Review Article

GM foods or not

In the last decade, most of the developed countries had harvested the yields of GM crops and equally had opposed them in certain contexts. GM foods had reached the markets and are being utilized on daily basis in the developed countries. Cosumer awareness is the point of concern and there are confusions prevailing among consumers regarding GM crops. There are no clear policies regarding the marketability of GM products. Policies vary across the countries.

The reliability of imaging in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders; a systematic literature Review

The aim of this study is to assess the reliability of imaging in the diagnosis of TMJ disorders, namely, MRI, Cone Beam and and Ultrasonography. This systematic review has allowed an analysis of the scientific literature in the period 2005 to September 2015. This study is based on approved publications that assess the sensitivity, specificity and reliability of each type of imaging technics in the diagnosis of ATM components disorders, their benefits and limitations; and comparison with other imaging technics not discussed in this study.

Salivary gland imaging- An overview

A variety of conditions including obstructive, inflammatory, infectious and neoplasms affect the salivary glands. On clinical examination, nodal masses, peripheral nerve schwammomas, and masseteric hypertrophy may mimic tumors of salivary glands. This renders the spectrum of imaging and diagnostic procedures wide to attain an appropriate diagnosis.

Vanga(lead) chatthu mooligaigal: A literature review

Objective: In Siddha system of medicine, eventhough minerals are purified by specific purification process called suddhi and made into non toxic medicines after undergoing many flawless, specialized preparation techniques, a medicine containing minerals is remaining as a frightening agent in the view of common people. To overcome this,  herbs which have the efficacy of lead minerals have been searched for.

Method:  Literature review.

Comparative study of statins and different formulation of statins- A review

Statins are very commonly used antihyperlipidaemic in all over theworld. Statins are the main API occurred in all antihyperlipidaemic drugs. This classes of compounds are the most efficacious and the best tolerated hypolipidaemic drugs. Statins reduced the raised LDL-CH associated mortality and morbidity is now established. Up to certain therapeutic dose is useful but anoverdose of Statins start side effects like a headache, Nausea, vomiting and bowel upset, rashes on the body.

Astaxanthin and its health effects

Astaxanthin found in salmon, shrimp, lobster, crayfish and krill belongs to the family of xantophil of carotenoids. Astaxanthin is produced from many microorganisms such as microalg Haematococcus pluvialis and red yeast Phaffa rhodzyma. Astaxanthin is also used for coloring agent in fish feed. Apart from coloring agent astaxanthin has many positive effects on health. Astaxanthin has been shown to be 100 times stronger than vitamin E against lipid peroxidation and 40 times effective than  carotene on scavenging singlet oxygen.

Polydactyly – A review

Polydactyly is a condition in which a person has more than five fingers per hand or five toes per foot. Having an abnormal number of digits (6 or more) can occur on its own, without any other symptoms or disease. Polydactyly may be passed down (inherited) in families. This trait involves only one gene that can cause several variations. African Americans, more than other ethnic groups, can inherit a 6th finger. In most cases, this is not caused by a genetic disease. Polydactyly can also occur with some genetic diseases.

Effect of microbial secretion on inhibitory effect of phytonematode: A review

Plant-parasitic nematodes cause significant damage to a broad range of agricultural crops throughout the world. For decades, the control of phytonematodes has relied heavily on chemical nematicides. Recently, the use of chemical nematicide has been restricted due to their toxic effect towards the physical environment. So an environment friendly alternative for nematodes control is increasingly important. As the natural enemies of nematodes, nematophagous microorganisms offer a promising approach to control the nematode pests (Tian et al., 2007).