Rabies is a fatal disease that requires serious medical attention. Ignorance of this disease can be deadly. Learn the pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of the disease.
Infections & Parasitic Diseases & Viruses
Infections and viruses are a common occurence. But, when is the flu, 'really' a flu? And when is a sore throat, a strep throat? Do ear infections always need a course of antibiotics? And, most importantly, once your doctor has identified your illness, what are the common treatments that are prescribed? Find out more about the many infections and viruses that afflict us including parasitic infections.
How do viruses reproduce? This article explains one of two strategies used by all viruses, the lytic cycle, so-named because it ends with the lysis of the host cell. The T-even bacteriophage, which preys on E. coli bacteria, is used as an example.
Ascaris lumbricoides infects about 1.27 billion people around the world, making it the most medically important nematode. Learn the biology of A. lumbricoides as well as the epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the infections that it caused.
Capillaria philippinensis has the ability to infect human and cause disease. Learn the epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of the disease caused by this parasite.
Epidemics and pandemics are a very real threat. According to a report from the Trust for America’s Health there are things we can do about preventing the spread of Infectious Diseases.
Also known as Darwinian medicine, this branch of the science looks to evolution to find explanations for why humans are vulnerable to disease.
In 2008, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier won half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their joint discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV. This article will go into detail about the way the virus works and how it progresses to AIDS.
Many people don’t understand what Aspergillus Niger is or how dangerous it can be. This overview provides a comprehensive explanation.
Protein interactions are highly dependent upon protein structure, and it is in the way in which the immune system functions that this dependency is most obvious.