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Acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), also known as acute myelogenous leukemia, is a cancer of the myeloid line of white blood cell s, characterized by the rapid proliferation of abnormal cells which accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood c more


Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria , mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis . Tuberculosis most commonly attacks the lungs (as pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous syst more

Frank Macfarlane Burnet

Frank Macfarlane Burnet Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet OM , AK , KBE (3 September 1899 – 31 August 1985 ), usually known as Macfarlane or Mac Burnet, was an Australian virologist best known for his contributions to immunology . Burnet received his M.D. from the University of Melbourne in 1924 more

Enzyme inhibitor

Enzyme inhibitor protease in a complex with the protease inhibitor ritonavir . The structure of the protease is shown by the red, blue and yellow ribbons. The inhibitor is shown as the smaller ball-and-stick structure near the centre. Created from PDB 1HXW . Enzyme inhibitors are molecule s that more

Lung cancer

Lung cancer Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung . This growth may lead to metastasis , invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. The vast majority of primary lung cancers are carcinomas of the lung, derived from epithelial cells. Lung more

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