High resolution sonography: a new technique to detect nerve damage in leprosy

submitted by: drsumanjain
Background Leprosy is the most common treatable peripheral nerve disorder worldwide with periods of acute neuritis leading to functional impairment of limbs, ulcer formation and stigmatizing deformities. Since the hallmarks of leprosy are nerve enlargement and inflammation, we used high-resolution sonography (US) and color Doppler (CD) imaging to demonstrate nerve enlargement and inflammation. Methology/principal findings We performed bilateral US of the ulnar (UN), median (MN), lateral...
Authors: Suman Jain, Tln Praveen, P Narasimha rao, Thummalakunta Surekha, Ramesh Ellanti, Thummalakunta Ln abhishek, Indira Nath

Evan Eichler on “Sequencing Complex Genomic Regions” - Part II

submitted by: JGI

Evan Eichler, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator at the University of Washington, gives the May 28, 2009 keynote speech at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM. Part 2 of 2.

Evan Eichler on “Sequencing Complex Genomic Regions” - Part I

submitted by: JGI

Evan Eichler, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator at the University of Washington, gives the May 28, 2009 keynote speech at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM. Part 1 of 2.

The Well Dressed Ape book review

submitted by: sciencegoddess

Joanne describes her listening experience of the audio version of life-science-popular-book-writer Hannah Holmes' "The Well Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself" as the more comprehensive and funnier updated version of the 1960s "The Naked Ape" by Desmond Morris. Joanne's goal with book reviews is to be positive and intelligent and encourage the reluctant science reader to pick up a book and to let science enthusiasts know what is available on the bookshelves now.

Novel Spinal Cord Stimulator Sparks Hope for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

Content: The future treatment of Parkinson’s disease may target the spinal cord instead of the brain to help alleviate the slow, rigid movements and tremors that are the hallmarks of the disease. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have developed and tested a first-of-its-kind device that rapidly restored motor function in mice with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., senior study investigator and Anne W. Deane Professor of Neuroscience: "We...

Cure For Addiction

submitted by: Recoveryroad

Is it possible to cure drug addiction through medicine. This short film experiments with that reality.