Portfolio Category: Medicine

Virus Infection Dynamics

A virus infects by attacking a host cell and using the cell’s support structure to propagate.  One way the immune system responds is by deploying cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL) that essentially kill the infected cell and limit the ability of the virus to make copies.  The CTL must be able to recognize an infected cell either…
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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, kills about 610,000 people per year in the United States and this represents about 25% of deaths.  People are not born with the disease, but due to inherited traits such as sex and race, and due to environmental factors, some people in the population develop…
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