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The First Complete Molecular Structure of a Tetraspanin: A Family of Elusive Proteins

In this paper, we figured out the structure of this protein called the Tetraspanin, CD81, and the molecule adopts a very unusual shape in which the four parts that cross the membrane come in two pairs of two so that you get a V-shape, and within that V-shape, there’s a large cavity that can be […]

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What role does genetics play in colon cancer diagnosis?

Any disease, including colorectal cancer is a combination of the environment and sometimes, one might think that your diet plays a role I colorectal cancer as well as patient predisposition to the disease and in this case, cancer. And that means genetics so the disease is a consequence of the environment and the genetics put […]

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Pedigree Analysis – Part 2: Sex-linked Inheritance Patterns

Pedigree analysis: What are the patterns of sex-linked inheritance? In the previous Chalk Talk episode, we focused on autosomal or non-sex linked inheritance patterns. They affect any trait whose genes are located on autosomes. Autosomes are the chromosomes 1 to 22 of which two copies of each are present in males and females. Sex-linked inheritance […]

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Pedigree Analysis – Part 1: Autosomal Inheritance Patterns

Pedigree analysis – What are the patterns of autosomal inheritance? What’s the probability of inheriting certain genetic disorders? Pedigree analysis is usually quite helpful in answering this question. Fortunately, a thorough understanding of human genetics isn’t required to do so. Usually, an overview of classical hereditary suffices. We’d like to provide you with this overview […]

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Sleep Smarter | Sleeping Science, How to be Better at it, & Feel More Refreshed

In my first video, I showed you how to wake up early and not be miserable. Now, let’s get into the science of sleep so we can use that time more efficiently and wake up refreshed. What’s going on guys! J from MedSchoolInsiders.com. So, why is sleep important? You have all heard that you should […]

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Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene Discovery to Basic Biology to Precision Medicines

I think the festive atmosphere is telling. This is truly a– it’s truly an afternoon of celebration. It’s going to be– it’s going to be a great afternoon, because we’re celebrating– we’re celebrating the promise of science and medicine, a series of discoveries made by five relentlessly passionate, brilliant individuals, who have together changed the […]

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