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Paul Langerhans and his eponym “Islet of Langerhans”

ABOUT PAUL LANGERHANS Paul Langerhans (25/7/1847 to 20/7/1888) was a German pathologist, physiologist and biologist. He studied the pancreas and noticed unique polygonal cells within the parenchyma of the pancreas. He provided a detailed description of microscopic pancreatic structures. He did not know the significance of these cells at the time of his research. In […]

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Gabriele Falloppio and his eponym “Fallopian tube”

ABOUT GABRIELE FALLOPPIO Gabriele Falloppio (1523 to 9/10/1562) is often known by his Latin name Fallopius Fallopio and was a famous doctor an surgeon. He is the most illustrious of 16th century Italian anatomists, who contributed greatly to early knowledge of the ear and of the reproductive organs. Falloppius discovered the tubes that coonect the […]

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Sir William Bowman and his eponym “Bowman’s capsule”

About Sir William Bowman Sir William Bowman (20/7/1816 to 29/3/1892), 1st Baronet was an English surgeon, histologist and anatomist. He is mostly famous for his research using microscopes to study various human organs, though during his lifetime he pursued a successful career as an ophthalmologist. He sketched and wrote highly detailed descriptions of the skin, […]

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Keep Your Glucose Down, You’ll Feel Better

    Do you feel tired all the time? Does your mouth get dry? Do you feel like you constantly have to drink something and then go to the bathroom all the time?  If you answered yes to all of these questions – and you are a diabetic – then it is likely your blood glucose level […]

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    Louis-Antoine Ranvier and his eponym “Node of Ranvier”

    Louis-Antoine Ranvier (2/10/1835 to 22/3/1922) Ranvier was a French histologist and pathologist. He is credited with transforming histology from a descriptive discipline into an experimental science that could serve as a basis for physiological observations. He devoted most of his research to elaborating detailed nerve and skin structure. In 1878 he described constrictions seen in […]

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    10 Diseases likely to Threaten Human Race in near future

    Humans are losing the war with Microbes. Antibiotics have started failing and new ones aren’t being produced while drug resistant organisms have started raising their heads and will cause a huge loss to human race if in time, something miracle is not discovered. “ An ideal Drug” with best patient compliance, minimal side-effects, broad spectrum […]

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    Dermatology Case Facts

    Case Of A Treeman-Human Papilloma Virus

    A man with Tree-like( Bark of a tree) appendages was discovered in West Java by Discovery Channel.His name is Dede who was nicknamed as Tree-man , Root-man , Bark-man. He was seen by famous dermatologist and immunologist from US, Anthony Gaspari. The man’s condition started when he cut himself at the age of 15 and […]

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    Case of Tumorman-Neurofibromatosis, von Recklinghausen’s disease

    A Chinese male, with a giant facial tumor used to be recognized as a tumor man. At a very young age of four, he suffered from a  rare genetic disease called Neurofibromatosis , obscuring his external appearance and warping his backbone.  Tumor Growths on his face caused him to have a trouble to hear, to […]

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    Cephalic Index

    Craniometry is the measurement of cranial features in order to classify people according to race, criminal temperament, intelligence, etc. Cephalic index also known as length-breadth index is derived from Greek word “kephale” meaning “head,” the Greek word “ikos” meaning “pertaining to,” and the Latin word “index” meaning “that which points out”. It is the ratio of the maximum […]

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