The successful completion of 'Human Genome Project' (HGP) and its availability as an 'Open Source Resource' is arguably the most important advancement in the history of biotechnology and medicinal research in recent times. A number of databases have been reported in the last decade with different aspects of genomic data, including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), gene expression, protein-protein interactions and more. In this mini-review, we attempt to provide a brief outline of the resources developed after the public domain appearance of the HGP.
In this article we describe the clinical evaluation in of Active Vertical Corrector (AVC), which is a removable or fixed orthodontic appliance that intrudes the posterior teeth by reciprocal forces. By the use of magnets for posterior intrusion of teeth, the mandible is allowed to rotate in upward and forward directions. The uniqueness of this appliance is that it corrects anterior open bite problems by reducing anterior facial height. This appliance treats the cause (over eruption of posterior teeth) and provides better facial balance and esthetics than most conventional orthodontic treatment procedures.
The biochemical analysis of saliva is becoming indispensable in dentistry. Monitoring salivary bio markers for oral and systemic diseases could become an important complement to clinical examination. Current clinical diagnostic parameters that were introduced more than a century ago continue to function as the basic model for Periodontal diagnosis.
Background: Alcohol use and related illnesses have become a major public health problem in the south Indian state of Kerala with rising sale reported every successive year. Ours is a teaching hospital catering to patients in the northern districts of Kerala and has a de-addiction ward and OPD services running for more than 10 years.
A novel alternated dual task (ADT) was designed to clarify whether increasing novelty and alternation factors in a task will increase or decrease the short term and long term memory in rats. Rats were made to learn T-maze (TM) spontaneous alternation task and radial arm maze (RAM) task alternatively