An environmental analysis of existence: The past, the present and the future
Man, as a “being” with the unique capacity to think and reason, has always been curious about his end as well as the end of the known universe. Perhaps, that is the ultimate thing he can think about beyond which nothing exists. Not only in the religions, in science also, there are lots of queries and theories about the END, the total extinction beyond which it is the unimaginable...
The significance of Candida infections of medical implants
Infection of medical implants is acquired at the time of instrumentation or surgery. It is an early complication of this intrusive procedure. Biofilm formation on implanted implants such as dentures, catheters or a prosthetic heart valve may lead to Candida infections. Factors affecting the biofilm formation and the risk factors associated with the implantation of the various medical devices...
Live birth by fallopian tube sperm perfusion in hyperprolactinemic woman after failed in vitro-fertilization
The case presented describes a live birth following treatment of a 35-year-old woman with fallopian tube sperm perfusion (FTSP) using donor sperm after three-repeated unsuccessful courses of In-vitro fertilization (IVF) with Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA), Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE), and donor sperm. The indication of FTSP is hereby explored and discussed. Key...
The differential impact of various assessment parameters on the medical students’ performance in the professional anatomy examination
This study was designed to assess the convergent validity of the professional anatomy (a multifaceted examination) with other markers of success (the various interactive assessment components of the curriculum) in determining the overall performance of third-year medical students. The aim was to isolate area of academic weakness among the students and to readjust the curriculum content to balance the...
Biotechnology and intellectual property
Through out the decades, biotechnology has emerged as research area which requires the understanding of the biological intricacies of nature. Much of the scientific knowledge has been imparted to transfer beneficial genetic traits from one species to another to enhance or protect an organism. In the field of medicine, these tasks have ranged from the production of proteins, such as insulin, to selective...
Phaeocedus is a new genus of ground spider (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) in Turkey
The spider genus Phaeocedus belonging to family of Gnaphosidae is recorded from Turkey for the first time. The characteristic features are described and illustrated, and data on distribution are given. Key words: Gnaphosidae, Phaeocedus, Turkey.