Which Hand Is Worse?

Researchers from Canada have found patients with clinically diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may not always have their diagnosis confirmed upon electro-diagnostic testing. The results were based upon a review of tests on 252 patients, who were evaluated and then diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Amazingly only 68% of the patients agreed which hand really had carpal tunnel syndrome when their observations […]

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)  have been highlighted in the Gates Foundation annual letter. An overlooked aspect of NTDs is their neurologic manifestations. A recent research report in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences brings these little-known effects to the forefront. The neglected tropical diseases with neurological symptoms include: Buruli ulcer Chagas disease Cysticercosis Dengue Dracunculiasis […]

Proteomics For Nerve Regeneration

Proteomics, which is the large-scale study of proteins, is considered the next step in the study of biological systems. Proteomics is much more complicated than genomics because while an organism’s genome is more or less constant, the proteome differs from cell to cell and from time to time. A chapter in the recent book, Neuroproteomics, focuses on how proteomics may […]