Over the past several years, M. leprae's genetic information has been used to identify markers for the development of rapid, highly specific, and sensitive assays for the diagnosis of leprosy and drug-resistant leprosy directly from patient specimens. Genetic markers for susceptibility to leprosy have been identified, making the development of molecular assays for assessment of risk to this disease feasible. In addition, molecular markers for strain identification have been identified. Together, these assays will potentially aid in the elimination program by providing rapid diagnostic and epidemiological tools for leprosy. In addition, the availability of genomic information has opened new areas of leprosy research that will increase our knowledge of the metabolic, physiological, and pathogenic lifestyle of M. leprae, and aid in the identification of novel targets and skin test reagents for early diagnosis of leprosy.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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