Dobyns, who is also a University of Washington professor of pediatrics. The defects we found occur in the only two actin genes that are expressed generally in most cells, he said. Gene expression is akin to a menu for conditions like embryo advancement or healing from an injury. The correct combination of genes should be expressed at the right time to allow proper development. Unusual expression of genes can result in a malformation or defect. Birth defects associated with both of these genes also appear to be quite severe, said Dr.How should she become managed? What administration or investigation is suitable? How long can, or should, I allow this to be on before I act? Is a vaginal swab indicated and will the result matter? Should I deal with her with antibiotics anyway empirically? Should she be referred for colposcopy?
3D structure of enzyme helps defend against bacteria An important weapon in the body's fight infection has enter into sharper view. Experts at Princeton University have discovered the 3D structure of an enzyme that cuts to ribbons the genetic materials of viruses and helps defend against bacteria.