Introduction

Advances in molecular technologies have brought forth new diagnostic procedures for rapid, specific, sensitive, and cost-effective identification of Mycobacterium leprae and drug-resistant strains. These tools have made possible the specific and early diagnosis of leprosy which is critical for initiating appropriate treatment to hasten a cure and prevent progressive nerve damage. Genomics of both man and M. leprae are providing new information regarding disease susceptibility as well as markers for strain typing M. leprae. Annotation of M. leprae's genome has provided insight into why the leprosy bacillus is an obligate intracellular parasite and has provided the basis for future experimentation to better understand its pathogenicity.

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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