Multiple sequence alignment studies of merA protein sequence

By Chandrika Kapagunta and Priya Chetty on May 28, 2018 No Comments

In the previous article, similar gene sequences of an established mercuric ion reductase or merA gene were identified. They were studied from the NCBI database using BLAST tool. In this article, the protein sequence of merA enzyme is studied with respect to its closely related sequences found in NCBI database, through Multiple Sequence Alignment (MSA).


Importance of statistics in randomised controlled trials (RCT)

By Avishek Majumder and Priya Chetty on May 15, 2018 2 Comments

Quantitative studies are those that rely on measures that can be represented by discrete numbers, such as age, weight or body temperature. Epidemiological studies too can be quantitative in nature. A quantitative epidemiological study can be broadly classified as ‘observational’ or ‘experimental’. It depends upon the extent of intervention by the researcher in the subject’s exposure or actions.


Epidemiology and public health challenge from emerging infectious diseases

By Chandrika Kapagunta and Avishek Majumder on May 14, 2018 1 Comment

In the last few decades, after the discovery of penicillin, a large number of these diseases have been controlled or eliminated. However, infectious diseases have a tendency to recur in a different population or region than before. This phenomenon is termed as emerging infectious diseases (EID).

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Importance of bioremediation and its future prospects

By Chandrika Kapagunta and Avishek Majumder on May 4, 2018 1 Comment

Bioremediation helps cleaning up polluted environments, including soils, groundwater, and marine environments. Such systems can include bacteria, fungi, algae and plant species. They are capable of metabolizing, immobilizing or absorbing toxic compounds from their environment.


Allergic factors responsible for Asthma

By Yashika Kapoor, Avishek Majumder and Priya Chetty on May 1, 2018 No Comments

For allergies, the risk factors can be divided into two broad categories, host and environmental factors. The interaction of different host and environmental factors is responsible for the phenotypic expression of allergies.


Therapeutic consideration and treatment of conjunctivitis, food and skin allergies

By Yashika Kapoor on February 26, 2018 No Comments

The allergic disorders present a wide array of manifestations in the humans, demanding unique therapeutic strategies. The previous article shed light on treatment strategies for lethal Anaphylaxis, allergic Rhinitis & Asthma. The ocular and skin allergies not only compromise the quality of life but also makes the patient self-conscious about appearance.