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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Mapping Chromosome 21 (Part 4 of 4)

Via By Kristin Leutwyler / Scientific American Continued from THU 07/30/2012 Also on chromosome 21 are genes that are as yet unidentified, but known to be responsible for five so-called monogenic … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mapping Chromosome 21 (Part 3 of 4)

Via By Kristin Leutwyler / Scientific American Continued from THU 07/26/2012 The group reports a sequence covering 99.7 percent of chromosome 21’s long arm, or 33.55 million base pairs. And within … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cardiovascular Systemic Circulation

Via Vascular Concepts The carotid artery is a major artery of the head and neck. There are two carotid arteries, one on the left and one on the right. From … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mapping Chromosome 21 (Part 2 of 4)

Via By Kristin Leutwyler / Scientific American But in fact, the chromosome 21 consortium–which included researchers from Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, England and the U.S.–found only 225 genes. This is a … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mapping Chromosome 21 (Part 1 of 4)

Via By Kristin Leutwyler / Scientific American The smallest human chromosome has so few genes, scientists are rethinking estimates for the entire genome. The journal Nature set an important precedent for … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is Laser Trabeculoplasty?

Via National Eye Institute / Facts about Glaucoma Laser trabeculoplasty helps fluid drain out of the eye. Your doctor may suggest this step at any time. In many cases, you … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

What Are Bone Grafts?

Via KNow Your Back Bone grafts are bone that is transplanted from one area of the skeleton to another to aid in healing, strengthening or improving function. Bone or bone-like … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment