Category Archives: Medicine

RNAi Type Screens – Advantages and Disadvantages

What is RNAi Type Screening? RNAi, which stands for RNA interference, is a cellular-level process used in experiments for working out the function of certain genes. It was first discovered in small, transparent nematodes when the phenotypes of their genes were shown to lose function with the introduction of RNAi. There have been further studies… Read More »

How to Create a Vaccine

Vaccines are preparations which are created using the components of a disease, in order to protect against it. This is generally achieved by creating a non-harmful form of the virus or bacteria, which stimulates a recipient’s immune response against the disease, without causing them to develop any of the associated symptoms. There are a number… Read More »