Our bodies contains a lot of different proteins, each with their unique roles that are vital to our bodies functioning properly. Some work hard to transport substances, others are important for maintaining properly structure, some help send signals; regardless of their roles they work together in the body. This simple infographic introduces some of the main proteins in the body and the important jobs they have.
Proteins and the Body Proteins are an essential part of living organisms. They form part of the body’s structure and […]
There are three main proteins found in blood: hemoglobin, albumin, and globulin. These proteins are responsible for ensuring our bodies function properly; mutations of these proteins can lead to serious diseases.
Allergies are the result of an overreactive immune system that triggers many of the annoying allergy symptoms. Current treatments include medication, allergy shots, and home remedies. Fortunately, gene therapy is a promising potential treatment for allergies. This simple infographic summarizes the causes and treatment of allergies.
Many people suffer from allergies that gets worse during allergy season. Allergens can come in multiple forms – from dust to pollen to food. Allergies comes from an overreactive immune system that interacts with the proteins on allergens and triggers symptoms. Current treatment options consists of medication, allergy shots, and simple home remedies – such as cleaning the house, using humidifiers, and staying hydrated. Fortunately, there is recent research on gene therapy that may be able to help get rid of allergies once and for all.
There is a lot of controversy and ethical concerns regarding CRISPR. This infographic summarizes the major pros and cons of the CRISPR technology – how it can be used to benefit society and its potentially destructive capability. As with any technology, it used in the right way it can bring a lot of good.
This simple infographic summarizes the basic of CRISPR technology – what it is, its limitations, and its applications.
CRISPR technology refers to tools used for editing genomes by altering DNA and modifying gene function. It has been applied in the medical field to treat and prevent diseases, and in agriculture to improve crops. This technology is an improvement over TALENS and was adapted from bacteria’s natural defense mechanism. Unfortunately, it faces the limitations of efficiency, off target effects, and genome vandalism. It is also surrounded by controversy and ethical concerns.
CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology offers a lot of potential in medicine and agriculture, as well as, potential, other fields. This simple infographic offers a timeline of major events surrounding the development and use of this technology.
This simple infographic sums up 10 recent medical discoveries that can help revolutionize the medical industry. As technology continues to improve, researchers are finding new methods and gaining more insights to improve prevention, diagnostic, and treatment capabilities to improve well-being.