Search for dissertations about: "Biomedicine"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 370 swedish dissertations containing the word Biomedicine.

  1. 1. Inflammasome polymorphisms and the Inflammatory Response to Bacterial Infections

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro university

    Author : Berhane Asfaw Idosa; Eva Särndahl; Anne Kelly; Bo Söderquist; Alexander Persson; Johan Bylund; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Bacteremia; Cytokines; Gene variants; Inflammasome; Inflammation; Innate immunity; Neutrophils; Meningitis; Neisseria meningitidis; Biomedicin; Biomedicine;

    Abstract : NLRP3 inflammasome; a key component of the innate immune system, can be activated by a number of pathogens and other threats of the body. Activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome triggers caspase-1 mediated maturationof IL-1β and IL-18. READ MORE

  2. 2. Molecular mechanisms mediating development of pulmonary cachexia in COPD

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro university

    Author : Vladimir Basic; Jorge Ruas; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; COPD; cachexia; atrophy; cigarette smoke; myogenesis; angiogenesis; Biomedicin; Biomedicine; Biokemi; Biochemistry;

    Abstract : Cigarette smoking (CS) represents the main causative agent underlying development and progress of COPD. Recently, involvement of CS in the pathogenesis of COPDassociated muscle abnormalities is becoming increasingly evident. Nevertheless, involved triggers and underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. READ MORE

  3. 3. Tumor Cell Targeting of Stabilized Liposome Conjugates Experimental studies using boronated DNA-binding agents

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Erika Bohl Kullberg; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Biomedicine; Liposome; EGF; HER-2; Targeting; boron; Biomedicin; MEDICINE Microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases Microbiology; MEDICIN Mikrobiologi; immunologi; infektionssjukdomar Mikrobiologi; Biomedical Radiation Science; biomedicinsk strålningsvetenskap;

    Abstract : To further develop cancer therapy, targeted delivery of cell killing agents directly to tumor cells is an interesting approach. This thesis describes the development of PEG-stabilized liposome conjugates targeting either epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) using its natural ligand EGF, or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) using the antibody trastuzumab. READ MORE

  4. 4. Genetic variation in the folate receptor-alpha and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase genes as determinants of plasma homocysteine concentrations

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitet

    Author : Anna Böttiger; Torbjörn Nilsson; Henrik Zetterberg; [2008]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Folate receptor-alpha; Folate; FOLR1; Haplotypes; Homocysteine; Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase; MTHFR; Polymorphisms; Pyrosequencing®; SSCP; VETERINARY MEDICINE Medicine; VETERINÄRMEDICIN Medicin; Biomedicin; Biomedicine;

    Abstract : Elevated total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and neurocognitive disease such as dementia. The B vitamins folate and B12 are the main de terminants of tHcy. tHcy concentration can also be affected by mutations in genes coding for receptors, enzymes and transporters important in the metabolism of Hcy. READ MORE

  5. 5. Zvinorwadza : Being a patient in the religious and medical plurality of the Mberengwa district, Zimbabwe

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Olov Dahlin; [2000]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; Patient; life-worlds; Mberengwa; Karanga; Zimbabwe; religious plurality; traditional religion; Christianity; African-initiated churches; medical plurality; traditional medicine; faith healing; modern health care; biomedicine; sickness; healing; placebo; nocebo; cooperation; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi; religionssociologi; religionssociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with patients in a rural area of southern Africa and poses these basic questions: What does it mean to be ill in this part of the world and what do patients' life-worlds look like? In order to find answers to these questions, an in-depth fieldwork was carried out through which I was able to study how patients reacted to illness. I followed twenty patients in their search of ease, of which ten were members of Chief Mataga's family, with whom I was staying. READ MORE