Postpartum preeclampsia (PPP) is a rare condition that occurs after delivery of a newborn....

Evaluation of Pain Assessment Tools
17th Mar 2021
Introduction: Osteopathic management emphasizes treatment should consist of conservative care, reassurance, patient education and time. Particularly for patients presenting with acute pain; outcome measures are a functional tool in assessing health status, the efficacy of treatment and predicting chronic pain...