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Factors affecting wound healing

29th March 2016

This topic describes in detail the various factors affecting the wound healing process using rollover animations. The intrinsic, extrinsic, psychological and social factors affecting wound healing are illustrated in detail with a number of examples. Printer friendly versions of the animations are also available along with a list of journal references. The resource was created […]

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Gene Testing

29th March 2016

This Unit looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such tests provide genetic information in the form of a predictive diagnosis, and as such are described as predictive tests. Pre-natal diagnosis uses techniques such as amniocentesis to test fetuses in the womb. For example, it is commonly […]

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Nucleic Acids and Chromatin

29th March 2016

This unit helps you understand the properties of nucleotides and how they contribute to secondary and tertiary structures of nucleic acids at the molecular level. You will learn about the different composition and roles of nucleic acids in the cell, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as […]

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Obesity: Balanced Diets and Treatment

29th March 2016

The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals, legislators and the media. This unit looks at the science behind obesity, examining the dietary, physiological and genetic aspects of the topic. The resource was licensed by Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales and can be downloaded here.

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