Schizophrenia

A schizophrenic patient at the Glore Psychiatric Museum made this piece of cloth and it gives us a peek into her mind. Source: By cometstarmoon – originally posted to Flickr as Embroidered Schizophrenia, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6420839 OpenStax Biology 2e Schizophrenia is a serious and often debilitating mental illness affecting one percent of people in the United States. … Continue reading Schizophrenia

Q&A: What Are M2 Macrophages?

M2 macrophages are considered “healers” compared to the M1 “killer” macrophages. M2 macrophages are recruited in wound healing and debris scavenging, but have also play a role in promoting tumorigenesis.M2 macrophages are characterized by their involvement in parasite control, tissue remodeling, immune regulation, tumor promotion and efficient phagocytic activity. Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/macrophages https://www.bio-rad-antibodies.com/macrophage-polarization-minireview.html Research Article: Macrophage … Continue reading Q&A: What Are M2 Macrophages?

H. pylori Inhibits Heat Shock Protein Production

Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325119.php#1 During stressful conditions, cells have the ability to produce heat shock proteins or HSP which function as a companion that play a role in aggregation, assembly, transport, and folding in proteins (Science Direct). New evidence suggests that cells also produce HSP which regulate the immune system when exposed to pathogens. Almost half of … Continue reading H. pylori Inhibits Heat Shock Protein Production

Oncogenes, Proto-oncogenes, Tumor-Supressor Genes

Source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2194516-we-dont-know-what-a-fifth-of-our-genes-do-and-wont-find-out-soon/ Campbell Biology The genes that normally regulate cell growth and division during the cell cycle include genes for growth factors, their receptors, and the intracellular molecules of signaling pathways. Mutations that alter any of these genes in somatic cells can lead to cancer. The agent of such change can be random spontaneous mutation. … Continue reading Oncogenes, Proto-oncogenes, Tumor-Supressor Genes

Research Highlights: Azacitidine and Venetoclax in Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Image Source: https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/acute-myeloid-leukemia/ August 13, 2020 Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have a poor prognosis, even after treatment with a hypomethylating agent. Acute myelogenous leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. A hypomethylating agent or demethylating agent is a … Continue reading Research Highlights: Azacitidine and Venetoclax in Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia