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Oxidative Stress and the Neurodegenerative Diseases

Oxidative Stress and the Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases are debilitating conditions that impair motor and cognitive functions. Theory points to oxidative stress, an imbalance between the formation of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, as a potential cause. This imbalance can lead to neuronal damage over time. Oxidative stress may be linked to the plaques, tangles, and Lewy bodies observed…

Microbiome's Role in Combating Oxidative Stress

Microbiome's Role in Combating Oxidative Stress

Most people don’t realise that trillions of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes, called the human microbiome, live inside our guts. Scientists are finding that these microbes play a big role in fighting oxidative stress and related chronic diseases. Oxidative stress is implicated in nearly every modern human health condition. It is linked to many problems…

Could Monoclonal Antibodies Decrease the Efficacy of COVID-19 Prevention?

Could Monoclonal Antibodies Decrease the Efficacy of COVID-19 Prevention?

In the study and treatment of infectious diseases like COVID-19 and HIV, understanding the role of antibodies is crucial. These specialised protein molecules, produced by the immune system, act as the body’s defence mechanism. They enhance its ability to fight bacterial and viral invaders by preventing them from attaching to and harming human cells. For…

Long-term health impacts of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Long-term health impacts of SARS-CoV-2 infection

The global impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has been immense. While much has been discussed about the immediate symptoms and preventive measures, there is a growing concern about the long-term health impacts of the infection.  As the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves, the right research tools become critical for understanding transmission, mutations,…

Emerging Nucleic Acid Testing Technologies: A Comprehensive Overview

Emerging Nucleic Acid Testing Technologies: A Comprehensive Overview

Nucleic acid testing (NAT) has become an indispensable tool in many fields, including healthcare and Forensic Medicine. The ability to detect genetic material has allowed us to diagnose diseases, establish genetic relationships, and track pathogens. However, traditional NAT methods like polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can be time-consuming, labour-intensive, and limited in sensitivity.  The need for…

Uncovering Microbial Mysteries Using Sequencing Power

Uncovering Microbial Mysteries Using Sequencing Power

Microbes are all around us, yet much about them remains a mystery. Traditional methods provide only a limited view of microorganisms’ vast range and complex functions. However, new sequencing technologies are unravelling these microscopic mysteries. From antibiotic resistance to bioremediation, this growing understanding promises a resurgence in microbiology— and a safer, healthier future for all.…

Discover the universe within a blood tube with peripheral blood processing? 

Discover the universe within a blood tube with peripheral blood processing? 

Blood carries oxygen, minerals, and waste materials throughout the body. It is a complex combination of cells, plasma, and proteins that work together to keep you healthy. A single blood tube contains an abundance of information about our health and well-being. By analysing the different components of blood, we can learn about our blood cell…