A New Signaling Pathway in Diamond Blackfan Anemia

Sriya Kudaravalli Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) is blood disease in which the bone marrow malfunctions and fails to make enough erythrocytes, or red blood cells. Inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, DBA affects approximately five to seven million infants globally, and about half of the DBA patients possess physical abnormalities, such as microcephaly, hypertelorism, Ptosis, micrognathia, webbed neck, absent thumbs, cataracts, and glaucoma. In addition, affected patients have an increased risk of developing acute myeloid […]

Innovative New Technology Attempting to Reduce Hospital Associated Infections

Kenneth Trang Introduction Today, the modern American is more likely than ever before to visit a hospital, local doctor, or any healthcare provider. In fact, 83% of Americans (268 million) visited a healthcare professional in 2015 ((Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2015)). However, while hospitals do have general health benefits, visiting one exposes patients to a new risk: healthcare associated infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections. […]

The Retrospective Overview on Bioengineering Application of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell

Min Jae Kim Keywords: iPS Cell, ES cell, Regenerative Medicine, Bioengineering, Organ Transplant, Stem Cell, Yamanaka Shinya, disease model Abstract The creation of the first Induced-Pluripotent Stem cell (iPS cell) from mice fibroblast cells in 2006 was promising. Subsequently in 2007, attempt to induce adult human fibroblasts into IPS cell was successful (Takahashi et al., 2007), thus opening its universal application into regenerative medicine. From this innovation, the continuous studies have allowed the iPS cell […]

Mela-NO-More: Fighting Cancer with Immunotherapy

Author:¬†Anika Markan Introduction: In 2017, approximately 87,110 new cases of ¬†melanoma will be diagnosed and about 9,730 people are expected to die of melanoma. For the past 30 years, the rates of melanoma have been rising (Key Statistics for Melanoma Skin Cancer 1). There are many new treatments being discovered to treat melanoma everyday. Among the most common cancer treatments are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy that targets growing cancer […]