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A recent article proposed a new way of analyzing patient serum as a means to broadly assess health status (see: Plasma protein patterns as comprehensive indicators of health). Below is an excerpt from the abstract: Proteins are effector molecules that mediate the functions of genes and modulate comorbidities, behaviors and...NEXT ARTICLE
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...