Monday, November 30, 2020
Understanding Knowledge Base

Latest articles in Knowledge Base

FBN1 gene, fibrillin 1

The FBN1 gene provides instructions for making a large protein called fibrillin-1. This protein is transported out of cells into the extracellular matrix, which is an intricate lattice of proteins and other molecules that forms in the spaces between cells.

The SERPINA1 Gene, serpin family A member 1

The SERPINA1 gene provides instructions for making a protein called alpha-1 antitrypsin, which is a type of serine protease inhibitor (serpin)

The Difference Between A Psychiatrist, Psychologist, and Psychotherapist

A High-level overview showcasing the differences and similarities between psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy,

Understanding Your Blood Pressure

More attention is given to systolic blood pressure (the first number) as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease for people over 50.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a fast and inexpensive technique used to "amplify" - copy - small segments of DNA to enable testing.

Blood, Types and ABO Testing

Blood groups explained, and how your blood works to provide life to your entire body. Understand donor compatibility and classification.

Antibodies and Antigens

Antibodies, or immunoglobulins, are proteins made by the body that help fight against foreign substances called antigens.

Serological Testing

Serological tests are diagnostic methods that are used to identify antibodies and antigens in a patient's samples. Serological tests...

Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT)

A nucleic acid test (NAT) is a technique used to detect genetic material (DNA or RNA) in analysed samples

Editors Choice

FBN1 gene, fibrillin 1

The FBN1 gene provides instructions for making a large protein called fibrillin-1. This protein is transported out of cells into the extracellular matrix, which is an intricate lattice of proteins and other molecules that forms in the spaces between cells.

Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT)

A nucleic acid test (NAT) is a technique used to detect genetic material (DNA or RNA) in analysed samples

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.