Adipose tissue, better known as fat, is much more than a simple energy reservoir in our body. Future physicians must understand the various forms it takes and its impact on health and disease. One of the most important aspects...
Lipoproteins are considered complex molecules that have a central core that contains cholesterol esters and triglycerides, which in turn are surrounded by free cholesterol, phospholipids, and apoliproteins. Their functions include: absorption and transport of dietary lipids and transport of...
Heart murmurs are abnormal sounds heard during a heartbeat cycle and can indicate various underlying cardiac conditions. These murmurs are often classified based on their timing within the cardiac cycle, their intensity, and quality (Figure). Systolic murmurs occur between...
Two new events addressing the role of women both in healthcare and in clinical research are remotely taking place as an initiative within the Colaborative Online International Learning Project (COIL) entitled Women's Empowerment in Science and Healthcare. This project,...
Xenotransplantation, a term denoting the transfer of non-human cells, tissues, or organs into humans for medical purposes, has emerged as a potential solution to the persistent shortage of organs available for transplantation. In the United States alone, an alarming...
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