AT HOME WITH INYAN February 21, 2018 BY ALEX GANS "Good morning. This is a nurse at the emergency room of Moses Taylor Hospital calling. We wanted to let you know the police brought your father in during the night.”  So began [...]

2018-05-17T12:18:28-05:00March 28th, 2018|Health News, Uncategorized|

Skipping Breakfast Linked to Increased Atherosclerosis

NEWS > MEDSCAPE MEDICAL NEWS Liam Davenport October 05, 2017   MADRID, SPAIN — Going without breakfast in the morning is associated with a substantially increased risk of developing subclinical atherosclerosis, a new observational study shows[1]. The findings provide support for previous reports [...]

2018-03-13T10:05:16-05:00March 13th, 2018|Health News|

Monoclonal Antibodies for Emerging Infectious Diseases — Borrowing from History

Panel A shows early techniques to collect polyclonal serum from individuals recovering from disease after infectious virus is cleared and antibody response has been generated. Panel B shows monoclonal antibody isolation from mice, using antigen introduction into mice, collection of B cells from mouse spleens, and production of fully mouse, antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies. Panel C shows a technique for isolation of monoclonal antibodies from humans, using antigen introduction (through natural infection or immunization), collection of immune cells from peripheral blood or lymphoid tissue, selection of B cells expressing antibodies of interest (e.g., using flow cytometry), and production of fully human, antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies. Panel D shows polyclonal antibodies binding diverse regions or epitopes on the virion, whereas Panel E shows monoclonal antibodies representing a single antibody that targets a single epitope.

2018-03-08T17:19:30-05:00March 8th, 2018|Health News|