Basic Sc.

Pathological Basis of Disease - Robbins and Cotran
Basic Sc. Student Life

Recommended Books For MBBS Basic Science

BOOK LIST FOR MBBS BASIC SCIENCE Which Books to study ? We recommend – ANATOMY Textbooks: Human Anatomy Vol. 0,1,2 and 3 – B.D Chaurasia (Indian Writer) – Widely studied by medical students in Nepal Essentials of Human Anatomy – A K Dutta Clinical Anatomy – Richard S Snell Clinically Oriented Anatomy – Keith L Moore […]

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Anatomy

Clinical Anatomy of Clavicle

The slender S-shaped clavicle (derived from latin word clāvis meaning key) is the only direct skeletal attachment between trunk and the upper limb. Other names for Clavicle are: Collar bone Beauty bone Peculiarities of Clavicle: It has no medullary cavity It is the first bone to ossify in the fetus (5th-6th week) It is the […]

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Biochemistry

The golden era of genomics and its application in human diseases

    Background: Genomics is an interdisciplinary field of science focusing on the structure, function, evolution, mapping, and editing of genomes. The milestone discovery of the human genome sequence in early 2000 was the first step in understanding how the instructions coded in DNA lead to a functioning human being. We have slowly moved ahead and taken […]

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    Crohn's disease vs UC
    Pathology

    Crohn’s Disease vs Ulcerative Colitis : IBD

    Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD refers to a group of auto-immune disorders in which the intestines become inflamed. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are chronic inflammatory bowel disease which have relapsing and limiting course. The diseases have many similarities and it is important to differentiate them. Crohn’s Disease Ulcerative Colitis Most common site Terminal ileum […]

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    Progressing from Fasting to Non-Fasting Lipid Testing

      Dr Alap Christy*, Dr Abhik Banerjee*, Dr Kshama Pimpalgaonkar* and Dr Arnab Roy^ Department of Biochemistry*, Research & Development^, SRL Limited, S. V. Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai 400062, India Conventional lipid testing insists upon a fasting state; primarily due to influence of circulating triglycerides being responsible for assay interference and limitations of assays which have […]

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      Infections Microbiology

      Zika Virus -Brief Overview of Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Prevention

      Problem Statement Zika Virus was first identified in a febrile rhesus monkey in Zika Forest of Entebbe, Uganda in 1947. Between Jan 1, 2007 and 17th Feb 2016, a total of 48 countries and territories documented Zika Virus transmission. From Nov-2015 to Feb-2016, a total of 5280 cases of microcephaly was reported in Brazil, including […]

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      General Health Issues Microbiology

      Hepatitis C Genotyping: Therapeutic Implications

          The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a RNA virus belonging to the Flaviviridae family which causes viral hepatitis, a systemic infection affecting predominantly the liver and causing its inflammation and resulting in impaired liver function. The hepatitis C virus is a bloodborne virus and the most common modes of infection are through unsafe […]

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      Microbiology

      Hepatitis C Genotyping: Therapeutic Implications

      The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a RNA virus belonging to the Flaviviridae family which causes viral hepatitis, a systemic infection affecting predominantly the liver and causing its inflammation and resulting in impaired liver function. The hepatitis C virus is a bloodborne virus and the most common modes of infection are through unsafe injection practices, […]

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      Microbiology

      Microbiology of Rabies Virus

      Properties: Belongs to genera “lyssavirus” of family “rhabdoviridae” Bullet shaped Nucleocapsid shows helical symmetry ssRNA (single stranded RNA) virus Outer lipoprotein envelope contains protruding hemagglutinating peplomer spikes   Street and Fixed virus Comparison: Basis of difference Street virus Fixed virus Definition Freshly isolated viruses from natural human or animal infection that has not undergone any […]

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