Bad Honnef, Germany (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
The aim of the Repository for Biological Sciences Information including its' new Animal Disease and Disease Antibodies resources is to provide reliable information on various areas of scientific interest in a format that can be digested easily. The information is grouped according to interrelated sections and categories and presented in the simplest words and terms possible helping users understand the context of whatever topic information is searched on.
The Disease Section contains scientific information on any kind of disorder in the structure or function of a living organism. A disease is any kind of disorder in the structure or function of an organism, including humans, plants, and animals. Disease can be caused by external factors, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, proteins, prions, and infections. However, there are also diseases that are caused by dysfunctions within the organism’s body, such as autoimmune diseases. After inclusion of the two new categories, this section contains ten categories including Animal Disease, Disease Antibodies, Health and Disease, Heart Disease, Inflammatory Disease, Lesions, Liver Disease, Disease Resistance, Syndrome, and Viral Disease. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this section by subscribing to the Disease Section RSS feed.
The newly published category Animal Disease contains scientific information on any kind of disorder in the structure or function of living animals. Many animal diseases are caused by external factors including viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, proteins, prions, and infections while other diseases are caused by dysfunctions within the animal’s body, such as autoimmune diseases. Animal diseases include deficiency diseases, hereditary diseases, pathogenic diseases, and physiological diseases. When used in the context of animals, diseases are used to refer to any physical condition that causes dysfunction, pain, distress, problems, or death to the animal that is afflicted. Infectious diseases result from the presence of various pathogenic agents, which include fungi, bacteria, viruses, multicellular organisms, protozoa, and aberrant proteins called prions. Many animal diseases do not immediately exhibit symptoms during its incubation period but will produce signs at a later time. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to the Animal Disease RSS feed.
The new Disease Antibodies category contains scientific information on blood proteins produced by the body in response to a specific disease antigen. A disease antibody which is also known as an immunoglobulin is typically a large protein and is produced by the immune system to recognize and neutralize foreign objects that might do harm on the body, for example, a bacteria or a virus. The humoral immune system is directly responsible for the production of antibodies. Antibodies are produced by plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cells. There are two physical forms of antibodies: the soluble form secreted by the cell, and a membrane bound form attached to the surface of a B-Cell. The category currently contains over 3,400 articles including one on dot ELISA for detection of anti-cysticercus cellulosae antibodies in human cerebrospinal fluid using a new solid phase resin treated polyester fabrics, one on a comparison of the ELISA and agar-gel immunodiffusion tests for detection of foot-and-mouth-disease virus infection associated antigen antibodies, and one on dot immunobinding assay in comparison with ELISA for the detection of bluetongue virus antibodies in sheep. Website users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to the Disease Antibodies RSS feed.
The repository groups information in the natural sciences according to interrelated sections and categories that will help readers understand the context of whatever topic is searched information on. Each unit contains a definition composed in an understandable way and each item in these sections and categories contains up to 20 clickable tags.