Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT): past to present and beyond
Aaron Logsdon Abbreviations BBB, Blood brain barrier; DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane; DRC, the Democratic Republic of the Congo; HAT, Human African Trypanosomiasis; NECT, nifurtimox-eflornithine combination therapy; NTD, neglected tropical disease; ODC, ornithine decarboxylase; VSG, variant surface glycoprotein Glossary antigen, antigenic variation, arsenic, asymptomatic, clinical trial, dementia, drug, drug resistance, energy metabolism, endemic, epidemic, fever, host, […]
The use of Stem Cells in Modern Medicine
Lovisa Lindquist Abbreviations CNS, central nervous system; ESC, embryonic stem cell; FDA, Food & drug administration; HLA, human leukocyte antigen; HSC, hematopoietic stem cell; ICM, inner cell mass; iPSC, induced pluripotent stem cell; IVF, in vitro fertilization; MS, multiple sclerosis; MSC, mesenchymal stem cells; SC, stem cell Glossary Adipose tissue, Amniotic sac, Antigen, Autoimmune […]
What is phage therapy and could it be used as an alternative to antibiotics?
Sam Jarada Glossary bactericidal, bacteriostatic, capsid, cell wall, DNA gyrase, dosage, dysentery, efficacy, enzyme, microbiome, lipid, lysis, lytic, nucleic acid, pathogenic, placebo, RNA, transcription, translation Introduction Phage therapy is a type of treatment that makes use of bacteriophages (phages), (a type of virus that only infect bacteria). Phages are composed of a nucleic […]
Genomics: The Advent of Preventative Medicine?
Olivia Crossley Glossary Amniocentesis, Cell, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Chorionic villus sampling, Chromosome, COVID-19, CRISPR-Cas9, Cystic fibrosis, DNA, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Etiology, Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Gene, Genetic Counselling, Genetic Testing, Hemophilia, Leopard syndrome, Mucopolysaccharidosis type I, Noncoding DNA, Parkinson’s disease, Pharmacogenomics, Phenylketonuria, Precision Medicine, Prenatal testing, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder, Spinal Muscular Atrophy What is […]
What is CAR-T cell therapy?
Seema Bachoo Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that makes use of a patient’s own immune system to target and destroy cancer cells, with the aim of eliminating cancer from the body. There are several different types of immunotherapies. Cytokine-based immunotherapies harness the power of cytokines, which are soluble proteins that stimulate and […]