• DNA Molecular Biology
    Genetics,  Medical Technology

    The Many Uses of DNA Profiling: Forensics and Beyond

    DNA profiling is something we have all heard of, and we can thank popular TV shows such as CSI, Law & Order and Dateline for that. These shows and their frequent use of forensic tools to help solve crime have played a large part in society’s awareness of the revolutionary technique. Something people don’t often know however, is that the uses of DNA profiling extend far beyond crime and forensics. Developed in the 1980s, DNA profiling was revolutionary. It was initially created to assist in paternity and immigration cases, however after being used to help make a conviction in a high profile court case, its notoriety grew and it became…

  • Kidney Doctor
    Disease,  Health Literacy

    Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Kidney Disease

    Lifestyle choices such as excessive drinking and lack of exercise play a role in the development of kidney disease but, contrary to what many believe, some aspects of kidney disease may be hereditary. If there’s someone in your family with kidney disease, then you may be at an increased risk of developing the disease. Changes in daily habits can certainly affect risks of kidney disease, but levels of certain proteins in the body can also shed light on kidney health. New advances in medical research make prevention more feasible than ever before. Here are a few factors that impact an individual’s risk for kidney disease. Drinking Excessively The National Kidney…

    Medical Technology

    Total RNA Analysis and Isolation

    RNA simply stands for ribonucleic acid and is present in all living cells. It carries instructions from deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to aid in protein synthesis, and in some cases, RNA also carries genetic information. It is a molecule with a sequence of chains. The bases of RNA are Adenine, Guanine, Uracil, and Cytosine. DNA goes through a process called transcription in which RNA is formed, and has different types. The difference occurs due to the varying encoding of the gene. What is total RNA? Total RNA, in simple terms, is all the ribonucleic molecules that occur in a specific cell. Basically, all the types of RNA fall under this category.…

  • DNA Molecular Biology
    Disease,  Genetics

    The Basics of Molecular Biology

    Molecular biology is an important subject in Biology that involves the study of the interactions between different systems of a cell. It involves study of the interactions and interrelationships between DNA, RNA and Protein synthesis. Regulation of all these interactions is very important and molecular biologists study these as they perform various experiments and molecular tests.

  • Orange Juice Healthy Diet
    Beauty,  Diet,  Genetics

    30 Days To A Healthier You

    A lot can be achieved in 30 days. This is precisely the reason why 30-day fitness challenges are extremely popular. You must have come across so many successful programs that promise you a way to get slimmer, stronger, flatter abs, better butt in 30 days isn’t it? So a diet program that lasts just 30 days and gives you a way to be healthier is interesting too. That is precisely what the Whole30 diet is all l about. What happens in 30 days? 30 days is neither too long nor too short. But during these days, you have to commit to: Eating healthy for the entire duration – there are…