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IsoSiM: Isotopes for Science & Medicine

IsoSiM: Isotopes for Science & Medicine

Today it’s not enough anymore to be an expert in just your own field you have to develop professional skills that allow you to take on leadership roles to present yourself well in the world. What companies such as mine are looking for: students who are much more well-rounded who have experience and can come […]

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Gaucher disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Gaucher disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Gaucher disease is an inherited condition characterized by insufficient levels of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, also called beta-glucosidase. It’s named for the French physician, Philippe Gaucher, who first described the condition. Glucocerebroside is a glycolipid, which is a molecule containing both sugar and fat, that’s included in the membrane of many different cells. Glucocerebroside is formed […]

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CMV infection after transplant

CMV infection after transplant

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is an enveloped double-stranded DNA virus that belongs to the herpesviridae family. It’s one of the most common viruses to cause severe infection in individuals undergoing transplantation of bone marrow or solid organs like the liver or kidney. It can affect almost every organ in the body resulting in encephalitis, retinitis, pneumonia, […]

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Pompe Disease | Glycogen Storage Disease Mnemonic for USMLE

Pompe Disease | Glycogen Storage Disease Mnemonic for USMLE

small auto=autosomal recessive sugar storage=glycogen storage disease acidic malt liquor=defective acid maltase acid maltase=α-1,4-glucosidase ice-sosomes=lysosomes large heart=cardiomegaly / HCM exercise intolerance / respiratory difficulty exercise intolerance / respiratory difficulty limb–girdle muscle weakness pink ice-osome=PAS+ lysosome

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Chronic Illness Awareness••My Story

Chronic Illness Awareness••My Story

Every single one of are faced with challenges in our lives and today, I am ready to tell My Story. My journey began when I was 19 years old. I had great health I was athletic, outdoorsy, energetic and very driven. I went to school at ASU full-time and I was on the Dean’s List […]

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Von Hippel-Lindau disease

Von Hippel-Lindau or VHL is a genetic disease that affects people of all ethnicities and is characterized by tumor development in the CNS, kidneys, adrenal glands and pancreas. Okay, the VHL gene is a tumor suppressor gene on the short arm of chromosome 3. It codes for proteins that degrade hypoxia-inducible transcription factor, or HIF. […]

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Regenerative Medicine at the Navy Medical Research Center

Regenerative Medicine at the Navy Medical Research Center

After finishing up at Walter Reed and attending morning rounds, I go to the Naval Medical Research Center to touch base with the basic science team. And they’re engaged in pre-clinical research, benchtop research, if you will. So I’ll meet with them and go over the projects and make sure everything’s on track. I serve […]

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