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Physiotherapy helps amputation

...r all the joints a upper limb and lower limb using sand bags, dumbbells of various weights. 2) Bridging exercises. 3) Balancing exercises 4) Weight transfer exercises etc. Patient can lead a normal life as before. There have been many celebreties like the famous classical dancer Ms.Sudha Chandran, and mo...

Gene Mutation Causes Ovarian Failure

..., explains: "There is a finite number of grains of sand that are released in a metered way. Similarly, a w... lifespan. Menopause occurs when all the grains of sand have fallen. In mice lacking the FOXO3a gene, all of the grains of sand fall out very quickly, resul...

Metabolism cycle of Kala-Azar parasite revealed

...we use kill our cells too. The parasite spreads by sand flies; the leishmania parasite infects certain white blood cells known as macrophages. “Our discovery not only offers hope for leishmaniasis,” says Prof. McConville. “It may help us to develop drugs for many other microbial pathogens which use manno...

Georgia Institute of Technology develops doppler Vein finder

...cts the moving blood between the stationary tissue sand skin. Compared to ultrasound vein detector which is very expensive this doppler ultrasound is a hand held instrument and is comparatively cheaper. The device emits a thin acoustical wave through the reflector which directs into the angle of the skin ...

Gene for Schizophrenia identified

...were trained to identify food treats buried in the sand with the assistance of external clues. Then hey were injected with the viral vector, which had the ability to delete NR1 gene, which is responsible for learning and memory. After deletion the mice were unable to care out similar wok. The findings o...

Threat from Chikungunya, No Longer a Fear

...h more than 700,000 tourists flocking to its white sand beaches every year, generating around $800 million annually. The government is investing in promoting its tourism industry to accelerate economic growth. But due to this disease it is expected that the tour operators have seen cancellations. But s...

Effective Vaccine for Leishmaniasis in the Pipeline

...nnually. It spreads by the bite of infected female sand flies. // Visceral leishmaniasis infects about 500,000 people annually mainly in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sudan and Brazil. The most common drugs to treat leishmaniasis have serious side effects and are expensive. Symptoms of visceral leishmaniasis ...

Sandbag Workout Takes Over, Gym Bags To Stay At Home

...r to avoid any drastic consequences as a result of sand bag training, the fitness experts recommend starting workout with a smaller weight. This regime can progressively stretched to accommodate a weight of heavy and cumbersome 40 lbs. Additionally, use of poor techniques and low strength potential can ...

'Mother and Child' Sculptor for Anti-Polio Campaign

Noted sand sculpture artist Sudarsan Patnaik used the sands of tsunami-hit Pondicherry beach on Saturday to create a sculptor called "Mother and Child" // . 'Mother and Child' - spreading the message of polio eradication was unveiled on the Tourism Secretary ...

What to do with the Dead if a Flu Outbreak Happens?

...rectors Association. ‘We can't put our head in the sand and say response stops at prevention and treatment.’ The 227-page response plan released by the White House has only spared a paragraph on page 112 to recommend hospitals, government officials and medical examiners 'to assess current capacity for ...

Lack of STAT1 -an Immune Protein, Pack Liver Infection Cure

...d by this infectious disease through the bite of a sand fly. The parasite causes visceral leishmaniasis ...isease, which is transmitted through the bite of a sand fly, is common in tropical and subtropical countries such as Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. The findi...

Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur

... on the barrier islands to blend in with the white sand dunes—are largely due to a simple genetic mutation...exist on beautiful white-sand beaches, inhabit the sand dunes and feed on sea oats,” says Hoekstra. Their pristine habitat is being destroyed by human devel...

Kala-azar Outbreak In Kenya

...zoa// of the genus Leishmania, which are spread by sand flies. It spreads to people through the bite of the sand fly carrying the parasite, Leishmania donovani. The parasite then multiplies in the victim’s body, i...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

...tions of villagers are perfect breeding ground for sand flies, the carrier of the disease, and the governm...parasitic killer in the world after malaria. The sand flies multiply in cow-dung that villagers use as fuel or to plaster their shanties with. The flies s...

Kalaazar sweeping through Bihar, 93 dead

...a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by the tiny sand fly, has affected an estimated 25,000 people, most...eads to cardiovascular complications. The little sand fly that transmits the disease multiplies among the cow dung that villagers use liberally to plaster...

QUT Scientists on the Way to Sifting Out a Cure for HIV

..." he said. "Titania is a compound found in beach sand and alumina is an intermediate product of aluminium which is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust. "Australia is the largest producer of alumina and titania in the world meaning we can make nano-mesh relatively easily and cheaply." ...

Harbinger of Hope for Kala Azar Victims of Bihar

... Azar, a parasitic disease transmitted by the tiny sand fly. Now they will be provided houses by the cen...eople are suffering from the disease. The little sand fly that transmits the disease multiplies in the cow dung that villagers use liberally to plaster th...

New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever

...also home to another Bartonella species, spread by sand flies. The researchers first thought this was causing the patients infection. But genetic comparisons showed that although the new bacterium is related enough to be classified with the other Bartonella bacteria, it is nevertheless distinct from al...

Scientists Report New Take on Sexual Signaling

...g predatory shorebirds. Male crabs build hood-like sand castles next to the entrance of their burrows, attracting the attention of females by waving their one, super-sized claw. Females prefer males that have built hoods to males that have not. When they run across the beach to check out or mate with a ...

Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

...a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by the tiny sand fly. And a former minister says he knows how to ... creating a flutter," Thakur told IANS here. The sand fly that transmits the disease multiplies in the cow dung villagers use liberally to plaster their s...

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